Dropout to Dean’s List–What’s Coming! Life Purpose (Part 1)

DROPOUT TO DEAN'S LIST--WHAT'S  COMING (Part 1) Life Purpose The other day, I told you about my house move and explained why I haven’t been posting for months. We moved house and city, and it took almost forever! We are still renovating. I’m trying to get back to normal; but, for example, we have … [Read more...]

Conquering Post-Holiday Procrastination

How to conquer student post-holiday procrastination: The Pomodoro Technique Procrastination is the devil!    If you made New year's resolutions about avoiding procrastination but aren't following them  here are some aids. This piece is by Erin Fortner, J.D., EMT on January 26, 2016 (It contains … [Read more...]

Free community college for students? Maybe not. Maybe with strings.

FREE COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOR STUDENTS? MAYBE NOT. Maybe with strings attached. Further to the Obama idea of providing free education to college students,  Carol J. Carter has some excellent points in The Huffington Post. The piece was co-written by Sarah Lyman Kravits and Maureen Breeze. The … [Read more...]

20 ways parents can identify “at-risk” students

At risk students--20 ways parents can identify them. NOTE: This is appearing shortly after the suicide of Robin Williams. SELF-HARM Not all at-risk students are at-risk of self-harm or suicide but there are connections and similarities. And one in five students DO harm themselves. This is … [Read more...]

Why are Fewer U.S. H.S. Grads Opting for College?

Fewer high school graduates are opting for college these days. Why? Here's a good piece on the subject by Floyd Norris writing in The New York Times. Read More   No college? If you are having trouble deciding whether to go to college or university, email me and we'll discuss it (no … [Read more...]

A Cheaper, More Effective Way to Train Teachers?

A Cheaper, More Effective Way to Train Teachers? Two writers in The Atlantic, William Egar, a teacher and Master's candidate, and Michael Zuckerman, a writer, confirm what research suggests: the huge expense of training teachers the way we do now (in the U.S.  at least) bears little … [Read more...]

How to Get More Early Bloomers in kid’s Ed.

How to get more early bloomers in children's education. Many kids never reach their full potential. Many who do, start indicating prowess early. A good preschool could mean different things, safety maybe, but that should be a given. Or it could get disadvantaged children ready to learn reading … [Read more...]

Teachers Tell Us How to Fix Science and Math

There was some good news today for New York City high school students interested in computers--the city's Department of Education announced it would spend $1 million in public and private money to train 120 teachers in computer science and coding. Dozens of new computer science classes taught by … [Read more...]

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