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Motivating a Hunger for Knowledge, Not Grades

In the field of educational psychology, experts have many different theories of motivation. One of my favorites is ‘Achievement Goal Theory’. This theory deals with the reasons that people choose to pursue certain tasks, or the types of goals behind

Strengthen Willpower, Establish Autonomy

Autonomy is an inner sense of self-reliance, healthful independence, and personal authority that makes a person feel capable of making appropriate decisions and managing daily living without requiring supervision. Self-reliant people do not require rewards or bribes in order to

What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades?

Does handwriting matter? Not very much, according to many educators. The Common Core standards, which have been adopted in most states, call for teaching legible writing, but only in kindergarten and first grade. After that, the emphasis quickly shifts to

25 Ways to Ask your Kids “So how was school today?” without Asking them, “So how was school today?”

This blog post was written and shared on Simple Simon and Company and it resonated with us. We are privileged to see and teach your children all day, but when they come home to you, they might not be very

7 Ways to Keep Girls Interested in STEM for the Long Haul.

Just 15 percent of U.S. engineers are women. Here’s how to correct that statistic and get girls invested in STEM. Engineering is empowering. It encompasses the ability to create whatever you can imagine and thereby change the world for the

Ten Reasons Why Catholic Education Still Matters

Reverend Ronald J. Nuzzi, Ph.D. Director, ACE RISE (Renewing Identity, Strengthening Evangelization) offers ten reasons why Catholic schools still have an important place in our world.