Customized Instruction: Four Characteristics of Effective Instructional Explanations

Thursday, February 21, 2013
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Learning can be challenging for a variety of reasons. Students constantly face conceptual, social, emotional, and mental obstacles that can’t be overcome with all-purpose solutions. Just as every student is unique, so is every learning situation. Tutors exist to help students work through the conceptual problems that plague them the…

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Why You Need To Manage Student Stress And 20 Ways To Do It

Monday, February 11, 2013
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Back in October, I wrote an article about the importance of holistic teaching. When students are stressed, their capacity for learning is drastically reduced. In psychology, Maslow’s hierarchy of needs explains in part why anxious and depressed students are much more likely to fail. Even if the situation is not…

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20 Habits of Highly Effective Educators

Friday, February 8, 2013
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If you’re a long-time educator like me, you’ve probably seen every student trick in the book. These days, the constant stream of new technology means that student excuses are a little more elaborate than the sorry old “my dog ate my homework” tale. But that doesn’t mean that students aren’t…

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The Achievement Gap [Infographic]

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
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We’ve come a long way from the days of segregation in schools. Minority groups are no longer banned from educational opportunities, but fractures still exist. Today, the problem is largely economic. Socioeconomic factors play a major role in the achievement gap. The following infographic is a series of statistics showing…

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20 Tips On How To Work With Students Who Have a Hard Time Collaborating

Friday, February 1, 2013
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There was nothing I hated worse in school then when the teacher announced, “The next assignment will be a group project.” The word group was a swear word in my book akin to a big fat F. Group projects meant arguments. Group projects meant a low grade. As an adult…

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