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November 2017 Blog Posts (9)

I finally understand what Parent Teacher Conferences are all about

I have parents coming into my classroom today asking how their child is doing in my class. They only have a 95, how can they get a higher grade?

Really?

This happens over and over again. I wonder why they're here. I don't think it's to make themselves feel better about how great their child is doing in school. I also don't think that they are very worried about the 95 not being a 98. I believe it's to show their child that they are fully invested in…

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Added by Eileen Lennon on November 30, 2017 at 4:42pm — No Comments

10 Ways to Motivate Students

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Added by Melanie Bradford on November 28, 2017 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Academic vacation: things you need to know before going abroad.

Taking some well-deserved time off? I hear you. Being an academic is hard work. There are the classes, the research, but most of all there is the publish or perish mentality which has taken over at most of the big universities out there. This can be incredibly stressful.

More importantly, however, it often means that academics –…

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Added by Shannon Jones on November 28, 2017 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Managing the Modern Classroom

From a NYCSchoolsTech Facebook discussion, teachers offered their best practices on how to manage today's classroom. Here's what we shared.…

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Added by Eileen Lennon on November 25, 2017 at 3:55pm — 1 Comment

Studying at the public school VS private school

Whether you are looking for a school for yourself or for your child, it’s always hard to decide on which institution is best suited for your needs. There are so many choices to consider even without thinking about public or private schools as different entities.

However, if you take a look at any student testimonials and pay closer attention to what they have to say, the differences are quite huge indeed. What are some of the most notable differences between public and private schools…

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Added by Kathleen Wallace on November 20, 2017 at 9:02am — No Comments

Online learning VS traditional learning

Choosing the type of education that suits your interests and talents can be difficult in this day and age. The sheer number of options at our disposal is staggering, not to mention the ability to completely skip academic studies and opt for online learning instead.

But what are the differences between learning something online and learning it in a college environment? Besides the obvious difference that comes from their names, what are some of the most essential and useful points to…

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Added by Alaine Gordon on November 13, 2017 at 6:22am — No Comments

Outlook As The Turnkey Solution To Increase Your Productivity To The Super High Level

All over the internet, you can find the variety of solutions about increasing the productivity of aspect of your life. And they are quite different from each other for some reason. The term productivity has various meanings according to your occupancy as well as your hobbies. In this article, you will find some examples to illustrate this thesis. Some people are willing to increase the productivity of their business by optimizing various processes. For the business owners, an optimization…

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Added by Colin Conner on November 7, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

How Foreign Students Study in Universities in the US?

US colleges are accepting more foreign students than ever before, according to the Institute of International Education. According to this report, approximately one million foreign students gained education in the US during 2014-2015, which is an increase of 10% when compared to the previous year.…

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Added by Barry Ilagan on November 7, 2017 at 8:24am — No Comments

The Complexities of Generation Z Students

There is probably next to no people there who haven’t heard about Millennials, but as attention seeking as they might have been, they are old news. Sociologists and generational experts are spreading the new name: Generation Z.

Generation Z has arrived at the stage and demands to be heard and seen. This new generation is quite young, yet it feels like already they…

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Added by Michael Yarbrough on November 1, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

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