Studies done at the high school and college-level suggest that involvement in extracurricular activities can lead to improved academic performance, self-confidence, social skills, better health and awareness of career go... More »

Some benefits of extracurricular activities include improving children’s socialization, keeping kids out of trouble and instilling them with more skills and confidence. Some detriments include overscheduling, stress and ... More »

Pros of extracurricular activities include the opportunity for students to explore their own interests outside of school, the ability to learn responsibility, and a better shot at attending college. Cons include the decr... More » Education K-12

Motivating students in activities is important because motivated students are likely to put more effort into learning, stick with activities longer, direct themselves toward meeting goals, have better performance and pay... More »

Free substance prevention activities for kids range from scholastic drug awareness programs, such as DARE America, to simple physical activities that enhance sportsmanship and camaraderie among peers. Another key element... More » Education K-12 K-12 Curriculum

Some ideas for a student's academic goals are striving to have a stated overall grade-point average, wanting a specific grade in a certain class or taking a course load that meets the student's educational and career obj... More »

While there is no single format for creating lesson plans, most plans include information about lesson goals, performance objectives and materials needed, as well as procedures and strategies to teach the lesson and eval... More » Education K-12 K-12 Curriculum