Archive for November, 2011

Should Schools Celebrate Holidays?

Back on  October 17, 2011, Education Nation reported on Ann Foley, a Massachusetts elementary principal, who in a memo to her staff voiced anger  over holidays surrounding historical events and went so far as to ban students from dressing up for …

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The Joy of Giving

Kids will be kids. The newest, latest, greatest gadgets, toys, electronics sends out choruses of “I want”, and it isn’t just at the holiday season. So how do we get our children to understand that while it feels great to …

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Happy Thanksgiving 2011

Happy Thanksgiving From Tutoring Match

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Thursday’s Thirst For Words

IT’S ALL GREEK TO ME  Therm, Thermo: heat  Use these word elements to help breakdown the meaning of the following words:  thermal -pertaining to heat  thermometer- instrument for measuring heat ( temperature)  thermostat – device for regulating heat ( temperature)

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Thanksgiving Trivia

Here are some interesting facts about Thanksgiving to share with your friends and family: Franklin Roosevelt moved the Thanksgiving holiday up one week to stimulate the economy. Congress was not pleased and in 1941 ruled that Thanksgiving always be celebrated …

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Uplifted, Awed and Inspired

Last night on the Food Network show Chopped, the contestants were 4 “lunchroom ladies”.  All of them worked in impoverished areas and talked about the necessity to make healthy meals for their students knowing that for some this was the …

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Thanksgiving Break Poll

pollcode.com free polls What will you be doing during Thanksgiving break? Multiple choices are acceptable. Eating tons of good food Sleeping Going on outdoor adventures Catching up on household chores Shopping for Christmas   

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The Socratic Method in Tutoring

One of the oldest and most powerful teaching techniques is simply to guide the learner by asking directed questions. This basic tutoring approach is sometimes referred to as the Socratic Method or the “inquiry method.” The idea behind this approach …

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Chinese Numerology and Feng Shui for 2011

This year we are going to experience four unusual dates: 1/1/11, 1/11/11, 11/1/11, 11/11/11, and that’s not all; take the last two digits of the year you were born and the age you will be this year and the result will …

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