Grades never really have been a sufficient metric for measuring intelligence or predicting success.
Early in the year it is helpful to prep kids for the big exams that will come months down the road. There are many ways to help them prepare and parents and teachers can help support teens during these times in many ways.
The survey also revealed long-term benefits of narrative evaluations. One alum, now a professor, said grades don't mean much at the large university where she's teaching. "Narrative evaluations mean more to students and say more about them," she wrote.
Its a new school year and many varsity athletes have started practice before they have even opened a book. While there is always the story of the C student who gets a full athletic scholarship, that is the exception not the rule. So, how do you help your student keep up their grades while still playing a varsity sport?
1. Grades are only one measure of school work. A more effective measure is the effort and persistence that goes into the
So how, parents ask me all the time, do I know if my teen is doing well? Surprisingly, the question is not necessarily easily answered by simply reviewing your kids' grades.
Phase Three: Utilizing Influencers to Search for the Source. Understanding and evaluating your child to determine if the
7. It's okay not to know To the college student out there trying to figure things out, don't worry; you are not alone. Two
It has finally happened. You are adrift. A raft of badly lashed-together memories and a few fairly buoyant facts: That watercraft is you. But thanks to an article in The Brown Daily Herald, the Ivy League university's student paper, you are listing badly. You are at sea.
Test preparation for college entrance exams, especially for the crucial Scholastic Aptitude Test, has become a $2 billion to $4 billion industry, along with the market for downloads and book supplements.
Being innovative was consistently associated with the college providing students with space and opportunities for networking, even after considering personality type, such as being extroverted.
Most people trade time for money. The more successful people trade ideas that solve problems for money. Money flows like
Its no secret grade inflation is cause célèbre at universities, but the pressure to give A's is a Frankenstein of our own design. Like hog futures, real estate, and diamonds, an A only holds the intrinsic value we assign it.
It is that time of year again -- the end of another college semester. Grades are in and well, the "whine season," as a fellow educator professed on his Facebook page, has begun.
It took me almost a decade of being sick before I finally went to a doctor. Entering the office with what I assumed was a stomach problem, I exited with an impossible-to-fathom diagnosis: "You're a perfectionist, and it is crippling you." That sounded ridiculous to me.
The Krossover team at an office gathering Vasu added, "I probably approached at least 300-400 teams minimum during the first
With parents at the helm, kids aren't learning how to learn, at best they're learning how to get the right answer and in many cases may be led astray by parents -- however well meaning -- who don't understand the work. The conclusion? Parental engagement in children's education has no appreciable impact on their success in school.
You can't hand children self esteem by telling them they're great. When you tell them they're brilliant or talented, it stunts them. They worry about doing something difficult that might expose them as not brilliant.
Parents who reward effort, not grades, in my experience, seem to trust their kids more and treat them with more respect. This, in turn, leads to parents and kids enjoying learning as part of their family's values.