Archive for August, 2012

  • Does it Matter How Long it Takes a Student to Learn?

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    August 31st, 2012 No Comments News

    Learning is not a marathon. We each have our own pacing. Most individuals have academic strengths and weaknesses, and even different learning styles. For instance, some students learn quicker when the subject area is interesting or aligns with their favorite class. For others, the timeframe for mastery is dependent upon the effectiveness of the teacher… Read More

  • Should Attendance Still be Considered a Requirement in Virtual School?

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    August 31st, 2012 No Comments News

    It’s elementary. Education, by its very nature is intended to be an interactive medium. Teachers teach. They provide tools, techniques, key concepts, and exercises to help students to gain and master important skills and increase their knowledge base. Students, in turn, process, apply, complete assignments, pose questions, test theories, and provide feedback to demonstrate their… Read More

  • Where You Study Matters

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    August 30th, 2012 No Comments Trends

    You are more than likely already aware that a healthy breakfast, sharpened pencils and plenty of paper to write on are all important items for a student’s academic success. But according to a new study, there is more that goes into achieving greatness in the classroom. Now, researchers are realizing that the setup, décor and… Read More

  • Teaching Outdoors Boost Grades

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    August 30th, 2012 3 Comments Trends

    We talk a lot about classroom environments and where students learn best, but teaching outdoors is a new one even to us. Still, the argument made here makes some sense. Instead of telling students about the world as it is, why not allow them to experience it first-hand? According to the post, learning in an… Read More

  • Students Using Mobiles To Cheat

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    August 29th, 2012 No Comments Trends

    Since the beginning of time, clever kids have found ways to do less and achieve more. This is particularly true when it comes to cheating for better grades. In simpler times, techniques included writing answers on body parts, passing notes in class, and sneaking peeks in books while the teacher’s head was turned. With the… Read More