You can even measure how much grit you have, by taking a short quiz that Duckworth and her team crafted. Grit stirs hard work, commitment to goals, and perseverance in the midst of struggles and failures, which are timeless life skills all students should foster. Sounds great, right? The bigger question you may be asking is, “how can my child have more of it?”
Just because school is out for the summer doesn’t mean the learning has to stop! Whether you’re on the hunt for practice tools for your students to work on at home, activities for your summer school program, or you’re already thinking ahead to next year, we’ve got you covered.
Most students lose two months of math skills every summer, and two-thirds of the achievement gap in reading between low-income students and their middle-income peers can be attributed to summer learning loss in elementary school. Why accept summer learning loss when you can fight it with Study Island? You can use Study Island to run a completely virtual summer learning program consisting of skills practice in all core content areas, as well as additional activities in writing and reading.
Our research team here at Edmentum was honored to have Marzano Research peer review a research project that we conducted for our classroom practice and assessment program, Study Island. Through that review, Marzano confirmed our findings about the effectiveness of Study Island, and we also uncovered four best practices to help students get the most out of online practice.
Testing tends to get a bad rap. However, research has found that testing, and specifically practice testing, is actually the most effective form of learning over all other types of studying. Here's what parents need to know.
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