What do grades really mean? -
July 13, 2013

What do grades really mean?

I have really given even more thought to what do grades really mean? Are they an indicator of work given vs work completed? Are they an indicator of correct answers vs incorrect answers? Are they just a number on a scale of 0 to 100? Or do they—or more accurately—should they mean something more? Let’s take a look at some of these “meanings” for grades in a little more detail. Continue reading

Minimum F -
June 17, 2013

Why is the minimum F SO controversial?

Having presented for hundreds of people and dozens of school districts, there’s nothing that seems to get people riled up more than the concept of the minimum F. Continue reading

Morphemes--Integral part of Immediate Immersion™
June 15, 2013

What’s a morpheme and why does Immediate Immersion™ use them?

Morphemes are word parts like roots, prefixes, and suffixes.

It is common practice for students to memorize 100s and 1000s of vocabulary words in preparation for high-stake tests like the SAT. The problem with this approach is that most students cannot retain these words for any length of time to actually be useful on these exams. Continue reading