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 …
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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 …
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Why Should Students Show Their Work?

We have all heard “show your work” from a teacher or two. We have all groaned as we erase and rewrite the math problem, wondering why it’s necessary – why should students show their work when they already got the right …
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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 …
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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 …
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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, …
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