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Posts tagged with: distance learning

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 Willa Flax of Thriveworks Entering the new school year, whether grade school, high school, college, or beyond, one thing is certain, the trepidations surrounding the coronavirus are ever-present. Whether through friends and family members or school and (social) media...
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For a veteran teacher, the act of classroom instruction is a lot like the act of sleeping. Hear me out: I’m going somewhere with this. I’m not trying to say that teaching requires minimal effort, or that we teachers are...
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In 2020, something happened which many of us did not believed possible: schools closed. Overnight, students found themselves stuck at home with limited access to learning resources, stunted communication with their teachers, and no knowledge of when the situation would...
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On the first day of A.P. Language and Composition (popularly known as “A.P. Lang”), I’ve taken to asking my classes a few simple questions: 1) Why did you enroll in this class? 2) What is A.P. Lang all about? and...
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With the numbers for the Delta variant of Covid trending upwards and the progression of the vaccine grinding along, the coming school year is likely to be again be fraught with unique challenges. While the vaccine is now available for...
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After hearing about the details of a student’s educational situation and determining the best tutor/coach fit for that student, the question of where to conduct the tutoring quickly arises. When I ask, “would you like to do the tutoring remotely...
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As the roller coaster of Covid continues with now newly spiking numbers (thanks, Florida…), it is a time for reflection on the re-integration into school, again disrupted by the pandemic. While it is now widely accepted that Social Emotion Learning...
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Many of the students I’ve encountered in tutoring have hit the perfectionist block and been quite stuck. This tends to happen with high functioning students, in particular, but not exclusively. I’ve tutored & coached a number of them going to...
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A recent poll by NPS/IPSOS found that 29% of parents are planning on sticking with remote learning, regardless of their school policy. I found that number surprising, given that it seems like there is a major push country-wide to get...
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