Slide or Climb? Which will your students do this summer?

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We’ve all heard of summer slide… and we know it’s a real problem. But, what if we could flip the whole thing and actualize a “climb” in student achievement and retention over the summer? That would be every teacher’s dream!
Well, it’s possible… it just takes a determined effort on the part of our students to avoid summer learning loss. Which is, of course, the catch. We all know- knowledge is power. Is it time to have a heart to heart with our students and explain to them exactly what happens if they do nothing over the summer break? I think it’s worth a shot!
Oxford learning shares statistics that just 2-3 hours per week of challenging brain activity will prevent summer learning loss. That’s around 30 minutes 5 times a week. Not much at all – maybe a couple chapters in a book?
Here are 3 simple no cost strategies to keep your students from the inevitable summer slide.

LAFS Alumni at SXSW
Wednesday March 20, 2019

South by Southwest just wrapped its 9-day festival and we are still celebrating Every year all eyes turn to Austin, Texas, as SXSW takes over the city giving musicians, artists, filmmakers and creatives a chance to showcase their talents. In its more than 30-year run, SXSW has become synonymous with cool and creative. The festival […]

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Read.Read. READ. Most research suggests 6 books read during the summer will keep a struggling reader from falling behind. Remember not too hard and not too easy.
Read ever day. Do something at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Maybe a puzzle at breakfast, a project (cooking something) at lunch, and then reading a few chapters after dinner.
Use reviews to help keep them sharp – you can find free summer learning games all over our site!

PhD in Germany for Indian Students
Friday February 22, 2019

Getting a PhD in Germany for Indian students can seem complicated, but it really isn’t. According to the latest enrollment data, German universities are home to around 380,000 international students with PhD candidates sharing around 10% of that number. Indian students, as the second largest group of international students in Germany, account for a significant […]

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Don’t miss this new article on summer learning ideas and a great place to find first grade language arts summer help!