How Using Real-World Scenarios in Classrooms Helps Students Learn

“At the end of the 2016 school year, my fifth-grade students scored an average of 85 percent on the state science exam, while my school as a whole scored 58 percent. It’s important to remember that every child is different and learns differently. Relating classroom lessons to real life helps students at any level connect …

How a No-Homework Policy Created Better Students

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 …