Here’s a loaded question—how much homework should students actually be assigned? None? A ton? Somewhere in between? Only on Mondays? Only on weekends? Only for math?
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.
State tests are right around the corner, so most likely, preparation in your classroom, campus, or district is well underway. Even if you have a well-thought-out test-prep plan in place, here are a few tips to implement right now to step up your test-preparation efforts with Study Island.
Managing Bad Weather Days: 4 Ways Educators Can Use Study Island to Keep Students from Falling Behind
If you are using Study Island in your classroom, your students have access to a program that they can use anytime, from anywhere with an internet connection. Here are four ways that you can use Study Island to keep your students practicing and learning even when school is out for inclement weather.
According to a 2013 Edweek article, about 50% of parents struggle with helping their children with homework, and 46.5% of those parents struggle because they themselves don't understand the subject material. So yes, you are not alone. But, what are some ways you can help your child tackle their nightly workload that seems to be challenging even for you? Here are some tips to help your children with their homework, if you're struggling with the assignment yourself:
Before you know it, state assessment season will be here. How do you help your students prepare for the biggest test of the year? We asked teachers on our Facebook page to share their best review tips with us. Here’s how seven teachers help their classes prepare for state assessments.
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