Low Income Students

Helping Low-Income Students Succeed

For many children, going to school is just one part of their daily ritual. They grumble get out of their comfortable bed, have breakfast, and are transported to school for a day of learning and spending time with friends. They receive their assignments for the...

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Parents Aiding Teachers For Better Learning

The creation of a lifelong learner and passionate reader extends beyond the classroom. It involves a group effort, which includes the friends and family of the student. They are the support system that ensures the lessons learned in the classroom get reinforced outside of it....

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Building Vocabulary Building Blocks

Building Vocabulary, One Word At A Time

Language philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein once wrote, “The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.” Wittgenstein knew that his world was limited to the words he could use to describe it. This has been borne out through more methodical tests, like those performed...

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Challenging Students

Challenging Students for Better Results!

In 2011, innovative game designer Jane McGonigal wrote a book about her experiences with gamers and how to live better through games. The book was Reality is Broken, and it discussed how to improve life through gamification. Offering rewards for people to achieve has become...

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Improved literacy improves behavior

Improving Literacy Improves Behavior

The problem starts slowly. Students begin to struggle with their assignments. They work hard to understand the explanation of the concept, but it is just not coming to them as easily as it comes to their neighbor. When they go home to do homework, they...

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The School's Cost of Summer Reading

The Other Cost of the Summer Slide

The impact of the summer slide has been the focus of multiple studies over the past several decades. Over the course of their school career, students can lose up four years of education by not studying during vacation. This affects graduation rates, employment rates, and...

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Teachers as Literacy Role Models

Over the summer, home is an incredibly important place in the development of a love for reading. That center shifts when the days get cooler and school begins. The classroom becomes the place where children continue to build their literacy skills. Instilling this desire goes...

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Home Libraries Transform Learning

Like developing anything important, building better students requires providing the right environment. This is an easier task when the children are in school. A school is filled with teachers, staff, and materials that serve the purpose of encouraging students to learn. Outside of the classroom,...

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Kids Read New Rewards

Rewarding Student Achievement!

Motivating students is complicated. School staff knows what is required of the students by the state. The challenge has been to find a way to get the class to not only see that goal but to instill a desire to achieve it. A healthy debate has...

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Summer Reading Momentum

Building Summer Reading Momentum

In the middle of the summer, it can be difficult to keep children motivated to read. There are pools to play in, friends running up and down the street, and for many, little desire to be reading anything. School is not for another month, and...

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