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Why Flash Cards Work

Why Flash Cards Work

Some students swear by cramming right before tests. Others insist on highlighting or underlining important material while reading textbooks. From neumonic devices to silly rhymes or songs, effective study techniques vary from person to person, but flash cards have been a tried and true method of l...

The Case for Recess

The Rise of Common Core Math

Imagine going to work for seven or eight hours straight without taking a single coffee break. Never spending a few moments chatting with your coworkers around the water cooler. Never getting up from your desk to stretch your legs or walk around the office for a few minutes.

The idea is almost unf...

The Rise of Common Core Math

The Rise of Common Core Math

Just as advancing technologies have changed the way we live our daily lives, teaching techniques and the composition of schools, in general, have evolved greatly over the past century. We have morphed from one room schoolhouses to large campuses that are home to thousands of students. One of the b...