Studies have found that homework in elementary school does not contribute to academic achievement and has only a modest effect on older students in terms of improving academic performance. This school put that into effect by implementing the following and, six months later, found that students had not fallen behind academically: “1. Read just-right books …
“President’s Day is a great a time to teach about research and the selection process.” Is it relevant, appropriate, does it have detail, is it current, who is the authority, and is there any bias? This article outlines an excellent way to determine fact from fiction.
I get asked a lot about the type of music that might help or interfere with learning. This article suggests that playing music and other medium level sounds in art class may help to boost creativity. However, music with acoustic variation interfered with working memory tasks like mental math. Also, songs with lyrics interfered with …
Want to increase attention in school and during homework completion? You might want to try an exercise ball or “wiggle seat”. Exercise Balls Improve Attention and Posture by Erica Rodriquez
Looking to increase your productivity? Here are some great suggestions. 8 Facts to Help Increase Productivity by Todd Van Luling
Making Homework Worthwhile Studies show that incorporating spaced repetition, retrieval practice, and cognitive disfluency in h0mework and learning significantly improves retention of information.
ADHD and Turning in Assignments Other ideas can include; using iPads to take pictures of assignments, using a Livescribe pen to record instructions/lectures, and emailing teachers assignments from home.