3 Major Benefits When You Know How Your Brain Works

Have you ever tried putting together a new appliance or using one for the first time without checking the instructions? For simple items like plugging in a toaster or a new microwave, it might be easy enough. But say you got yourself a new fancy smartphone, and you’ve...

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...