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 »

Homework has both positive and negative effects on students. Whereas homework can help facilitate the learning process, this sometimes is only true if there is an adult or other teacher figure present. Some argue that as... More »

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

Create a basic lesson plan outline by writing down the class objective, how it connects to the course goals and an introduction used to inform students of the goals of the lesson. Follow up with the procedures and conclu... More » Education K-12 K-12 Curriculum