What Is Bloom’s Taxonomy and Why Does It Matter?

If you read about education or listen to someone in the education field, you will often hear key terms: critical thinking, creative thinking, higher-level learning, authentic learning, etc. What do educators mean when they use these terms? It all goes back to one concept: Bloom’s Taxonomy What Is Bloom’s Taxonomy? Under the leadership of Dr. […]






Independence Day Quiz: Do You Know Your History?

The 4th of July is a very important date in our nation’s history, and it is fun to celebrate with a day of backyard barbecues and outdoor activities. However, Independence Day is about much more than fireworks and food! How much do you know about this date and the important details surrounding it? Take Our […]






How to Motivate a Child with ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, commonly known as ADHD, presents problems for children who try to get work done.  ADHD includes symptoms of physical hyperactivity, which is the “H” in ADHD.  Inattentive ADHD, which was called ADD in the past, presents with no signs of hyperactivity, and individuals tend to be more laid-back with no disruptive […]






7 Summer Reading Challenge Ideas from Teachers at A Grade Ahead

Sometimes with all of the sunshine and freedom of summer, it can be difficult to want to just sit down and read a book. Most kids and teens want to be outside and active with their friends when it is warm and beautiful. However, it is still important to focus on improving and maintaining reading […]






3 Benefits of Summer Enrichment Programs for High School Students

Are you looking for ways to entertain your high school students this summer? Summer enrichment programs are a great way for high school students to improve both their social skills and gain an academic advantage for the upcoming school year. Summer is a great time to relax, but the free time could also be directed […]






4 English Brain Games for Long Trips

Today’s technology offers more opportunities for keeping kids entertained on long trips, but while some of those options may improve English skills, very few allow the whole family to participate and interact. To keep minds sharp and build wonderful memories for the whole family, try out these English brain games for long trips! Interactive English […]






Recommended Reading: 50 Books Every High School Student Should Read

Whether you’re starting high school or heading to college this fall, you probably have a lot of things on your mind.  There is a lot of prep to do before you head off to your next educational challenge, but there is at least one thing you can do to make it a little easier – […]






English Tutors: 6 Common Struggles English Tutors Face

Let’s face it. The English language is tough. I have spoken it my entire life, and I still do not speak it perfectly; in fact, I don’t know anyone who does. One can easily imagine the challenges that can arise when teaching this language and all of the rules (and exceptions) that go along with […]