11 Most “Wicked Awesome” Education Infographics I’ve Seen Lately

On November 7, 2012, in Education, General, Technology in Education, by Scott Cronenweth
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Who doesn’t love a good infographic?

President Obama and Mitt Romney – Where Do They Differ on Education Policy?

On July 31, 2012, in Education, General, In The News, Teaching, by Scott Cronenweth
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So where do the two candidates differ on education? One area is on federal involvement in education. In step with the massive cuts their budget votes made to school funding over the next two years, Republicans – including Romney – want to dismantle the US Department of Education.

“Six Word Essay Contest” Honors Great Educators

On February 7, 2012, in General, In The News, Teaching, Tutoring, by Scott Cronenweth
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What’s especially fun and inspiring about these essays is that they are all only six words long. They’re quick to read and easy to share: a little lift of heartfelt, positive energy that many teachers and tutors would probably enjoy, as the end of another semester draws closer.

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Smarter Summers Initiative Shows Strong First-Year Results

On January 31, 2012, in General, In The News, Tutoring, by Scott Cronenweth
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Why do middle school students have a special need for high-quality summer learning? According to NSLA’s website, “Middle school is a time of great risk for children, especially those who are low-income. Summer learning loss contributes to dismal middle-school indicators, causing low-income students to lag as much as 2.5 years behind their higher-income peers by the end of fifth grade.

Six Factoids Tutors Should Know About College Counseling

On December 20, 2011, in Education Industry, General, In The News, Tutoring, by Scott Cronenweth
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High school students benefit significantly from college admissions counseling information and guidance – yet most don’t get much of it. According to the latest State of College Admission 2011 from the National Association for College Admission Counseling, “For many students, particularly those in public schools, college counseling is limited at best. Counselors are few in number, often have large student caseloads and are limited in the amount of time they are able to dedicate to college counseling.”

The Socratic Method in Tutoring

On November 15, 2011, in General, Intelligence, Test preparation, Tutoring, standardized testing, tips, by Scott Cronenweth
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One of the oldest and most powerful teaching techniques is simply to guide the learner by asking directed questions. This basic tutoring approach is sometimes referred to as the Socratic Method or the “inquiry method.”

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4 Tips for Connecting with New Learners

On November 8, 2011, in General, Teaching, Tutoring, tips, by Scott Cronenweth
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You can find basic “make a great first impression” tips in dozens of places online. Here are some tutoring-specific tips on first impressions.

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The Value of World Teacher’s Day

On October 18, 2011, in General, In The News, by Scott Cronenweth
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Why is World Teacher’s Day important? As education becomes increasingly important to economic advancement and success in both developed and developing countries around the world, the importance of teachers in all our lives is growing.

Steve Jobs’ Impact on Teaching and Tutoring

On October 11, 2011, in Education, General, In The News, Technology in Education, by Scott Cronenweth
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Though a college dropout himself, Steve Jobs did much to revolutionize educational technology, and even education itself.

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Badges for Lifelong Learning Competition Heats Up

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Enter the badge, “… a validated indicator of accomplishment, skill, quality or interest…” that can be earned in almost any learning environment. Badges can motivate and support ongoing learning, validate skills and education, help build reputation and confirm knowledge acquisition.

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