Actively Ignoring Bad Behavior

By Ashley Alongi|2018-10-26T11:00:17-04:00June 13th, 2013|

Instead of calling attention to students who misbehave, teachers in some schools are now practicing a technique called “active ignoring.” The idea behind it is simple: Teachers are no longer reprimanding students for their bad behavior but instead waiting for them to correct it on their own. When a student exhibits good conduct, they are verbally praised. For example, a teacher won’t acknowledge [...]

A Music School Education — For Free!

By Tracy Brickman|2018-10-12T09:37:11-04:00November 29th, 2011|

Although I admit it’s currently gathering dust in the corner of my closet, my cello really was a huge part of my grade school experience. Once a day, I headed to the orchestra room and learned to read and play music that sometimes felt like a foreign language. Playing the cello was fun but I also had to have the discipline to practice [...]

The Handwriting on the Wall

By Ken Scherpelz|2018-10-12T10:40:06-04:00October 25th, 2011|

I recently watched a piece on the CBS Sunday Morning show that featured a report on the current state of handwriting instruction. (Watch the piece here.) The reasons this story of a seemingly antiquated skill caught my eye were: • I used to work for Zaner-Bloser, one of the leading providers of handwriting instruction. • Teachers today say they barely have time to teach [...]

College Students Push for Congressional Reform

By Jordan Koluch|2018-10-12T14:25:41-04:00July 20th, 2011|

The American Student Association of Community Colleges (ASACC) seeks to enhance student leadership by helping student governments at member schools address issues that affect students. Founded in 1984 by nine community colleges in the Great Lakes area, ASACC has been steadily growing and making a tangible impact on education legislation. On its website, ASACC credits itself with the passing of Section 127 of [...]

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