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Posts filed under: COVID-19

Helpful Tip: For top performance on a three hour test, sleep during the several days to a week beforehand is critical for top scores. The nights preceding the night before the test are, in fact, just as important to cognitive...
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I think we could all use a little lift right, so I’ll start throwing some gems at anyone who needs a little optimism right now. This one is from my favorite guy ever, David Henry: “I know of no more...
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Make sure you make an effort to connect with a student personally before launching into the material for the day. It’s especially important to engage on this more informal level with online instruction, when being on a screen can, in...
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That heartbreaking scene: a father or a mother gasping for breath, quarantined in the hospital, cared for by a nurse with a mask strapped on so tightly and for so long that it bruises her and makes her eyes bulge,...
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It’s been a strange month. One of my students asked me what my day was like and the length of my answer was surprisingly long. The tedium I feel apparently doesn’t fit reality. “I wake up when my son starts...
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Make sure your backdrop looks professional (or at least marginally presntantable!). The angle of the screen matters… Seeing your cat napping casual side up on a pile of dirty socks might be cute to you, but it’s not a great...
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Make sure that you and the student have all of the same hard copy materials you will need. If it’s a math or a science that probably means a textbook. Spring for a cheap, used copy if needed. It will...
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HELPFUL TIP: How many times have you worked through a problem for more time than you probably should only to put down the answer for X in the wrong units, or forgotten a negative sign that threw off the answer,...
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Program to help those disenfranchised students stuck at home watching YouTube videos and driving their parents CRAZY! Given that the Corona Virus has struck and cancelled and delayed most schools, I realize that many students are stuck at home, climbing...
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