High School

  1. How to Get Students to Do Homework

    How to Get Students to Do Homework

    Are you looking for ways to motivate your students to do their homework? If so, you’re not alone. Getting students to do their homework regularly can be a source of frustration for teachers. We know students who consistently complete homework will achieve more academically, particularly in high school, and students who don’t do their homework will falter. As a teacher...
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  2. How to Motivate Your Child to Finish Homework and Succeed in the Long Run

    How to Motivate Your Child to Finish Homework and Succeed in the Long Run

    As a parent of school-attending kids, you may have experienced the following scenario: Your kid comes home in the afternoon and immediately begins dragging their feet at the mention of homework or studying. You encourage them to study, and your well-meaning words are met with excuses. This exchange repeats itself, resulting in yelling, and the back-and-forth feels torturous to both...
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  3. The Value of An Advisory

    The Value of An Advisory

    Written by Dan Dafoe, Success by Design CEO. Advisory time is certainly not a new concept, especially in high schools. A growing number of schools have embraced this idea, and are reporting great success (HS Advisory Research Brief) According to psychiatrist William Glasser, “schools fail to engage more than half the students because they fail to fulfill four basic human...
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  4. 6 Reasons for Parents to Volunteer in the Classroom

    6 Reasons for Parents to Volunteer in the Classroom

    By now we all know volunteering in any way will help your child's school - and even your child. There are many good reasons for parents to volunteer in the classroom. It's a great way to show your kids that you take an interest in their education, and it sends a positive message that you consider school a worthwhile cause...
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  5. 5 Teacher Tips for Increasing Parental Involvement

    5 Teacher Tips for Increasing Parental Involvement

    We know that parental involvement is crucial to success in school. There are numerous studies that prove that parent involvement can improve students' behavior, attendance, and achievement. Despite the research, parental involvement still continues to be a challenge. How can you, as an educator, encourage greater parent involvement?   5 Teacher Tips for Increasing Parental Involvement Be Clear: Maybe you...
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  6. Tips to Make Lesson Planning Easier

    Tips to Make Lesson Planning Easier

      Lesson Plans – love them or hate them, they are a part of the job for teachers. They help you run your classroom, inform substitute teachers, and even keep your students focused. But, there’s one problem: they take hours to complete. Lucky for you, we have some advice for easier lesson planning!  How to Make a Lesson Plan...
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  7. Setting SMART Goals With Your Students

    Setting SMART Goals With Your Students

    A new school year is the beginning of new challenges and adventures. What better time is there to talk to your students about setting goals for themselves? Setting goals provides students with focus and direction, but the types of goals and how they are set makes a difference. Students may need help setting realistic goals and developing a plan of...
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  8. Year-Round School: Is It the Right Choice?

    Year-Round School: Is It the Right Choice?

    *Last updated: 10/10/19 When most adults think about school, they likely picture a schedule that allows students to start in September and study until June. Once June hits, it's summer vacation season, bringing long days at the pool, summer jobs and summer camps. But this isn't the case for some students around the United States. Many public school students are now...
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  9. Tips to Kick off the New School Year

    Tips to Kick off the New School Year

    Image courtesy of gomamaguide.com Summer is ending and you are getting your classroom ready for a new group of students. Starting the new school year is an exciting and stressful time for teachers. As you prepare for the new school year, you have a chance for a positive start that will motive students and get you, your students and...
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  10. Back to School Shopping Tips for Educators

    Back to School Shopping Tips for Educators

    It is common knowledge that educators spend money out of their pocket on classroom supplies in order to provide their students with the best. We understand that funds can get tight when trying to get your classroom ready for the new school year. Back to school shopping does not have to break the budget. Check out these 7 tips to...
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