Posts Tagged ‘ testing ’

Literature is losing the battle against testing

Literature for only the few has dire consequences for all Posted on April 23, 2012 by Stacie Vos In her opinion piece in this past week’s The New York Times Sunday Review, teacher Claire Needell Hollander describes her reasoning for setting up a reading enrichment course …

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Wikipedia and Freedom of Speech

From January 18th at midnight to January 19th at midnight WIKIPEDIA will be voluntarily blacking out their English website to protest the SOPA and PIPA bills. To read more got to :  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:SOPA_initiative/Learn_more

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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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Weird SAT Words & Groups of SAT Synonyms

        These are weird SAT words you need to know: dross (impurities) slag (impurities) charlatan (faker) necromancy (communication with the dead) sorcerer (someone who communicates with the dead) conflagration (big fire) palisade (row of stakes)   These …

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Back to the Books, Second Time Around

Praxis. A dreaded word for anyone who is looking to get licensed as a teacher in the state of CT. Doesn’t matter that you have been a teacher for over 10 years and have premanent licensing in another state( having …

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The Advantages of Online Tutoring

                               There are several advantages of online tutoring. It is safer: Some times parents are worried about the safety of their children during private coaching session when both of them are not at home. Online tutorials are safer in this …

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A Fine Line Between Punitive and Progress

Michelle Rhe,Chancellor of the Washington Public Schools, has been under fire for her strict policies and strong command. Now she is stepping down. Below is an article from the New York times detailing her career. The New York Times thinks …

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Using the Myers-Briggs Test to Become a Better Tutor

Every student is unique. The challenge for many tutors, then, is to modify their teaching approach to the student while maintaining fidelity to the material at hand. This is no easy task; indeed, many would probably argue that it is …

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5 Ways to Maximize Your Students’ Performance on Test Day

Right now many college-bound students are in the midst of taking the SAT, ACT and other standardized “college prep” tests. As their tutor, over the past weeks and months you’ve done all you can to help them prepare. Now it’s …

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Monday’s Math Question

If x+ 2x is 5 more than y + 2y, then x-y = A) -5 B) – 5/3 C) 3/5 D) 5/3 E) 5

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