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Jul
17
2012

8 Tips Every H.S. Graduate Should Know Before Heading to College

Guest Post By: Iris Yuan You’ve taken all the tests, accepted your college admissions decision, and received your high school diploma. Now what? The summer between high school and college is a nostalgic one, and by all means, you deserve to enjoy these last few months after getting through high school. But if you’re the first kid off to college …Related Posts:Dos and Don’ts in Writing College Application EssaysHow to Succeed in an Online SchoolClassroomtalk: [...]

Jul
7
2012

Minimal Marking: A Humane and Practical Approach

Guest Post By: Aniya Wells In the time we’ve spent on the student end of the student-teacher relationship.  We’ve all had the experience, even the smartest among us. The teacher hands back an assignment to the class, and before you can even flip to the last page and check your grade, your heart sinks. Your essay is covered in corrections …Related Posts:Essay writing tipsHow to Write an Essay ExamDos and Don’ts in Writing College Application EssaysHow to Succeed [...]

Jul
2
2012

Apps that Help Kids with GSP

Guest Post By:  Kate Croston Grammar spelling, and punctuation (more commonly referred to as GSP) are quickly becoming extinct in today’s world of texting, tweeting, and all around internet shorthand that focuses on getting a message across with as few characters as possible. However that doesn’t mean that we need to stop teaching kids about GSP, it just means we …Related Posts:Phonics vs. Sight WordsAll About Learning Sight WordsHelping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers [...]

Jun
22
2012

Five Online Math Games to Build Your Kindergartener’s Skills

Guest Post By: Catie Keeler   The internet makes it simple to find resources that reinforce the math skills your kindergartener is learning in the classroom. Printable worksheets, interactive assessments and games are everywhere. Of course, games are the most fun, so in the spirit of both fun and learning, here are five free online games that can help your child …Related Posts: Five Ways to Read with Your Toddler A Home Made Lunch is [...]

Jun
7
2012

The 10 Most Common Teacher Complaints Against iBooks

Guest Post by Kaitlyn Cole   Share The recently announced update to Apple’s iBooks app has been lauded as an incredible change for education, reinventing the textbook as we know it, and allowing teachers to become content creators like never before. The upgraded app has its fair share of fans, but there are many teachers who just aren’t buying the hype. Common …Related Posts:The 40 Best iPad Apps for Young Learners Social Media as a Teaching [...]

May
26
2012

How to Handle the Class Clown

Guest Post by Jenny Ellis   So every class has that one student who tends to think they are on the set of Saturday Night Live and feels the need to practice their stand up during your class. Secretly you are chuckling inside but in all seriousness your class clowns antics are disrupting your class. Most of the time the …Related Posts:Talking to Teachers About Disabilities and IllnessHow to Write an Essay ExamDos and Don’ts [...]

May
20
2012

Five Awesome Deals for College Students

Guest Post By Aaron Going to college can be an exciting experience, but most college students don’t exactly have a lot of cash to spare. By the time you somehow find enough money to pay for tuition, books, lab fees, room and board, and anything else you need for class, there isn’t much left over. Luckily, there are a number …Related Posts:Minimizing Student DebtHow to Write an Essay ExamDos and Don’ts in Writing College Application [...]

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