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Posts filed under: Education

My mind always returns the summer jobs I had when I was young. I couldn’t tell you why, really. The imprint young pride perhaps? Nostalgia? Or more likely it’s this: it was the time of the test tube, the time...
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By Josephine Vonarburg of Transitions College Advising Things move quickly in college. A great deal of material is covered in a short 14 to 15-week period, and there is no time to waste. This means that students need to be...
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With the summer rapidly settling in on us, we wanted to remind you of the value of utilizing the summer to prepare for standardized testing for students. While it can be difficult to motivate to complete academic work while the...
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Summer can be a time for rest and relaxation for high schoolers, after a year of grinding away at the books and extracurriculars. But three months is a long time to do zero of productive merit from an academic or...
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Senior spring at the Taft School was a complete joke. I mean, it was a complete joke everywhere, but at Taft, by embracing a complete joke, they… squared it. The seniors barely ever went to class and instead spent most...
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By Janice Russell of parentingdisasters.com Entertaining kids outdoors is easy. You need little more than open space and perhaps a ball to create a fun and lively afternoon. Bringing the same stimulation and enjoyment to an indoor setting is markedly...
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After teaching in one form or the other for about twenty years, you tend to begin to recognize patterns. Every kid is different, just like every star is unique or every molecule of snow. But they tend to rhyme with...
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I was cursed with a quick wit and curiosity for all subjects of learning and extracurriculars. I loved math but did it sloppily and thus missed occasional minus sign that blew up the whole equation. Science was awesome, but my...
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     “Your children are not your children.     They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.     They come through you but not from you,     And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.” -Khalil Gibran...
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The SAT and standardized testing generally have been under attack for a few years now, but I don’t think the arguments discrediting it hold much merit. After all, the rest of the metric-system-using globe relies almost exclusively on standardized testing...
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