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For a veteran teacher, the act of classroom instruction is a lot like the act of sleeping. Hear me out: I’m going somewhere with this. I’m not trying to say that teaching requires minimal effort, or that we teachers are...
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By Dana Ponsky, owner of Dana Ponsky Consulting Services LLC I really enjoyed my college experience and loved being a student. In graduate school, I studied the work and theories of great educators who were experts in spirituality in higher...
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The year I turned 18 and went off to college for freshman year was simultaneously one of the best and worst years of my life. The world was wide open in ways it had never been: I could drink, I...
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In 2020, something happened which many of us did not believed possible: schools closed. Overnight, students found themselves stuck at home with limited access to learning resources, stunted communication with their teachers, and no knowledge of when the situation would...
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By Michael Corbelle and Alex Ince of Cairn Educational Consulting The past eighteen months have dramatically changed the world and how the majority of us live and operate in it. Working from home and attending school remotely are two of...
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By Sarah Weingarten, Academic Coach & Certified Professional Organizer “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” -Abraham Lincoln Preparation  is fundamental to achieving academic success. Starting off the...
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On the first day of A.P. Language and Composition (popularly known as “A.P. Lang”), I’ve taken to asking my classes a few simple questions: 1) Why did you enroll in this class? 2) What is A.P. Lang all about? and...
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When she walked into our Greenwich branch office in The Anxiety Institute, I couldn’t quite figure out why she was there at all. She was energetic, very clever, and seemed to be quite social. She always wore bright-colored yoga pants...
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By Nina Berler of unCommon Apps In advisory sessions, parents and students nearly always ask about standardized tests, deemed optional for the foreseeable future by nearly all colleges. My response: As colleges move away from tests and more into holistic...
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