Anya Kamenetz tells us that even though many educators agree there are several skills students need that cannot be measured or tracked through standardized testing, few can agree upon what to call these skills. Many are nebulous in nature, so it's difficult to define them clearly. However, Kamenetz does her best to name and define … Continue reading What Should Nonacademic Skills Be Called?
Any program will tell a student if they are right or wrong when answering a question, but at Hawkes, we take it a step further. Our courseware provides artificial intelligence that anticipates and diagnoses common student errors, providing specific feedback to guide the student towards the correct answer. When a student answers a problem incorrectly in Practice, the … Continue reading Explain Error: Your answer is wrong, but why?
Who's excited for summer? We at Hawkes Learning are! We celebrated the end of a successful semester by firing up the grill and bringing in our favorite potluck dishes for a good ol' fashioned picnic. We spent some time outside, laughing and eating (two of our favorite things) before the famous South Carolinian heat got … Continue reading Sweet, Sweet Summer
Remedial courses are often viewed as one of the biggest hurdles in improving college completion rates. Complete College America reports that nearly 20% of freshmen entering a four-year college are placed into developmental-level mathematics and English courses, a number that jumps to over 50% at community colleges. While these remedial courses intend to help students … Continue reading Reforming Remedial Education with Corequisites
Here at Hawkes, we just love instructors who go far and above. For your commitment to your students and school, your dedication makes you rule! You and your students are our top priority, so we'd like to say thanks with complete sincerity. We love working with educators like you! Your hard work and dedication motivate … Continue reading YOU Mean the World to Us!
It's one of the most discussed topics in higher education today: the flipped classroom, which reverses the typical lecture and practice components of a course. We examine four commonly held misconceptions to set the record straight: The flipped classroom means getting rid of lectures entirely. A common misconception about the flipped classroom is that it … Continue reading The Facts of Flipping: 4 Common Misconceptions Debunked