Author: Becky Adams

How Standardized Lessons Improve Enrichment Classes

The word “standardized” sometimes gets a bad rap in the education world because making everything the same can seem negative when dealing with students. We all know students are different and should be taught differently. But just because something is “standardized” doesn’t mean teachers ignore students’ individual needs. In fact, standardized lessons can actually improve […]

How Do I Prevent My Sick Child from Falling Behind in School?

It’s that time of year again when it seems like everyone is falling sick with something. Kids are especially susceptible to illness because schools are littered with different types of germs. Parents want to keep their children in school so that they don’t fall behind in schoolwork, but they also want to be courteous to […]

Use Midterm Grades to Improve Your GPA

When students are new to high school, they may not know what to do with midterm grades. Some students may find them intimidating or even wish they didn’t have midterms at all. What they don’t know is that these scores are extremely useful and that you can even use midterm grades to improve your GPA […]

Could Free ACT and SAT Exams Benefit Low-Income Students?

College enrollment among lower income students has been an issue for years. High schools want their students to move on to college, but among lower income students, that has not been a reality. New research suggests that if states pay for the cost of college entrance exams (ACT and SAT), college enrollment among lower income […]

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. […]

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 […]

The Trend Towards Hands-on Learning in Education

Hands-on learning has become an important topic in education. Think back to when you were a kid—chances are, you sat through lecture and completed homework to learn a concept. While this does aide learning and a tactic that teachers still use, it is not the only tactic teachers use today. Hands-on learning is not a new […]

Learning English for Kids: 5 Tips for Teaching Your Child English

A baby’s first words are often a milestone in any parent’s life, but did you know that young children understand language months before they are able to speak? English learning for kids, or any language for that matter, should focus more on language comprehension rather than production. In other words, in these formative years learning […]

5 Best Educational Board Games for Middle Schoolers

If you dread family game night, you’re playing the wrong games. Educational board games are so much more than the classics we played as kids (Chutes and Ladders, anyone?).  Instead of a lucky die roll, these board games require strategy, critical thinking, and even some teamwork or alliances, which will keep you and your middle […]