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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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How To Make Quick Decisions And Why It's Important To Our Happiness

Why Teaching Kids How To Make Quick Decisions Is Important To Their Happiness And Not Just Their Future Success I just made a quick decision. Throw your hands up in the air, wave ‘em like you just don’t care. Yes, I’m celebrating. Why? I never learned how to make quick...
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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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Billy's Story: Food, Mood & Learning

I once had a tutoring student, he was in sixth grade and man, sluggish didn’t begin to describe him. Let’s call him Billy. Billy made it about 15 minutes into the one-on-one tutoring session, diving into his reading and writing skills, and to say it wasn’t going well...
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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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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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My Very First Tutoring Job Was In My Worst Subject Area... A Subject I Had *Gasp* Failed!

My first paid tutoring session was in my most dreaded subject...math. And I was scared to death. See, I had failed math my entire life AND was about to get paid to teach a high school student my worst possible subject. I wasn't a math teacher. I was barely a certified English teacher. I hadn't...
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