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Make Student Practice Deliberate and Worth the Effort

Make Student Practice Deliberate and Worth the Effort

Ask any all-star athlete, world-class musician, or expert craftsman about how they rose to the top of their field. One word will always appear – practice. It takes repetition and sustained engagement to yield growth.

However, today’s educators face a climate where, in many cases, homework has become a dirty word. Teachers assign assignments to be completed outside of class that return …

What is the Best Environment for Learning at Home?

What is the Best Environment for Learning at Home?

Many parents feel that children receive more homework today than they did in previous generations. A recent study by the Brookings’ Brown Center on Education Policy reported that the after-school assignment load has not actually changed in the past thirty years. The study revealed that the average elementary student has …

My teen won’t do their homework!

My teen won’t do their homework!

Every adult you know was once a teenager. This fact may reassure you that teenage years are survivable, both for your teenager and for you. A teenage brain is not an adult brain. Take that one fact to heart—by dealing with your teenager differently than you would deal with a peer—and many of your parent-child confrontations will evaporate, including the problem of your teen not doing …

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