Category: Infographics

How Long Do Students Stay with A Grade Ahead?

Unlike regular school teachers, many A Grade Ahead teachers have the opportunity to teach the same students in multiple grades. In fact, it’s not uncommon for teachers to have the same students for 2 or 3 years in a row, which can be great for developing a good rapport and encouraging progress. At the same […]

Types of Emergency Drill Procedures and School Closings Across America

The types of emergencies can sometimes depend on the region where you live. For example, the states along what is commonly called Tornado Alley are more likely to be hit with tornado weather more often than other states. That’s why knowing about the different types of emergency drill procedures and reasons for school closings can […]

Teacher Survey: What Do Students Need to Work On Most?

Sometimes a report card doesn’t tell the whole story when it comes to how well your child is doing at school. In fact, many behaviors and interactions in class can tell you just as much or more about your child’s level of success in school than some standardized tests. We recently asked the teachers at […]

6 Bad Habits Students Should Avoid at All Costs

Some habits are beneficial, and some are not. This is true in life and especially when it comes to students’ schooling habits. We are going to identify 6 bad habits students should avoid and give you tips on what to do instead!  1. Procrastination When students return home from school, starting straight away on their homework is usually […]

SKILLS PRIVATE TUTORING DOESN’T TEACH (BUT SMALL CLASSROOM LEARNING DOES)

While private tutoring does offer some aid to students, there are significant skills small classroom sizes offer students that private tutoring does not. Here are a few examples of the benefits of small classroom sizes: Confidence to Ask Questions: Small class sizes like those offered in after-school enrichment programs are less intimidating. It can be […]

4 Foundational English Skills All Kids Should Know

Having a solid foundation is needed in order to build and grow. Applying this ideology to learning leads to success in every school subject, especially English. To have a solid understanding of English, students need to fully develop their foundational English skills: grammar, phonics, reading comprehension, and vocabulary. You can think of these skills as […]

Common Core Tests: What Are They Testing For?

With all the myths floating around about the Common Core, preparing for tests can be pretty intimidating – what are they all about? What skills are they testing for? You try to look it up, but breaking down Common Core tests like the PARCC and the SBAC isn’t that easy even with all the graphs […]

Private Tutoring vs. Small Class Tutoring: Which is better?

Parents and educators alike debate the benefits of private tutoring vs. small class tutoring, but the fact of the matter is that there’s no right or wrong answer because each child learns differently. Tutoring options are available to help students with various learning styles succeed. Some students excel in the fun, social environment that a […]

Benefits of an Arts Education for Students

You’ve put your children in a good school, you’ve enrolled them in a quality educational enrichment program and enrichment camps, and you spend time with them to make sure they understand the importance of their studies. What more can you do to help them succeed without overloading them with educational pursuits? The short answer is […]

The Common Core’s Focus on Understanding VS Memorization

There has been a definite shift in education as the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) asks teachers, parents, and most importantly, students, to focus more on understanding, or critical thinking. This may be one of the most challenging hurdles for many students to overcome as they make the transition from the old standards of learning. […]