Category: Education

Should I Reward My Child’s Academic Success?

Without a doubt, inspiring kids is critical for their academic success. If children feel their achievements go unnoticed, they are less likely to excel in the future. On the other hand, if children are only rewarded when they achieve high …
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Common Core Standards and A Grade Ahead Curriculum

One of the questions we hear often from parents participating in A Grade Ahead’s Academy or Enrichment at Home programs is this: “Do the topics match what my students are learning in school?” It’s a great question! There are a …
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Visual and Verbal Communication

How Standardized Lessons Improve Enrichment Classes

Visual and Verbal Communication with Students How the teacher and their students communicate is important in order to ensure the quality of learning.  Whether the exchange is visual or verbal, both are effective ways of not only teaching the material, …
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Essential Formulas for Math Class

Part 2 of Essential Formulas to Know Formulas are part of math at every step of the way. We have compiled a list of essential math formulas that you will often see in the different grades. These formulas range from …
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How to Motivate Your Students to Succeed

Introduction to Motivation So you want to know how to motivate your child to succeed? You want how to motivate your students to succeed and stick with positive behaviors? However, what is motivation to a child? Motivation is the willingness …
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The Relationship Between Art and Math

Golden Ratio

Did you know that April is Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month? The Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM) celebrates Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month every April in order to increase an understanding of and appreciation for math. Mathematics and Statistics …
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Playtime and Learning

School is a place for learning and not for fun and games. Almost every elementary school student is familiar with this tired phrase. Maybe their parents have said it, or worse yet their teachers. Even afterschool activities such as recess, …
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Why Read More?

Read anywhere!

Video Games Versus Reading? With the demands of life, it’s hard to find time to sit down for more than 10 minutes, let alone find the time to read a book. Many of us would rather curl up on the …
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Strategies to Get Kids to Do Homework During a Pandemic

Let’s face it – we’re living in unprecedented times. With many school districts across the country extending spring breaks or teaching online for the foreseeable future, many parents and educators are finding themselves in a whole new world of schooling. …
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