The Importance of Homework … How a Teenager Learns Responsibility through Homework (Part 01)

The importance of homework jumps to the fore each new school year, especially for those who parent or teach teenagers. “Are you gonna make us do a lot of homework?” a teenager asks each teacher. “How much homework will my student have?” parents ask teachers. As U.S. schools began the […]

The Importance of Homework … How a Teenager Learns Responsibility through Homework (Part 02)

The importance of homework should not be understated. Students who receive more homework, and do it, experience greater academic success. Why? ~ Homework Supplies Vital Review: Review is a key ingredient of homework. Studies have shown repeatedly that review is essential for remembering material. Memory of material learned through lectures […]

Black History Character Education Object Lesson

Help your students understand that people of character take action to avoid putting everyone into one category regardless of individuals’ actions. They avoid lumping people together. They never speak of “slave owners” as though all were the same. They know that among the wicked slave owners were men and women […]

The Origin of New Year’s Resolutions and the Secret to Keeping Yours!

Fireworks explode around the world, people shout “Happy New Year” – and many make New Year’s Resolutions. Maybe you made resolutions this year, but let me ask you this: “What is the origin of New Year’s resolutions, and is there a secret to keeping yours this year?” The origin of […]

Teachers – What You Can Do about Problem Students – Part 1

Monday morning, and hallway noise threatens to blow out your smart phone’s volume meter app. You glance at the clock. Precisely four and a half minutes until that classroom door swings open and that noise surges into the room, sucking you into its agitated vortex. The mere thought of that […]

Teachers – What You Can Do about Problem Students – Part 2

As a teacher, you often wonder what you can do about problem students. You may have received counsel to be a friend to problem students. A colleague may have assured you that kindness will solve the problem. Maybe a superior warned you that you had to get a handle on […]

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