Category Archive: Team Cloverleaf

Oct 07

Do Worksheets Work?

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Do Worksheets Work? Way back in 1985, a study estimated that elementary school children completed about 1,000 worksheets per year. And guess what? Although mainstream educational research has repeatedly demonstrated that worksheets are an extremely limited and often ineffectual tool, things haven’t really changed much. In a recent study, one observer counted 500 worksheets in a …

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Sep 30

Why We Love To Play

Why We Love To Play  It’s no secret that in recent years, Americans have become increasingly sedentary. And though the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that kids engage in no less than 60 minutes of physical activity a day, and First Lady Michelle Obama has launched a full-out campaign to combat childhood obesity through education …

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Sep 23

More Than Just a Grade

As a new teacher at Cloverleaf, I have noticed several differences while making the transition from a traditional public school district to our school; one is the method of assessing student work. In public school, I have been used to working with a more traditional grading system. Students would complete assignments, and without much consideration, …

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