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 …
Read full article

Are Study Halls Effective?

  If you’ve seen any movie involving teenagers, you’ve probably seen some pretty shocking portrayals of the humble study hall. It raises the question of whether today’s study halls are as chaotic as the ones on TV or if they …
Read full article

What’s the Importance of Word Problems?

“If Johnny has eight apples, and he gives three of them away to Sally, how many apples does he have left?” Word problems have long been met with dread by math students from all walks of life. Normally, when people …
Read full article

8 Habits for Kids to Build for Success in School

A new school year brings a fresh start… and a fresh set of teachers, students, assignments, stresses, responsibilities, and maybe even schools. At A Grade Ahead, we know the beginning of the school year can be chaotic, exciting, and a …
Read full article

How to Prepare Your Child for a New School

Believe it or not, the movies about the new kid at school eating lunch alone in the bathroom stall are not total exaggerations. I attended a high school outside of my district, so I didn’t know a single other person. …
Read full article

Most Commonly Misused Words in Writing

One of the most common errors I see when reading anything from students (and even adults) is the tendency to mix up homophones. Homophones are words that sound the same but have different meanings and spellings, like “to,” “too,” and …
Read full article

Four Reasons to Start Classes in June

Summer is when you go on vacation and leave school behind, right? So why does A Grade Ahead start classes in June? Why Start Classes in June? Yes, our school year starts in June. And, yes, that is when summer …
Read full article

Vocabulary Practice Doesn’t Have to be Boring!

With a skill like vocabulary, sometimes it seems like the only option for learning is repetition and memorization. But for many children, this method can lead to boredom or even frustration – especially if the child struggles with those types …
Read full article

1 2 3 13

Subscribe

Don't miss the latest article! Stay up-to-date on our blog posts by subscribing below.

Categories