Archive for the ‘ Teaching ’ Category

How the Web Changes How We Think

The Internet changes our thinking. The more we use it the more it affects how we perceive things and it even changes our levels of attention and patience.

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Sometimes Parents Aren’t the Best Tutors

We came across an article from the Wall Street Journal from a few years ago titled, “Why Parents Don’t Make Great Tutors for Their Kids.” Sue Shellenbarger, the author, pointed out this interesting piece of information: As the school year …

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Different Approaches to Teaching

This week, NPR ran a story called “Struggle for Smarts? How Eastern and Western Cultures Tackle Learning.” The roughly 9-minute segment explores the differences in approaches to teaching from here in the United States compared to Eastern Cultures. We not …

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Tutoring and Voting, A Comparison

….we noticed that the election process and the process of tutoring and learning share many similar attributes. Political opinions aside, we’d like to go ahead and explore how voting compares to the tutoring and educational process.

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TED Talk – Teaching Art and Science Together

TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is an annual conference that was formed to share “ideas worth spreading.” The conference hosts “talks” that range in subject from culture and education to technology and business. Many of the TED Talks from the …

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5 Questions to Ask at a Parent-Teacher Conference

The fall may be the season for standardized testing for upper level students, but it is also an important time for students of all levels. Many schools host parent-teacher conference weeks in October, November, or December. As the school year …

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How to Deal with Non-cooperative Students as a Tutor

In a classroom setting, a student is surrounded by their classmates where everyone is expected to pay attention to the instructor. Not only are a student’s actions monitored by the teacher, their behavior is observed by their friends and classmates. …

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Teacher Value

Those who question a teacher’s value or their paycheck might be surprised by Taylor Mali’s poetry.

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An Educator Anticipates Bully’s Effects

This is a guest post from one of TM’s new tutors, an experienced educator and director of Clifton Corner in New York City.    This weekend, I will view the movie Bully with my friend, a former TA when we worked together …

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A Teacher’s Story: From Bridgeport to Harvard

  Here is a video I came across while doing some research on the achievement gap in Connecticut and efforts to make change in this state. Maria Zambrano, Executive Director of Excel Bridgeport, tells her story about going from the …

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