Posts filed under: Students

  • school choice, charters or traditional

Charter Schools: Are They Different?

Charter schools made their way onto the public education scene in the early 1990s. Their popularity increased gradually, but we’ve heard more in the last decade or so for a variety of reasons. Many traditional public schools struggled under the...
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  • competency-based education, student

Competency-Based Education in K-12

As I begin planning the type of classroom I want for my children, I find myself embracing competency-based education (CBE) more and more. In fact, it is a large piece of the school program I am currently writing. CBE transforms the traditional learning...
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  • Two students doing homework in the public library.

#TeachingParents: De-stress Homework Time

The Deal with Homework Homework is a word that evokes a myriad of flashing images and emotions in our minds. Memories of endless worksheets, pencil eraser casualties, and missed cartoons flood our senses. Why does homework have such a negative connotation...
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Student Behavior & Teacher Classroom Management

Between the internet and your neighborhood bookstore, there is no shortage of information on how to manage a classroom. Thousands upon thousands of words that explain (in theory) how to create the perfect learning environment to maximize student achievement exist...
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#TeachingParents Summer Learning Activities for Home

Summer is here, which means thousands of children are at home getting into everything. School is just a quickly fading memory, and learning (while occurring constantly) is the last thing on their minds. This article is (primarily) for parents who may...
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