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Posts tagged with: education

I had a student recently complain that his teacher was forcing him to learn the periodic table, an exercise in rote memorization that increasingly seems archaic and antiquated in an age when Elon Musk is researching how to connect the...
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I ran across this article in the New York Times, a thought-provoking one on the homeschooling phenomenon, and thought I would share it: Pods, Microschools and Tutors: Can Parents Solve the Education Crisis on Their Own? As school openings remain...
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This all seems so familiar somehow: ordering a hundred homeschool supplies on Amazon, preparing a schedule, gearing up my mind for the unfathomable idea that I can somehow work full time and homeschool teach my kids full time simultaneously.  It’s...
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August has truly been a rush. I’ve been blanketed by calls from parents who are somewhat panicked about how to best support their young children. The situations are a bit all over: hybrid models but kids who can’t learn anything...
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What is a Pod? The term “pod” used to produce a link to a portable U-Haul moving apparatus on Google. Over the course of this summer it has come to reference a small learning group of students who have been...
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I’ve often wondered about overlap between anxiety, learning disabilities and ADHD. My assumption, as I think many teachers assume, was that the three go hand in hand. After all, having a learning disability such as dyslexia would be anxiety provoking,...
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Not sure how to address your children’s education this fall? You’re far from alone. In a recent survey conducted by the Maven Clinic 63% of the 1,000 parents surveyed didn’t know what they were going to do with their kids...
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Tips for college students dealing with Stress and Anxiety of Pandemic: 1. Know that it is okay to feel how you are feeling.It is normal during this crazy time to experience feelings of sadness, anger, frustration, anxiety, or all of...
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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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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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