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Posts tagged with: Teaching

Back to school means all the possibilities and the pitfalls occur in equal measure for parents and students alike. That's normal. healthy, and helpful. Families are right where they need to be....
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The term “self-advocacy” has always seemed like an awkward term to me. There’s something clunky about it, like a plumbers wrench or a tangled up kite or like a pile of shoes that need to be moved. Perhaps it’s my...
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Selecting tutors in Greenwich, CT can be very challenging, and yet critical in providing an extra academic boost to a student at a critical time. But a poor tutor will accomplish very little with a student and may even discourage...
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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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When Aiden’s mother called me, he was a wink away from failing out of Bucknell. It was mid-January and he still hadn’t completed his courses from fall semester. The professors had been extremely lenient, and when the administration got involved,...
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“Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it” –Mahatma Ghandi I’ve been studying English literature all my life but shamefully, I’ve never really understood James Joyce. If you’ve ever opened the tome, Ulysses, it’s...
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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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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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By Daniel Sherman of Dad Solo Teaching students at home is a challenge you might not have been ready for. While most children are learning in person this school year, if your kids are forced to go back to virtual...
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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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