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All posts by: Alex Merrill

“Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it” –Mahatma Ghandi I’ve been studying English literature all my life but shamefully, I’ve never really understood James Joyce. If you’ve ever opened the tome, Ulysses, it’s...
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When I was a teacher at the King School, I was given a tough assignment, as I was starting at the bottom of the totem pole. Three of the classes I was assigned to teach were the bottom level of...
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The world has again spun itself in a frenzy over the latest round of an illness bound for inevitable endemic status in Omicron. The contemporary dialogue involves a familiar language of pandemic phrases: Booster Shots, Johnson & Johnson, Faucci, Delta,...
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There is a model called the learning pyramid, which provides a hierarchy of the different methods of their instruction, listed by the average information retention rates of students when the instructor utilizes these methods. At the top of the pyramid...
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By Alex Merrill of Alliance Tutoring It can be difficult to find a balance between supporting a young student in middle school or high school as they study for their classes and being a bit too nosey.  Indeed, there are...
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By Alexander W. Merrill With exams around the bend, I thought I would share some areas that parents should be considering as they thinking about how to support their teenager or young adult in preparing for finals in high school...
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It was only a matter of time before my old fraternity chapter of Phi Kappa Sigma, the Skulls, was shut down. It seemed an anachronistic setting for such a conversation, one beyond the imagination of my college self, existing in...
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My daughter was busily sketching out a test for me in the backseat this morning when I recalled something that had occurred to me a long time ago.  Though a cliché, the adage goes like this: ‘teaching is the best...
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By Diane Steiger of Matrix College Consulting If you’re a high school senior, you might be feeling like it’s application crunch time.  You also might be facing bouts of procrastination and early senioritis.  Managing your time can help you get...
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