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Good Grades

Is Rewarding Good Grades an Effective Parenting Policy?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.06.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

We all want our kids to do well in school. We want learning to become an enjoyable part of their lives. How do we do this? Do we give rewards? What ki...

Internship. Check. Job Offer. Check. Career That Is Fulfilling...?

Garrett Mintz | Posted 01.26.2017 | College
Garrett Mintz

In high school, it was very clear of what to do to get to college. You get good grades. In college, it was very clear of what to do to get a job offer. You get good grades, internships and leadership positions in extracurricular activities. But what about pursuing a career that is fulfilling?

The Social Construction of Grades

Rachel Leventhal-Weiner | Posted 07.21.2014 | College
Rachel Leventhal-Weiner

I am there to teach students something new, to help them expand their worldview and become critical thinkers, and to enhance some of their existing skills. My students are there to get the piece of paper on their way to getting a job.

4 Ways Parents Can Improve Their Child's Education

Maura Kastberg | Posted 10.09.2013 | Parents
Maura Kastberg

Teens need a certain amount of freedom to make their own decisions, and being self-motivated is an important part of doing well in college. Yet, too much freedom will keep many high-school students from finishing their homework.

The Top Ten Ways of Driving Your Professors Crazy

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 12.10.2012 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

The reason you want to know this is that a bad impression can affect how a professor perceives you and that impression might get passed along to other professors.

Should You Pay for an "A? Parents Weigh in -- Part 2

Beth Kobliner | Posted 12.03.2012 | Money
Beth Kobliner

Money, for sure, is a great motivator. The topic of paying kids for good grades, however, is controversial. Some parents say it's akin to bribery. Others insist it's similar to handing out annual bonuses for a job well done; it's just an additional incentive to motivate you to work hard.

Hey Freshmen! This Is How to 'Win Friends and Influence' Professors

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 11.26.2012 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Many students don't realize that professors are often the gatekeepers to a multitude of opportunities in college, and even after college. Therefore, how to make a positive impression on professors is critically important.

6 Siblings Set CRAZY Academic Record

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 06.15.2012 | Teen

When Richie Kogut graduated from Marley Middle School last Thursday with three years of straight A's, his parents were proud, but not surprised. For t...

Teacher Accused Of Exchanging Good Grades For Student's Nude Photos

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 04.06.2012 | Education

Timothy Moll, a 25-year-old teacher at Dieruff High School in Allentown, Pennsylvania, is accused of offering good grades in exchange for a student's ...

CU Students Gamble With Good Grades--Literally

Boulder Daily Camera | Brittany Anas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Parents have long rewarded their kids by paying them cash for each A they bring home on their report cards. But now a Web site will pay out student...

20 Lessons That Will Take You Further in Life Than Good Grades

The Stir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
The Stir

We all want our kids to make good grades in school. However, at the same time, there are so many more important lessons and skills our kids can come home from school with.