Archive for December, 2011

First Night 2011~ Fun For the Whole Family!

Across the nation families are getting ready to spend New Year’s Eve in a cultural and family oriented First Night Celebration. What is First Night? First Night is an alternative type of New Year’s Celebration.  Artists and performers  put on …

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Merry Christmas From Tutoring Match

Wishing you a wonderful holiday filled with laughter and joy.

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A Little Holiday Fun

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Holiday Inspiration 2 ~ Does Giving Produce a Natural High?

A study done by Scott Heuttel, a professor at Duke University, suggests that giving generates “motivation” chemicals                 ( dopamine) in the brain which helps to produce positive feelings and encourages the giver …

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Happy Hanukkah from Tutoring Match

Wishing you a wonderful Festival of Lights

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Holiday Inspiration ~ Selfless Giving

Across the Midwest families have arrived at Kmart, to make payments to their layaway, to find that a generous anonymous donor has paid off all but a smidge of their balance. Apparently the idea of “paying it forward” has inspired these “layaway …

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Techno Teaching ~ Students Blogging 101

I just visited a wonderful website called http://edublogs.org/. Here teachers can sign up their class; giving each student their own separate page to publish blogs. Not all of the blogs have been edited by the children, some have remained unpolished and …

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Does Gum Chewing Really Improve Test Scores?

Studies of performance enhancers, prior to exams, takes a look at the effects of gum chewing :   Education Nation 2011 : http://www.educationnation.com/index.cfm?objectid=BEC0241E-24D6-11E1-A9BF000C296BA163

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Inspirational Education

Teachers who are making a difference by seeing their students as more than just a body in a classroom. Appreciating, encouraging and drawing upon their students’ life experiences.     Education Nation: http://www.educationnation.com/index.cfm?objectid=340D66EC-E59B-11E0-AB96000C296BA163&aka=0

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Tutor Resources Right At Your Fingertips

Tutoring Match has great resources for parents, students and tutors! Click on these links and be taken to pages of educational references and tools: Student Resources Parent Resources Tutor Resources  

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