Category Archives: Education

Home Schooling: What, Why, and How?

What Is Homeschooling? One question that every parent has to answer sooner or later is this: how am I going to best prepare my child for a successful life? Every parent has a slightly different answer to this question, but almost unanimously, parents and experts alike agree that a solid education is the best foundation […]

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The Early College High School Initiative

A New Trend in Education: Early College High Schools Early College High School. At first read, this combination of words seems like a contradiction in terms. Traditionally speaking, college and high school are two separate segments of education. There has always been a small percentage of advanced students who begin college far earlier than most […]

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Topics in Education: What is Social Constructionism?

From Social Theory to Educational Method Social Constructionism is a theory of sociology that has exerted an enormous influence on the development of modern education. Social Constructionism, also known as Social Constructivism, comes from the ideas of a Russian psychologist named Lev Vygotsky who lived and worked during the end of the 19th and early […]

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Trends In Education: Place-Based Education

What is Place-Based Education? Parents, teachers, school leaders, and public policy makers have their hands full keeping up with the latest trends in education. It’s a complex process. First, creative thinkers propose new ideas for better serving our students. Second, teachers apply these theoretical models in the classroom. Third, school leaders learn about the success […]

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The Trauma-Informed Classroom

Every Child Has a Story One thing teachers learn very quickly when they step into the classroom is that every child under their care has a slightly different approach to learning. While many students respond well to traditional teaching methods, others don’t. Although sensitive and creative teachers have always found fresh and interesting ways to […]

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The Charter School Movement

Charter Schools: A Viable Option for Families  As most parents know, education is the key to getting ahead in life. Whether that means taking an accelerated academic path that involves college, graduate school and pursuing a professional occupation, taking a vocational path that involves learning a skill and pursuing a technical occupation, or finishing high […]

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What’s in a Grade?

Forward-thinking teachers, school administrators, and policy makers rarely achieve legitimate consensus on big issues in education. They stake claims on all sides of critical questions facing schools across the country. From the length of school days to which subjects are most important to the best way to prepare students for the modern workplace, competing experts […]

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The Effect of Musical Training on Learning Mathematics

For decades, there’s been a buzz in educational circles about the positive relationship which exists between music and mathematics. Some of this research has examined the effect of listening to classical music during math lessons and before math tests. It’s unearthed positive results. This particular wrinkle in scholarship and the positive correlations identified between music […]

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