There are six things will make all the difference to how well your child does at school this year. Six things will make them feel happy to walk into the classroom, excited about what they are learning there, and able to use all their energies to play, learn and grow.
Change is hard and change is scary. So, it's all the more important that when we're making big changes -- especially to essential public services like education -- we take more care to focus on the goal and bring all the stakeholders together.
When I heard that a blogger wrote the new book The Perfect Score Project, I thought that maybe -- just maybe -- Debbie Stier can save one child from the miserable test taking experiences I endured during my childhood education.
The GRE is an exam designed for prospective graduate students in many liberal arts fields.So, is it time to start memorizing hundreds of words until your vision is blurred? No! This exam is about studying smarter, not harder.
Measuring student learning isn't like measuring the vacancy rate of a motel -- or the gross sales of a retailer or productivity in a factory. In education, the infatuation with data tends to produce expedient and pedantic solutions to often complex challenges.
There is a sense of achievement that should stem from completing a day's fast during the intense heat and long hours of the Summer, but the process and challenge of the fast can yield much more than that.
The U.S. is not alone in its efforts raise results by expanding charter schools. The English government has taken a similar track with its 'academies' track. Will it work and what lessons are there for the U.S.?
In Spain and most other countries, students who think school is useful are more likely to have high PISA scores in reading, and students who have high scores in reading tend to report that they think school is useful.
Are you ready to move on to the next course in school? To advance to the next level of piano, karate, dance or swimming lessons? To succeed in college? To begin your career? To earn a professional license or certification? To pass the bar exam?
They are the ones who graduate from high school into permanent jobs or marriages or boot camp, without any lag time between ending one thing and starting the next. Do they feel substantially different after graduation?
It's a weird feeling for a 19-year-old realizing what you thought was right when you were 16, is not actually correct at all. I found this out the hard way this past week studying for my history midterm.