Since 1990, employment in STEM occupations has grown 79%. However, the Smithsonian Science Education Center found 78% of high school graduates don’t meet benchmark readiness for one or more college courses in mathematics, science, reading, or English.
As our country experiences a communication breakdown, the communication and logic skills acquired through language study are crucial.
Raising kids to love reading often comes down to forming habits, family norms and intrinsic motivation. A lot of it starts by parents modeling their own love of books.
Reading is more than sounding out words and decoding. That’s why we use the whole language approach to teaching it
A whole language approach to teaching reading gives kids a whole linguistic picture of how words work. This includes teaching individual letters and sounds, as well as what the words mean in context.
Here are four new rules for today’s high school students who are considering their next move to college or career.