The secrets to success: preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
If you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it.
Each assignment, quiz or test grade is important no matter what the weighting.
Some call it “Winter Break”, others call it “Winter Recess”, and others call it “Christmas Vacation”. Hopefully your kids will call it relaxing. Winter break is a great time to keep kids learning in a fun way without it seeming like classwork. Over the next several days we will present you with some of the many ways to keep your child learning while having fun during this long winter vacation. These suggestions may also foster family bonding as well. It all starts tomorrow. Stay tuned!
Bad Report Card? What To Do #9: Don’t Punish
Some students are deathly afraid of punishment for poor report card performance. They can obsess over getting high test scores instead of actually learning the material. Even if your child does not perform as well as you would like on a report card, still try to keep the tone positive. Boost their confidence by offering encouraging words. Show some understanding and let them know that you believe in them. This may lower their stress and allow for better grades.
Bad Report Card? What To Do #7: Put In Perspective
As a parent it is human nature to say, “The grades on last year’s report card were higher. This year’s report card is lower so there must be a problem with my child.” This rationale is not always accurate. Lower grades could be a sign of a major academic adjustment where students can learn to adapt to over time. This is a new school year and the challenges have become greater than last year. The concepts, expectations and demands have increased. Also your student has different teachers with different methods and expectations.
Bad Report Card? What To Do #4: See The Teacher (part 2)
Ask the teacher if your student’s behavior in school is contributing to the poor report card performance.
Michigan State Board of Education Policy: Student Options for Animal Dissection Coursework
The Michigan State Board of Education recognizes that a growing number of students have moral, ethical, religious, or other objections to animal dissection and that modern nonanimal teaching methods (e.g., interactive computer software) are available. The State Board of Education also recognizes that these alternative teaching lessons may be more effective and less expensive. Consistent with the recommendations of leading science education organizations, to accommodate these students and create an inclusive learning environment, any K-12 student who objects to dissecting animals or animal parts should be permitted to opt out of dissection activities without fear of reprisal.
School districts should establish a written policy stating that options are available for students who object to dissection activities, and that upon written request, the school will permit a student who objects to dissection activities to demonstrate competency through an alternative method.
Teachers shall provide these students with an alternate project (i.e., completing modules on interactive computer software) that does not involve participating in or observing dissection and through which they can learn and be assessed on the material required by the course. The alternate project should be selected by the teacher and entail a comparable amount of work to the dissection activity.
No student shall be punished or discriminated against based up on his or her decision to opt out of animal dissection activities.
A student who is reluctant to voice his or her concerns about animal use in a particular course, or who thinks these concerns have not received proper attention, may seek assistance from their principal.
Y3K Tutor In Your Home’s Keeping Skills Over the Summer Tip #4:
Join us for some summer learning. Y3K Tutor In Your Home offers personalized, one-on-one tutoring in the convenience of your home for students of all ages. Our summer tutoring is a great way to keep students learning and prevent any summer regression.
Y3K Tutor In Your Home’s Keeping Skills Over the Summer Tip #2:
Look over last year’s schoolwork. Review saved tests and papers throughout the year. Try doing this for several minutes each day.