The purpose of education is to draw out the best from our students. It should be about more than just making good grades on bubble tests and making money after graduation. Education should teach students how to learn and to develop a love for life-long learning. Students need to learn to think for themselves. They need to be prepared to handle the problems they will encounter, Read More →
Though a school's main function is to teach academic skills, the reality is that kids don't turn off their emotions when they get to school. Sometimes issues come up in the classroom and on the playground that affect a child's ability to learn. As a result, schools need highly trained and educated staff members to help students excel. Enter Read More →
Once upon a time, people began telling stories around the fire. The stories were as deep and dark as the woods where talking animals, elves, fairies and other enchanting characters lived. As time passed, the stories were collected and written down. Many were made into movies. And then parents began asking: what is it about fairy tales? Aren’t they too violent and scary Read More →
Geography, Queen of the Sciences. Yes, that’s what scholars used to call geography. Savor that title.
Queen of the Sciences. Is that not the highest praise you could bestow?
It sounds so strange, like something from Star Trek or Avatar. Geography important? This must be far away and in another galaxy.
There could hardly be a more dramatic contrast between Read More →
The Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids By Alexandra Robbins Hyperion, 2006, $24.95; 448 pages.
As reviewed by Diane Ravitch
When I was in public high school about a thousand years ago, life was very different. Half of my classmates at San Jacinto High School in Houston didn’t have any interest in going to college. Most Read More →
For lots of teens-not to mention parents-those last years of high school are one long blitz. Courses get harder; friendships more complicated; and then there’s that looming question: what happens next? College? Work? What?
Whatever path your kid chooses, say counselors, you’re looking toward Real Life, and that’s not a bad thing. In fact, Read More →
Auditory learners learn best by hearing information and using self-talk, but how do you know if your child is an auditory learner? As a school counselor, I help students identify which learning style they use. Then I share strategies with students, parents and teachers to maximize the student’s learning.
There are three different ways we learn. We either learn Read More →
Students worldwide and particularly in Australia find custom essay writing quite a tough task. There are various reasons behind it such as lack of time towards essay writing or procrastination towards academic activity. Such reasons lead students to avail Essay help for custom essays and even in cases of general essay writing. However, providing Custom Read More →
Like riding a bike, reading comes fast to some kids, and frustratingly slowly to others. For parents, it’s a knuckle-biter: having practiced again and again on the simple slopes of letters, sounds, and sight words, will your child push on without you? And what IS the right speed, anyway?
If you’ve got a kindergartener or first grader, you may hear about “leveled readers”: Read More →
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