For better or worse, school has changed— a lot. Many students report having experienced a disruption to their education as a result of the pandemic. For some students, that disruption came as schools initially closing last year, for others, it was the struggle of keeping up online. There’s no shortage of reasons why students may have struggled this past year, but if the effects continue to linger you may have a case of the “COVID Slide” on your hands. So, how can we diagnose the COVID Slide? More importantly, how do we treat it?
Unsurprisingly, learning takes on different forms for different students. From elementary school to high school, and struggling to striving, learning is a complicated process. Luckily, education researchers, policymakers, and administrators may be able to help illuminate the subject.
The kitchen has long been the setting of cherished memories with family. Whether it’s cooking for the holidays, or a fun afternoon spent baking, time spent cooking together is a time-honored parent-child bonding experience. So, when is a kitchen a classroom?
Learning pods have become the talk of parents across the country. But, what, exactly, is a pod? And should your child join one? The decision, not unlike the choice between hybrid or remote learning at school, is highly personal. Consequently, it pays to weigh the pros and cons of learning pods before opting-in or out of one. Here’s a short list of things you’ll want to consider.
Positive and negative reinforcement are staples in any teacher’s classroom management toolbox. For decades, teachers have leveraged reinforcement strategies to mold students’ behavior. But, what does that look like? And, how does it work?
Is reading comprehension more-reading-less-comprehension for your child? Well, you’re not alone. Here are 5 of the most common reading mistakes you may not realize your child is making.
We often ask our young learners to study, but have we ever taught them how to? Students aren’t ever formally taught how to study. Consequently, students tend to struggle to find effective ways to review for exams and quizzes or use study time. Here are ten things you and your child may want to consider for making the most time spent studying.
Tutoring is a centuries old practice. Why has private and group tutoring remained part of schooling systems for so long? The benefits tutoring offers are plentiful, and there’s value in tutoring for everybody—students thriving and struggling alike.
Your child needs help, but can’t seem to ask. This predicament is extremely common, and entirely solvable. Identify what’s stopping your child from reaching out, and what you can do.
For parents and educators alike, the effects of summer learning loss are terrifying. Even if we recognize the importance of staving off summer brain drain, how do we do it while ensuring a fun summer for our child? Luckily, we have options. Check out three super fun ways from home your student can retain and regain their brain this summer.
Students want to learn, but some don’t want to study. Why? Researchers have identified four dimensions to student motivation, and an aversion to studying means a student’s needs aren’t being met. Check out the four dimensions to student motivation and tips for encouraging your learner.