Should You Give Students Bonus Points? Weighing the Pros and Cons of Giving Extra Credit

FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestPrintemailIn general, students love extra credit. For some, it’s an opportunity to make up for a missed assignment or a poor test grade. For others, notably the high-achievers, it’s an opportunity to excel at the highest level. However, is extra credit a strategy that is genuinely in your students’ best interests? Before you offer your… Continue Reading >

Integrate Math and Literacy to Improve Student Comprehension

FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestPrintemailYou may find your students tend to have innate abilities that align with analytical and fact based skills such as math and science. You may have other students that seem to have a predisposition to more creative skills such as art or writing. For example, you may have a student who writes gorgeous prose but… Continue Reading >

Student Mental Health Awareness: The Importance of Early Intervention and Warning Signs for Teachers

FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestPrintemailThe most common disease affecting students today is not cancer — nor is it diabetes. The most significant disease, mental illness, affects 17.1 million students—more than the number of children and adolescents with cancer, diabetes, and HIV combined. The first week in October is Mental Health Awareness Week. It brings light onto the fact that… Continue Reading >