24 Aug, 2021

Help Your Children Take Ownership of Their Education

2021-08-23T07:48:13-05:00Tuesday, August 24, 2021|Education Info, Learning Strategies|

When children become independent learners, they help themselves navigate through their studies. Thus, they teach themselves skills they will actually use later in the workforce and learn how to be an independent adult. As a parent, you may wish to cast a magic spell that gives your child the ability to learn independently. It makes [...]

23 Aug, 2021

Can Video Games Boost Your Child’s Potential

2021-08-23T07:47:10-05:00Monday, August 23, 2021|Education Info, Learning Strategies, Student Health|

There's a lot of talk about how video games distract students from their work. Some people go as far as to say that teenagers should be kept away from gaming or have it strictly limited. What we don't talk about is the positive aspects of video games. In moderation, video gaming can, in fact, be good for [...]

18 Aug, 2021

The 4 Critical Things Your Child Really Needs to Start the School Year Right

2021-08-18T06:49:42-05:00Wednesday, August 18, 2021|Education Info, Learning Environment, Learning Strategies|

The beginning of the school year is one of the most important times of the year. Those initial days can set your child up for success and prepare them to address the challenges ahead of them. Alternatively, they can leave them in a downward spiral that will make it difficult for them to meet their [...]

30 Jul, 2021

How Knowing Your Learning Style Will Help You Succeed

2021-07-26T12:47:52-05:00Friday, July 30, 2021|Education Info, Learning Strategies|

Most people know that everyone learns in different ways, but did you know there are four distinct learning styles that are generally accepted as the way we learn? These learning styles can help you become a more effective student and understand how your brain works. The first step to knowing your own learning style is [...]

28 Jul, 2021

What’s the Deal With Class Participation Grades?

2021-07-26T12:16:11-05:00Wednesday, July 28, 2021|Education Info, Learning Environment|

Many teachers use class participation grades, which are seen as a way to encourage discussion and improve students' social skills. However, not everyone thinks class participation grades are a good idea. So, should teachers include class participation as part of a semester grade? Here are some thoughts to consider: Class Participation During Discussions Is Important [...]

26 Jul, 2021

Emerging Technologies in Education

2021-07-26T12:09:18-05:00Monday, July 26, 2021|Education Info, Learning Strategies|

2020 was a tough year for everyone. Both businesses and schools were affected. The COVID-19 pandemic led to changes in how businesses and educational institutions operate. The COVID-19 pandemic indeed led to innovations and technologies in the education sector. Here are some of the emerging technologies in education after the COVID-19 pandemic. 1. Virtual Reality [...]

9 Jul, 2021

Why Are There Suddenly No More “Pre-AP” Courses?

2021-07-09T07:57:58-05:00Friday, July 9, 2021|Education Info, Testing Strategies|

The College Board controls the AP system, SAT, PSAT, and other programs offered for a fee to schools. However, the pandemic restrictions produced changes in the Advanced Placement (AP) course and exam system. These changes, as well as changing attitudes about the benefits and fairness of AP, are affecting how many schools make use of [...]

6 Jul, 2021

2021 STAAR Results Are in…and Texas Needs School Choice More Than Ever

2021-07-06T07:59:15-05:00Tuesday, July 6, 2021|Education Info, Learning Strategies, Private School|

In a year that has seen dramatic and frequent disruptions, few people were affected more deeply than school-age children. Beyond the pandemic's effects, uneven responses by schools have had a dramatic effect on academic performance. Private schools were, on average, better able to quickly adapt and adjust to provide adequate learning through the pandemic's limitations. [...]

1 Jul, 2021

What Does Academic Integrity Look Like After COVID-19?

2021-07-01T07:58:17-05:00Thursday, July 1, 2021|Education Info, Learning Environment, Teachers|

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic and likely lasting effect on all of us, but perhaps most enduringly on school-age children who may have missed the better part of a full year of schooling in some cases. Beyond gaps in learning, the shift to virtual classrooms has provided opportunities for chronic violations of academic [...]

22 Jun, 2021

The Role of the GPA Arms Race in College Admissions

2021-06-22T07:31:00-05:00Tuesday, June 22, 2021|Education Info|

Traditionally, students have been ranked on a 4.0 scale, also referred to as an unweighted scale. Of late, many new ways of scoring a student's GPA have come up. One is the weighted 5.0 scale. This one makes a certain amount of sense because it takes the difficulty of the student's classes into account. However, [...]

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