Articles tagged with Learning and Studying Tips

A Parent's Guide to Learning in the Digital Age

A Parent's Guide to Learning in the Digital Age

The technological advancements of the 21st century have changed nearly all aspects of modern life—including education. Working purely with textbooks, printed maps, and other physical resources was the norm for students until the 1980s and 1990s.  Today’s students have a myriad of technologies at their fingertips that can make the learning process more captivating and convenient. However, not all devices on the market are equally beneficial to students. So which technologies can help or hinder an early learner’s growth? See below for a brief guide to learning in the digital age.    [RELATED: 3 Emerging EdTech ... Read More About A Parent's Guide to Learning in the Digital Age

What is Summer Slide?

What is Summer Slide?

As the new school year begins, students may find themselves overwhelmed by the plethora of new information encountered. During the hazy first few weeks of back-to-school time, you may notice your child has lost skills they learned the year prior over the summer months. Summer learning loss, also known as summer slide, occurs when students don’t retain all of the important information taught in the classroom during the last school year. While this is often a common occurrence for young students, there are ways you can work to prevent it come next summer break.  Looking to increase academic retention in your student and ward off summ ... Read More About What is Summer Slide?

5 Tactics to Encourage Academic Confidence in Your Middle Schooler

5 Tactics to Encourage Academic Confidence in Your Middle Schooler

The middle school years can be full of challenges for students. With a plethora of new academic and personal responsibilities, it can become difficult for students to remain confident in their ability to succeed. To promote academic confidence in your child, encourage your middle schooler to set manageable goals and to create a schedule so that they can feel in charge of their education. Looking to offer your student extra support this semester? Keep reading to learn five tactics to encourage academic confidence in your middle schooler.  1. Encourage academic confidence in your middle schooler by noting effort, not just correct answers ... Read More About 5 Tactics to Encourage Academic Confidence in Your Middle Schooler

What to Know About AP Exams in 2019

What to Know About AP Exams in 2019

Attention high school AP students: beginning this August, you can expect changes to the AP exam process. Items on the agenda include enhanced free test prep materials for AP teachers, an earlier AP exam registration deadline in November, and a $40.00 late fee for late registration or exam cancellation. If you’re planning on taking an AP course, read on to learn about the changes that could affect your AP exam experience in 2019. Change #1 for AP exams in 2019: new study and assessment materials The College Board has developed study tools and curriculum materials for teachers. This includes a library of unit-by-unit planning guides for ... Read More About What to Know About AP Exams in 2019

ACT and SAT Test Dates for 2019-2020

 ACT and SAT Test Dates for 2019-2020

If you’re a high school junior or senior planning to take the ACT or SAT, it can be helpful to choose your testing date at the start of the academic year. Staying organized and on top of your testing schedule can help you avoid missing exam registration deadlines and allow time to establish a personalized study plan. It can also help to ensure you have enough time to send your test scores to the colleges to which you’re applying. If you’re ready to make your ACT or SAT plan for this school year, keep reading to learn the ACT and SAT test dates for 2019-2020 .  ACT test dates for 2019-2020 As you decide when to take yo ... Read More About ACT and SAT Test Dates for 2019-2020