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What Are the Benefits When Teachers Really Know Each Student?

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Relationships are an essential part of education. Students who feel like they are liked and respected by their teachers are often more invested in their educational experience and perform better. A student-centered learning environment fosters opportunities for teachers to get to know their students well.

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Is Block Scheduling the Way of the Future in Education?

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Block scheduling is an innovation in schools that has earned increasing support from educators, parents, and students. This type of scheduling allows for longer class periods that offer increased instruction time. Public and private high schools that adopt the block schedule are looking for increased student engagement and improved academic outcomes.  What, exactly, is block scheduling? And how can it improve learning?

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Who Benefits in a Student-Centered Learning Classroom?

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In the traditional classroom, a teacher is in charge of the curricular goals for the day and provides content in a lecture-style format. How does that teacher know if the goals are met? Typically, some form of graded work product is used to assess the level of comprehension. While this method may work fine for some students, many others are left behind.

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What is Student Centered Learning and Can It Help My Teen?

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A primary goal of education is to prepare students to be engaged citizens, with the ability to use their gifts and talents to provide goods and services that benefit our society. To do this, students must have the tools and space to learn about their unique set of skills, while also gaining knowledge and awareness about the social context in which they live. Student centered learning facilitates the opportunity for students to engage in this kind of exploration and skill development.

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Is The Small School Environment a Better Way?

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With all the pressure on schools today to meet various performance standards, the needs of individual students can get lost.  As a result, some students are unsuccessful, either dropping out of school, struggling with mental health issues or just not being challenged enough to meet their full potential. This happens not because these students aren't capable, but because it's becoming harder and harder for even the most dedicated teachers to provide each student the support they need to succeed.

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