As an adult or child, the wrong friends can be toxic. Use the Playground Effect, it makes perfect sense, even though I made it up.
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Essential Question: Does giving learners no lower than a 50 percent as an overall grade, even when they have not done anything, helping or hurting the learner? In a few states, the no zero grading policy has been making some tremendous waves. Teachers and parents have been wondering if this policy really helps the child or… Continue reading The Controversy of the “No Zero” Grading Policy
Although Vaping is considered a recent trend, it definitely is not new. Vaping began in Ancient Egypt when they used hot stones to vape herbs, and later evolved into the first "shisha" when introduced in India. (Also known as Hookah) These practices led to the invention of vaping as we know it today. In 1927,… Continue reading VAPE Education: Is Your Child Vaping?
Teachers and Parents: What to do when Instructional Time is lost. Teachers: Create a plan to strategically cover material student are weak in (based on data) and/or material that is high priority that you have not had an opportunity to cover. Parents: Provide support by making sure students are taking at least fifteen minutes a… Continue reading Teacher and Parents: What to do when Instructional Time is lost.
Happy Summer Everyone! Two weeks ago, I shared some summer activities at a District PTA meeting and wanted to list them here. If you have other ideas to share, leave them in the comment box 🙂 1. Summer Reading Clubs (Local libraries) 2. Summer Activity Books (15 minutes a day) 3. Tutoring in weak subject… Continue reading 15 Summer Activities for Students