As you begin meeting new students, especially younger kids, it’s worthwhile to investigate their learning styles. The most effective tutors are attuned to how different kids process new information.
Every day in a normal classroom, a math teacher stands up at the front of the room and lectures to students. The students who struggle sit in silent vigil while teachers continue foward, past the point where they got hung up. If the teacher is sick, tired or exhausted, they bring that up to the board [...]
For many generations, colleges and universities have led the charge in bringing about change within our society. Young and passionate minds would lean on the advice of old sages and professors, who didn’t need to “Tweet” to get heard. However, in the past decade, much has changed. Many students don’t even need to have direct [...]
Can a tweet or Facebook status affect a website’s overall ranking? What about the quality of your followers? According to Matt Cutts, head of Google’s WebSpam team, they sure can! In a recent Google Webmaster Help Video, Matt Cutts answers a question (derived from this Danny Sullivan post “What Social Signals Do Google & Bing [...]
Imagine 2 people have learned to make a birdhouse in two different states from a different instructor. After they take the birdhouse-builder’s standardized test, we line up the birdhouses and take a look. According to the birdhouse building manual for Massachusetts, which is where the builder is from, one birdhouses is missing a few key [...]
How Data analysis is helping raise performance – story covers both good and the bad Educational data is in abundance – but not in very useful state. Education Week: Data, Data Everywhere, But Not a Drop to Use Impact of providing detailed and real time access to student educational and learning data to parent. Parents [...]
With the MCAS season underway and teachers trying to help students, we received a few requests to get insight into how the questions are distributed across the learning standards. Or, how many questions are allocated to each standard area in a given year or grade level? Or, Do you have the frequency analysis of questions [...]