Essay words every student must know

  Avoid clichés. A cliché is an outworn commonplace; a phrase that has become so hackneyed, those scrupulous speakers and writ­ers shrink from it because they feel that its use is an insult to (the intelligence of their auditor or audience. Clichés range from high-flown phrases (explore every avenue) to quotations ( the two evils […]

Remediation started late

When remediation is prescribed at the end of the year, the student faces a higher mountain to climb. What if, a skill improvement prescription is start early in the school year. Makes sense right? Parents who monitor the school’s reporting systems of their child’s performance get more signals of potential problems. Many schools have web=based message systems. Most […]

Remediation v. Self-esteem

  “Acceptance is not submission; it is acknowledgement of the facts of a situation. Then deciding what you’re going to do about it.”—Kathleen Casey Theisen Remediation lowers self-esteem Public school programs often use remediation programs to address low-performance.  The message that kids get from remediation programs is “Remediation lowers self-esteem.” The message that is less […]