student interest

Apr
17

Does Project-Based Learning Increase Student Learning?
What Does Research Say?

The purpose of PBL is to develop what cognitive scientists call “usable knowledge. This means knowledge that is not just recalled when needed for a test or an in class response but rather, knowledge that once learned, can be used in daily life and in solving problems the individual encounters in the real world. This [...]
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Mar
11

Engage Your Child’s Learning Through Reading Strategies

One positive way to keep your child's attention focused on learning is to help in making the process fun. Using physical motion in studying, connecting dry facts to interesting trivia, or inventing silly songs that make details easier to remember can help your child enjoy learning and even reduce the symptoms of disengagement with learning. [...]
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Mar
05

What Factors Help Students with Attention Deficits?

Let’s look now at some of the important factors that help students with attention deficits find success in the classroom. Working with students with attention deficits can be challenging for both student and teacher unless the teacher understands the critical factors that students need to be successful in school. Some important teacher factors include: Teacher […]

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Dec
04

Making Kids Successful Adults Through Play

By Jane Sandwood, Freelance Writer One often overlooked aspect of a child’s development is the teaching of life skills. In contrast to most lessons that focus on academic excellence such as math and science, life skills are, according to UNICEF, the skills that a person needs in order to successfully navigate everyday life. These skills are usually, in addition […]

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Nov
27

Creating Student Innovators In Our Schools

When information is ubiquitous and free, and when basic education is available to billions of people worldwide, only one set of skills can ensure this generation’s economic future – the capacity for innovation. Here are few questions to consider as you reflect on the status of our current educational systems and how they need to […]

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Oct
01

Cutting Through The Noise: How To Help Kids Focus

Brand new data has confirmed what many teachers already know: kids who spend more than 2 hours per day looking at screens (and that’s currently nearly 2 out of 3 American children) perform worse on memory, language and thinking tests than their peers.  Too many children arrive in school over-stimulated from screens, full of sugar, lacking a good […]

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May
15

Addressing Attention Deficits in the Classroom

The classroom environment can be a challenging place for a child with an attention deficit. The very tasks these students find the most difficult—sitting still, listening quietly, concentrating—are the ones they are required to do all day long. Perhaps most frustrating of all is that most of these children want to be able to learn […]

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Jan
04

A Guide To Prepare Your Teenager For College Life

By Jane Sandwood, Freelance Writer An estimated 20.4 million students started their first year in American colleges and university for the 2017-2018 school year. Next year, it is likely that there will be more teenagers entering college, and if your child is one of them, then you may have already begun the preparations for the big day. Preparing your […]

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Dec
18

Teaching Our Children the Values of Budgeting

By Jane Sandwood, Freelance Writer We can all develop bad habits one way or another, but teaching our children financial literacy early on can help them prepare for when they haven’t got us to rely on when they’re older.  In the same way, as we develop effective study habits over time, we also need to learn help children […]

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Dec
05

Engage Students In Expanding Their Thinking

Almost everyone agrees that schools should be places in which students learn to think. National, state, and district standards documents invariably stress the importance of having students interpret and synthesize information, draw inferences and conclusions, think analytically, and employ other higher order thinking skills. But how do you teach these skills? How do you help […]

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