Smart Food, Smart Brain = Better Grades

“Wake up Steve!” Ms. Nancy’s voice boomed from across the room. That is the third time Steve had to be told to wake up during the class. He can’t help it. He’s really tired. His sleeping in class is not because the lecture is boring. The subject is really...

Laugh Your Way to Better Grades

As a student I had an on-going “love/hate” relationship with school. I loved  the exposure to new information and ideas and was fortunate to have decent teachers, but dreaded trying to recall what I heard in lectures or what I  had read after I studied. It was...

Longer School Days May Equal Better Grades

Recent studies have shown that longer school days may equal better grades, especially for students in poor neighborhoods.  Longer days can include more curriculum and areas of study, and they can also provide more stability to some students lives. Schools could use...