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Posts filed under: Teaching

I’ll never forget the warm sweat that would glide down the sides of my shirt as I crept up to the board when Mrs. Phelps would ask me to put a homework problem on the board for Geometry. The room...
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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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In the early spring it felt like we had so much time. The world around us was crumbling, no doubt. There was no more commuting, the kids were out of school, the stores were all closed, and all social functions...
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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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I remember when I began teaching trying desperately to cover the entire gamut. When given American Literature it was unfathomable to consider forgoing Edgar Allan Poe or Ernest Hemingway, often the choice. Quite often I’d end up jamming in too...
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What Is the Difference Between Online Tutoring and Online Teaching? Online teaching and online tutoring are similar educational jobs that people do from home. Both involve instructing students in a particular subject, but there are a few key differences between...
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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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