Browsing articles tagged with " guest post"
Sep
10
2011

How to Study Vocabulary and Ace Standardized Tests

Guest Post by: Miriam Holt  If your student is preparing for a standardized test like the SAT or GRE and needs to expand his or her vocabulary, your primary goal should be to develop in your student an automatic, reflexive response to seeing an unfamiliar word: first, your student should guess its meaning (from roots and …Related Posts:Common SAT Errors Students Make (and How to Avoid Them)Dos and Don’ts in Writing College Application EssaysHow to [...]

Feb
10
2011

Use the Telephone & Improve Relationships with Parents & Students

Guest Post by Zeb Welborn During my first year as a teacher, I was struggling with classroom management issues.  Many students seemed dissinterested and a handful of students caused consistent discipline problems.  As a High School teacher, I used a lot of different techniques to improve classroom behavior, increase motivation and develop communication between myself, parents …Related Posts:Talking to Teachers About Disabilities and IllnessThree Tips for Successful Teacher-Parent ConferencesFive Great Conferences for Teachers in 2012How [...]

Dec
26
2010

Common SAT Errors Students Make (and How to Avoid Them)

Guest Post By Miriam Holt, Academic Advisor Math Answering a question that the problem didn’t ask This error is extremely common because the SAT often asks students to find values that are tangentially related to what a normal person would expect the answer to be,*and* the expected answer is nearly always included as one of the answer choices.  …Related Posts:How to Study Vocabulary and Ace Standardized TestsDos and Don’ts in Writing College Application EssaysHow to [...]

Jul
19
2010

What Good Readers Do:

Guest Post by Julie Niles Petersen: Fresh out of the master’s program in reading, I created a list of things good readers do. The list was to be used with my students in my new reading specialist position. This list included: Preview the text. Activate your background knowledge. Set a purpose for reading. (What do you want to …Related Posts:Five Ways to Motivate ReadersWhat is a blend?Helping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers to Chapter [...]

Jun
24
2010

There is NO such thing as ‘Privacy’ on Facebook:

If you seriously believe that anything you put on Facebook is private, you’re living on a different planet.  Facebook and any other form of social media communication and even e-mails are not private.  Just ask all those CEOs whose e-mails have been subpoenaed for court cases or the teens who threatened to harm someone at …Related Posts:How to Study Vocabulary and Ace Standardized TestsUse the Telephone & Improve Relationships with Parents & StudentsCommon SAT Errors [...]

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