Engaging in Summer Science Fun AND Learning!

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Summer is a time for kids to sleep in, escape the structured routine of school, play, and reconnect with family and friends. It can also be a time to explore, create, and try new things. And encouraging students to do that can be really helpful for their next teachers, as it can reduce the learning loss so many students experience during long breaks from school.

Reading is one of the most effective ways to lessen and even prevent this learning loss, but how can teachers and parents prevent science learning loss? Opportunities abound for science learning for students of all ages, especially for our youngest learners. It’s easier than you think to add scientific analysis without much fuss, so check out the activity below to see how you can do it. All it takes is a few minutes, and a couple cereal boxes!

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How One Alternative Program Helps Reengage Struggling Students

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Schools and districts across the country struggle to keep students engaged, especially when life circumstances force young people to put school on the sideline. More often than not, these districts simply lose students who are unable to come to school during normal hours, or who need special intervention. Luckily, alternative schools have popped up around the country to help reengage struggling students, and help them graduate with a high school diploma. By offering flexible hours, extra supports, and engaging content, students are reenrolling and getting an education that sets them up for success in the future.

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Here’s What it Takes to Teach | Statistics on Teaching [Infographic]

Teachers in the US work with millions of students every year. They spend their time both inside and outside the classroom doing everything they can to set their students up for success from preschool through graduation, and beyond. And they do so much more than teach (which already takes a lot of time and effort!). Teachers also motivate students, guide them through classroom and at-home conflicts, recognize and reward success, and serve as positive role models, among many other things.

As you’ll learn below in our statistics on teaching infographic, almost all Americans believe that a good teacher can change the course of a student’s life. (We talked to some of those teachers this week!). And we’re sure that when you hear the words, “favorite teacher,” at least one or two names come to mind.

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