Learning

Are Your Students’ Tests Making the Grade?

Engaged classrooms, productive after-school study, and good testing all advance learning. Did you ever stop to think that testing is a form of teaching? That good testing helps advance learning? Keep in mind: I’m talking about good testing. What’s that? First let’s explore what good testing is not. Testing can often be repetitious and predictable. […]

Parents. Teens. Independence. Responsibility.

Just as parents are responsible for the physical well-being of their children, they are equally responsible for their students’ intellectual well-being. The responsibility is as weighty as it is inescapable. Some parents will ignore that responsibility or betray it by portraying education as a burden to their child, “Well, I never liked school either, but […]

Time For a Party

Just as important as getting children to understand the importance of an education is the need to excite them about it. Beginning with middle schoolers, children shift their attitude about learning from openly receptive to overly critical. If only they could appreciate how their education will reveal the many wonderful mysteries of the world. If […]