Why summer is the perfect time for student volunteerism

What are your kids doing this summer? Hanging out by the pool, sleeping late, and heading to the mall are certainly all fun ways to spend the summer! But, in addition to all of that downtime, why not help your kids volunteer some free time to important programs across the country?

One way is through Youth Volunteer Corps.It’s easy to get started. Simply find your local YVC affiliate  to learn more about summer programs in your area. If there is not currently a YVC in your area, you can even start one. (Most YVC Affiliates are hosted by local …

Serious prep for the October 7th SAT test begins NOW

It’s the most important test that most high school students will take. Yet, many don’t prepare for it beyond a few late night cram sessions or half-hearted attempts at online practice exams.

Contrary to popular (and somewhat wishful) thinking, SAT scores do matter. Sometimes, a lot.

Because, while strong academics are still the foundation of admissions counselors’ selection criteria, a stellar SAT score — or a dismal one — can make or break a student’s chances at a “reach college.” In fact, according to Peterson’s, one of the most accurate sources for school listings, scholarships, and admissions information, “Your SAT …

How parents can utilize the outdoor classroom for fun summer learning!

If you’re a parent, you’re probably familiar with the phrase “summer brain drain” which refers to the significant loss of learning that occurs in under-stimulated students during the summer months. Sadly, this loss has not been exaggerated by the media and – as many teachers can attest – is all too real a problem when September arrives.

“All young people experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer. Research spanning 100 years shows that students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do on the same tests …

How to helps kids overcome math anxiety this summer… and start next school year off RIGHT!

Math tutoring Delaware, best math tutors DelawareThe school year is now over and report cards have arrived. If your child’s math grade wasn’t what you expected or hoped for, math anxiety may be a contributing factor.

What is math anxiety?

Math anxiety is a phenomenon that is often considered when examining students’ problems in mathematics.  Mark H. Ashcraft, Chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, defines math anxiety as “a feeling of tension, apprehension, or fear [of math]…”

Research confirms that pressure of timed tests and risk of public embarrassment have long been recognized as sources of unproductive tension among …

Back to Basics Founder Beverly Stewart, M.Ed. named to the “Top 100” for The John Maxwell Transformational Leadership Award

Each year, The John Maxwell Team identifies exceptional business leaders across the nation and throughout Canada who stand out in their communities, in their careers, and in their daily lives. And, the John Maxwell Transformational Leadership Award was created to recognize these special people who go beyond themselves to make a positive impact in the lives of others.

From amongst thousands of applicants each year, the Top 100 Semifinalist list is selected. This year, the Top 100 includes Back to Basics Learning Dynamics Founder and Director Beverly Stewart, M.Ed.

Beverly, along with the other 99 business leaders recognized, is working …