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Why Learning Styles Matter… And Labels Risk Holding Us Back

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Why Learning Styles Matter… And Labels Risk Holding Us Back

If there is one thing I really don’t agree with in the educational field, it’s the use of labels. I think labels can be detrimental for growth, for learning and for being our very best. Labels can hinder us from growing, improving, and even succeeding in life. And I’m not...
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What is DEAR EDUCATION LADY..?

When It Feels Like No One’s Listening… I am… This was one of the things that I’ve been told made me a great teacher in and out of the classroom. I listen. Elena, an amazing 18-year old I once worked with, told me that most adults don’t even see her,...
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Lessons From The Classroom: My First Mentor As A Teacher

When I was a teacher in a classroom I was given a mentor. An older teacher, who’d been around the block a few decades and was there to give me the support I needed as a new teacher. Or so I thought. A little back story is needed here. I did not plan to teach, never went to school...
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7 Simple Tips for Healthy Learning (and Living!)

If you suffer from brain fog, I get it. It’s not fun. If your child does, well, yikes. Our kids should not be suffering like this. And bottom line, if we take a bit of time, we can make this right. As someone who has studied health and wellness (for fun and for necessity), became a...
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[PART 3] Is Education Ready For A Make-Over Or In Desperate Need Of A Do-Over?

SO, WHY ARE THE MAJORITY OF STUDENTS LEARNING EARLY ON TO HATE SCHOOL? That’s where we ended Part 2 of this series and where we dive right back into now. If you missed the first part of this write-up, you may want to head there now. It’s worth your time. In 2001, when I began...
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[PART 2] Is Education Ready For A Make-Over Or In Desperate Need Of A Do-Over?

  In Part 1 of this three-part series, we saw that teachers weren’t too thrilled with the current educational status quo, not just in the States, but also across the pond. And when we closed the lid on Part 1, we did so with a sneak-peek of the scores of our nation, the United...
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[PART 1] Is Education Ready For A Make-Over Or In Desperate Need Of A Do-Over?

Lately (and for more than a decade now) there have been a host of examples of teachers utterly dissatisfied with the public school system. Teacher of the Year, Kim Cook, who was given an unsatisfactory grade from her school principal for one, a teacher who gave his video resignation via...
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[PART 1] How To Run A Tutoring Session For Maximum Results

P.O.P. doesn’t stand for quizzes anymore. In fact, as a former teacher, I really never liked POP Quizzes. They seemed to be sneaky things meant to make sure one did one’s work. And not really a method to determine true understanding or mastery of knowledge. I mean really, is...
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Productivity Hacks All Students Should Be Taught (Regardless of Age)

Today’s article is going to be short and sweet, yet full of actionable items you can take as you need to use yourself, with your child or in your classroom - or, in your tutoring session. Love me some multi-purpose writing. It’s good for ALL MANKIND… echo echo echo. Okay, now...
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What if Education is Back-Ass-Wards?

Our educational system is set up to make you or your child fail and I’m here to say it’s outdated and back-ass-ward. Now, that’s a bold statement, but if you’re a parent reading this and ever felt like you’re in a rat-race of life or spinning on that hamster...
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