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Finding a Homework Routine That Works

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Back to School: Finding a homework routine that works In most districts, the school year is underway. Often, the first few days of a new school year are spent establishing class rules and generally setting the table for a successful classroom experie...
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Educators Irrigate Deserts

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From C.S. Lewis: The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts. (GRIN: Food for thought!)
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Reading Drives Results for Oklahoma Schools

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In our last column, we discussed fostering a love of reading by taking time to read in summer’s last days. This week, school children have begun heading back to class. Parents of third graders may already be thinking about the third grade reading ass...
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A Simple but Powerful Class Opening Activity

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Here's a good idea from the George Lucas Educational Foundation's website: Edutopia.org comes an article by Alex Shervrin Venet. The rose and thorn check-in is a quick strategy for building community and developing student voice. "At the st...
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Free Help for Parents and Kids: Specific, Grade Appropriate Objectives

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  Khan Academy provides free help for parents and kids who want to study specific, grade appropriate objectives. Simply set up an account for your child, and you'll be able to track lessons and progress. Thirty minutes of work each day during th...
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At Alpha Plus, We Use Data to Help Schools Make the Grade!

Our system helps teachers and administrators identify students who need remediation in real time. We even pinpoint the specific OAS objectives that need improvement!

That's why Alpha Plus schools have outperformed the state average every year of the A-F Report Cards.