Category Archives: Tutors

The Joys of Educational Jargon

John Merrow, educational reporter for PBS NewsHour and the author of “The Influence of Teachers,” cuts through the hype of educational jargon in this essay: Does jargon disguise vacuity? Anne Lewis, a veteran reporter, offered this analysis: “I have come … Continue reading

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Suppressing the Brain’s ‘Filter’ Can Improve Performance in Creative Tasks

Have you ever wondered why it’s sometimes easier to focus on a difficult task — like calculus — with the radio turned on for a little background sound? It may be that the music, discussion and other sounds act to … Continue reading

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Resources for Coping

The tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut is being felt throughout the nation and the world. The National Association of School Psychologists offers resources for parents and educators to help children better cope with the heartbreaking news. Bethesda, MD—On behalf of our 25,000 … Continue reading

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Business Week Reveals Why Common Core Disdains Fiction in 2000

The author, a retired educator, takes a look at where public education is heading. Those who care about teaching and learning — as well as those who care about democracy and the nature of the American republic — will appreciate the perspectives. Business Week … Continue reading

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Standardized Test Scores Can Improve When Kids Told They Can Fail, Study Finds

A Berkeley, California teacher finds that telling her middle school students that mistakes are a natural part of learning — and that it’s OK to make a mistake — helps them later perform better on tests. Her findings are backed … Continue reading

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Math Tutor a Devoted Teacher without Equal

Ms. Marney Rich Keenan of The Detroit News wrote about Mr. Doug Shonk, math tutor and former high school teacher. His influence goes beyond numbers, formulae and series. Math tutor a devoted teacher without equal by Marney Rich Keenan The … Continue reading

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