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A thousand years ago, when I was a freshman at E.O. Smith high school in Storrs, CT, “passing time” provided a real life experience with the detritus that is slowed in a sludged drainpipe. The. panicked rush of smaller particles...
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One of the questions that parents, fellow teachers, or administrators frequently ask an English teacher is… ‘how do you teach writing’? They ask with a bit of awe and wonder, likely still colored by their own 12th grade compositional struggles;...
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A study by the American Psychological Association recently suggested a dramatic rise in the phenomena from 1980-2016. The study was conducted by Thomas Curran PhD of University of Bath, and Andrew Hill, PhD, of York St. John University and analyzed...
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I gave my eight year-old daughter a practice problem from a critical reading practice section of an SAT out of morbid curiosity. It was a vocab in context question, which she promptly answered correctly in under a minute. I bring...
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If you’re anything like me, you were a bit excited to get to be your child’s teacher in the spring when the pandemic started. After I dropped my kids off at school, I barely heard anything about what they did...
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The below article is thought-provoking, particular as we weigh what to do with our three children entering the fall of 2020. The school they attend has plans for live schooling, but it will be stripped of the qualities that valued...
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5 Tutoring Challenges Each student comes to tutoring sessions with prior knowledge and skill sets. It’s up to the tutor to find out what the student already knows and what skills need to be developed to meet academic goals. But...
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A famous study done by Donald McCabe of 17,000 students revealed that 62% of undergraduates had cheated on a written assessment at some point in their academic career. A stunning 95% admitted to some form of academic dishonesty, either on...
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“Passive Voice” was always one of those terms my English teachers chucked out there on my essays as if I knew what it meant already. As a result, I did what most students do: just pretended I understood what it...
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