Learning Strategies

1 Apr, 2019

Summer Learning Loss And How to Lessen it

2019-04-01T13:35:12+00:00

As Americans, we often take for granted that the 9-month long school year is simply a thing of fact. We enjoy our leisurely summers, planning long vacations to the beach, overdue family reunions, and long days of fun in the sun. Teachers use this time to recharge, rest and begin their planning for the fall [...]

Summer Learning Loss And How to Lessen it 2019-04-01T13:35:12+00:00
25 Mar, 2019

Dear Students, Google Can’t Do It All for You

2019-03-25T10:49:00+00:00

As a student today, you are living with more information at your fingertips than any previous generation. Just twenty years ago, students had to spend hours upon hours in libraries looking up physical copies of magazines and newspapers stored on giant rolls of microfilm just to find out it didn't contain the information they needed [...]

Dear Students, Google Can’t Do It All for You 2019-03-25T10:49:00+00:00
18 Mar, 2019

Overcoming End-of-Year Academic Burnout

2019-03-18T09:19:45+00:00

This is the time of year where students start to get spring fever. As the weather starts to warm up and Springtime offers a world of new possibilities, students start to shut down. It is simply the cyclic nature of the learning process and a consequence of the school calendar, but although their minds are [...]

Overcoming End-of-Year Academic Burnout 2019-03-18T09:19:45+00:00
8 Mar, 2019

What the Traditional Classroom Gets Wrong and How to Address It

2019-03-08T08:27:08+00:00

Education is a cornerstone of our society, and for as long as people have been living and working together, there has been some form of education to help them learn and grow. Over time, the needs of society change and our understanding of how people learn best advances. When this happens, we have to adjust [...]

What the Traditional Classroom Gets Wrong and How to Address It 2019-03-08T08:27:08+00:00
25 Jan, 2019

Encouraging Students to Ask (Better) Questions in Class

2019-01-25T14:20:57+00:00

In many traditional classrooms, students simply aren't encouraged to ask questions in class. They may spend the entire class period listening to the teacher lecture without ever really engaging--or, if they're confused, they may not even know where to begin with the questions they have to ask. Much of the question-asking process depends, not on [...]

Encouraging Students to Ask (Better) Questions in Class 2019-01-25T14:20:57+00:00
18 Jan, 2019

Motivating Students: What Works, What Doesn’t

2019-01-18T09:22:59+00:00

Keeping students motivated is an incredibly important part of being an effective teacher. Students' potential to learn is almost endless as long as they can stay motivated to continue working hard—especially in the face of difficult problems. Grades are the classic way to motivate students. Traditionally, good grades have been held out as a kind [...]

Motivating Students: What Works, What Doesn’t 2019-01-18T09:22:59+00:00
15 Jan, 2019

Is it Okay to Let Your Child Fail a Test?

2019-01-15T07:44:07+00:00

Today's educational world has parents more involved than they ever have been before. For one thing, the pressure to know what's going on with their children's grades has gotten much more intense. There's a sense that every class (even in elementary and middle school) is a make-or-break moment that could prevent the child from progressing [...]

Is it Okay to Let Your Child Fail a Test? 2019-01-15T07:44:07+00:00
21 Dec, 2018

The Problem with Competition-Based Learning

2018-12-21T07:36:51+00:00

In many instances, teachers want students to compete: for great grades; on projects; to be the "best" in the classroom. Many of the schools often considered to be the "best" drive students to higher levels of academic success through competition-based learning. Students are trying to do better, achieve better, top their classmates. As a result, [...]

The Problem with Competition-Based Learning 2018-12-21T07:36:51+00:00
3 Dec, 2018

Will Pressing Pause on Fortnite Improve Your Child’s Grades?

2018-11-30T14:12:05+00:00

In early 2018, over 1 million people tuned in to watch a live stream of a Fortnite game on YouTube. That same event brought in more than 42 million unique viewers, and the game has been breaking records for most downloads and attracting plenty of adult players into nightclub-style lounges where they can play for [...]

Will Pressing Pause on Fortnite Improve Your Child’s Grades? 2018-11-30T14:12:05+00:00
30 Nov, 2018

6 Tips to Get Ready for Final Exams

2018-11-30T15:43:34+00:00

Thanksgiving is over, and the end of the semester looms. You want to be able to buckle down and finish strong as you prepare for final exams. Thus far, your pattern of learning has included learning for a few weeks, then sitting down for a test. During the semester, these tests evaluate your short-term memory. [...]

6 Tips to Get Ready for Final Exams 2018-11-30T15:43:34+00:00