5 Ways Teaching About Neuroplasticity Improves Grades

Have you ever started using an appliance or device without reading the instruction manual? Perhaps, later, you discovered you weren’t using the device properly, or that it had functionalities you didn’t even know about. Students who don’t know how their brains work,...

Proficiency-Based Grading

A change to proficiency-based grading has changed students’ approach to studying and learning. At Woodstock Union Middle School and High School in Vermont, letter-based grades were changed this year to proficiency grades of  beginning, approaching, proficient...

Why Grades are Important to Homeschoolers

Why Grades Really Matter The obvious reason grades matter is because you need good grades in order to get into college or graduate school. But there is another, more important reason that good grades matter. Becoming an “A” student changes you, and you are a different...

Rewarding Students for Good Grades

Some schools are rewarding students for good grades. A good example of this is James Ryder Randall Elementary School. Students scores are improving due to the incentives! When Principal Sonia E. Beckford said took over the Clinton school about two years ago, its...