Posts tagged with: k-12

  • questioning grades

Grades in Schools: 2 Reasons to Walk Away

Grades are the core of traditional American education. Many tasks that students, teachers, and administrators complete have something to do with earning, assigning, or monitoring grades. Report cards, progress reports, grade point averages, high school rankings, mandatory tutoring, parent conferences, and...
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  • 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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  • education apps for students

5 Low or No-Cost Education Apps for Teaching at Home

Education apps development exploded in the last five years, but so many of said apps seem to be missing the mark. I receive countless inquiries from parents across my social media platforms every week, and they’re always looking for tips and...
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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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