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Posts filed under: Teaching

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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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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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 Archer Hamidzadeh, Alliance Tutor The COVID-19 pandemic reconfigured nearly every aspect of education almost instantly. Notebooks were replaced with Powerpoints and Ipads, classrooms became computer screens, exams became unproctored “homeworks”, and the general engagement with class became and is...
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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 Tom Curley How did we get here? People have been singing the praises of and attacking new technology’s place in education for millennia. The printing press would bring about the end of humans’ ability to memorize anything, while at...
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