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HOW TO CLOSE THE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT GAP: RECOMMENDATION #1: USE EFFECTIVE PRACTICES FOCUSED ON STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

  Most schools—especially in areas of high ethnic and economic diversity—have concerns over “student achievement gaps,” academic-success differences related to demographics. This post series looks at ideas for remedying the problem. The worst-case classroom scenario is the teacher who not only is sure of the one way a “good” student should perform, but “predicts” every […]

The 7 “R’s” To Promote A Love Of Learning

It’s sad that many people—adults as well as children—associate “learning” with boring school lessons, and can hardly wait to “outgrow” it. The truth is, someone who has stopped learning has stopped growing, and is stagnant and barely alive. If your children groan at the word “learning,” show them its real definition: acquiring knowledge through experimenting, […]

Success through Perseverance

Success doesn’t come overnight—nor does it come at a speed that can be measured in days or months. Most often, one’s major goals are reached through an extremely arduous and demanding process of learning, planning, course correction, and try-again-and-again-and-again. Many people make the process harder because they lack understanding of how success is attained—and spend […]