NEWS

Apr
20
2017

The idea that social-emotional growth and academic improvement are equally important and that learning occurs through social interaction is the result of what’s known as the Responsive Classroom.  It’s an approach that promotes pro-social behaviors. Studies in the concept of Responsive Classroom have proven to raise academic achievement, improve teacher-student interactions, and promote high quality […]

By Yorktown Education Team
Apr
14
2017

Getting into college these days is not just about being the smartest kid in the class, nor having the best grades. In fact, there’s no guarantee of college admission even for the valedictorian of the class. It’s more about what makes a student special. If a student is in the top 10 percent of the […]

By Yorktown Education Team
Apr
8
2017

Educators striving to achieve better teaching methodologies face countless challenges. Unraveling the systemic learning obstacles within the public school system that have existed for generations is no easy task. That’s why it’s good to know there are valuable new methods of learning that make unlearning less difficult and more of a next step. Yorktown Education […]

By Yorktown Education Team
Mar
31
2017

First of all, let’s define exceptional. For instance in education, an exceptional student may also be identified as a gifted student; gifted being defined as an exceptional ability to reason and learn. The term, twice exceptional,  often abbreviated as 2e, is also tied to intellectually gifted children who have some form of disability. They are […]

By Yorktown Education Team
Mar
14
2017

What students want most in a learning environment is the freedom to socially interact with other students of various age groups, ethnicities and cultures. And providing this real collaboration is not an easy task – if you want to do it well. While it may seem that real collaboration should happen intuitively, that’s far from […]

By Yorktown Education Team
Mar
7
2017

In the past 20 years, more than 31 million students have enrolled in college, only to leave without a degree or certificate, according to a report by the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC). And a third of these students dropped out of school before the start of their sophomore year.   While public education may seem adequate, kids […]

By Yorktown Education Team
Mar
2
2017

What does it take to motivate a student from being a passive receiver of information to being an active participant in their own discovery process? It’s called student-centered learning; also known as learner-centered education. In the most basic terms, it shifts the focus of instruction from the teacher to the student.  The concept encompasses a […]

By Yorktown Education Team
Feb
22
2017

Traditional school teaches children little about who they are; and yet, the discovery of the self is probably the most valuable lesson they are never taught. Traditional education takes kids through over a decade of education, yet they come away with little self-knowledge. It seems the educational system not does its job or, perhaps, it […]

By Yorktown Education Team
Feb
16
2017

Believe it or not, we are all born with creative ability. Think about your childhood when you probably had the most fun. You might have been in the middle of creating something amazing that other people thought was wacky or weird. But that didn’t stop your drive to create. Inventing, imagining, creating and having fun […]

By Shelly Papreck
Feb
13
2017

    How many students nowadays can confidently say they enjoy going to school? Not very many, and it’s mostly due to the fact that individual attention seems to be virtually nonexistent in schools with hundreds of students. Nonetheless, there is something special within Yorktown’s walls that separates it from the rest, and it’s comprised of […]

By Nat Walsh