Why does busy work even exist in schools?

 

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In the days before break, whether it be summer, winter, spring or Columbus Day, teachers and students are hit with an anxiousness that detracts from ultimate productivity. Teachers don’t want to grade, students don’t want to sit in class.

The solution: busy work. Multiple-choice quizzes, word searches, crossword puzzles, fill-in-the-blank worksheets, etc. The argument for these types of assignments is that they provide exposure to the material in a fun or easy format. In reality they are popular because they keep students busy working on something and they are easy to grade. They are better than watching a movie – right? Not necessarily.

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Online Etiquette Tips that Will Help You Get the Job

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No matter what type of business you’re looking to get into, these days it’s important to have a positive online presence. You never know who’s going to view one of your online profiles, and depending on what they see it could lead to incredible opportunities or it could cost you.

Whether or not you’re currently in the middle of a job search, here are some things that everyone should keep in mind when they’re posting things online.

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How Electronic Health Records Are Improving the Medical Industry

New technology has been the catalyst for positive change in numerous industries. One that’s benefited immensely is the medical industry, because practitioners are better able to provide their patients with excellent care while increasing efficiency at the same time. Electronic health records are an example of cutting-edge technology that’s being widely implemented. Here are some … Read more

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