How to Make the Most out of the Second Half of the School Year

It’s that time of year again, the time when we look internally and consider what we can do to make sure we are set up for a great year ahead. While this is a great time for you, as parents, to consider areas where you can be better yourself, it is also a time to look at your children and find ways to make sure they have the support and guidance needed for a strong 2018.

For students who might have struggled during the first half of the year, it’s not too late to turn grades around before summer. By utilizing the right skills and tools, and putting in incredible effort, students will be able to start 2018 on the right foot. Best in Class Education Center, which helps K-12 students succeed academically through customized educational programs, shared a few tips on how to get your students back on track for the new year.

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How to Find an Excellent Math Tutor

Many students struggle with topics such as algebra, calculus, trigonometry, geometry, and numerous other areas of mathematics. To keep your grade point average up, it’s often smart to enlist the aid of a qualified math tutor. At Best in Class Education Center, we offer a mathematics program designed to help students of all ages get ahead. We provide excellent instruction on critical thinking skills and mathematical education at multiple levels due to our thorough curriculum and excellent math tutors. To really get ahead in your mathematics education, you should know what to look for in an expert tutor.

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Keep Kids Minds Active During Breaks

James Hubbard, instructor from Best in Class Mason, shows ways to keep kids minds active during breaks.

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James Hubbard shows ways to keep kids minds active during breaks

6 Great New Year's Resolutions for Students

Didn’t this year seem to fly by? It seems like just yesterday the kids were getting ready for their first day of school. Certainly, they’re well into their normal school routines by now; however, it’s possible that they’re slightly thrown off by the recent holiday breaks. It’s perfectly normal, but you may be struggling with how you’re going to get them back into the swing of things. Fortunately, a new year can be seen as a fresh start for all. As a provider of student enrichment programs, we at Best in Class have learned a thing or two about what promotes academic success. We have some suggestions for New Year’s resolutions that will help the rest of the year go smoothly!

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The Importance of Analytical Thinking Skills and STEM

It probably goes without saying that automation is at the core of almost everything we do. We have come to rely heavily on technological advancements that keep us more connected to each other and generally make our lives easier. Simply put, innovation and progress in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) have become key to our existence as a society. Therefore, it can be argued that there should not only be more of a focus on STEM education, but also the development of analytical thinking skills.

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Avoiding Brain Drain During the Holidays

While it’s easy to be envious of students who are off of school for an extended break during the holidays, these few weeks should not be a complete escape from learning. For younger children who are still adjusting to the school schedule, taking a few weeks off of school and lessons can set students back in their education. Even for those who have mastered many learning skills, this extended vacation often makes it harder to get back into the learning regimen once school reopens for the remainder of the year. Best in Class Education Center provided some fun and family-friendly suggestions of what students can do during their extended break over the winter holiday to keep their minds active and ensure they don’t fall behind once school is back in session.

Best in Class Education Center helps K-12 students succeed academically through customized educational programs. The brand is always thinking of ways for students and parents to find new learning opportunities.

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Why is it so Important to Teach Critical Thinking?

Critical thinking. It’s talked about quite often in the education realm because it’s an essential skill that can set a student up for success in school and life in general. However, while so many parents and educators understand how vital it is, it’s not always at the top of the list when it comes to the curricula utilized in a traditional classroom. In many situations, teaching to standardized tests overshadows critical thinking lessons and exercises.

While this may certainly be out of your control as a parent, there still can be some kind of focus on critical thinking skills outside the conventional school setting. In fact, it can be argued that there must always be an effort to teach critical thinking!

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How to Keep Kids Learning During the Holidays

The holiday season is fast approaching which means two things: You need to get to your shopping and the kids will be anxiously anticipating time off from school. There’s a lot of excitement during this time of the year and it can sometimes make it hard for students to stay focused and engaged. However, don’t worry too much. While we can’t help you with your holiday shopping, we can certainly help with the kids. Maintaining critical thinking skills can be key, so we’ve put together some simple strategies for keeping kids learning during the holidays.

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