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Raising Homework From the Dead: 5 ways to make it alive again

There has been a lot of negative press surrounding the much maligned “homework” recently. In fact, it has been getting a bad rap for decades. Everyone is touting studies that show little or no correlation between performance and homework, while others say that any evidence that does exist between improved achievement and homework lacks a… Continue reading Raising Homework From the Dead: 5 ways to make it alive again

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Student Learning Styles: One size doesn’t fit all

While studying for my teaching degree in London, England, we were re-educated on how the “empty vessel model” of student knowledge acquisition was no longer valid or relevant. Historically, students were perceived as empty glasses or “vessels” and it was the job of teachers to “fill” them with “knowledge”. Lessons involved a scripted delivery of… Continue reading Student Learning Styles: One size doesn’t fit all

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Student Goal Setting: A smart idea for 2016

As we start yet another year and head back to school after the holidays, it is important that kids, just like their parents, set goals or ‘new year’s resolutions’. Goal setting isn’t just for grown-ups! Every January before students return to the classroom, I e-mail my clients and encourage them to sit down with their… Continue reading Student Goal Setting: A smart idea for 2016