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Intercultural Competency – Free Webinar March 5th

  A Premium Skill for Teachers: Intercultural Competency March 5th @ 2pm Eastern Time Today’s classrooms are becoming increasingly diverse, while teachers are charged with preparing students for a global economy. In this context, intercultural competency is an increasingly important skill set for educators to possess-and for human resource offices to build into their recruitment […]

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Cram – The Best FlashCards App Out There

 Create &  Share Your Own Flashcards Quickly & Easily I recently discovered a great desktop and mobile App called cram to make and share flashcards for studying and learning and also general interest topics. I have it synced across all my devices (online, iPhone and iPad) and I can create my own flashcards and use […]

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Oases Adds Tasks & Custom Fields for Truly Flexible Tutoring Management

 Flexible Tutoring Management for Tutors & Tutoring Companies When it comes to managing tutoring companies’ data such as scheduling, billing, payroll, testing, learning plans and all things else tutoring, Oases Online has always been a feature and function rich platform. However, last week new features were added to make Oases Online a one stop shop […]

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Server Monkey – A greener, cheaper equipment supply

 In this forward facing educational world testing and curriculum is usually online as such, any tutoring company with a thriving tutoring center will tell you that it’s pretty impossible to avoid the need for banks of computers and perhaps servers too. Some tutors will always work from books or one computer at a student’s home, […]

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Get Your Contract Tutoring Payments Immediately

 For tutoring companies providing services to school districts and agencies this time of year can be difficult due to mounting expenses and a slowed revenue stream. Employing management software such as Oases Online to produce accurate and timely invoices as soon as your billing period ends will help speed up the process. Mistakes on invoices […]

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IOWA Application for 15-16 SES due by April 1st.

  It’s business as usual at Iowa Department of Education despite the attempts to reauthorize and rewrite NCLB and its parent law ESEA. The Iowa application for SES providers for the 2015-2016 school year will be posted by January 31, 2015 on the Iowa DOE website and may be found by following the link below. […]

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Meatball Tutoring – Tales from the Non Dominant Side

 Meatball Tutoring Tales from the Non Dominant Side By Donald S. Fowler, Advance Level Tutor I love an old American T.V. show called M*A*S*H; it is one of those shows that reminds us that although war can be justified, it is a terrible thing and that life is precious. The show is about medical doctors […]

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Deepening & Widening The Way We Teach Writing

  Deepening and Widening the Way We Teach Writing in K–5 The Common Core State Standards have led elementary schools to increase the amount of writing students do and provide them with instruction in planning, revising, and editing. This commendable effort, however, is really only a good start. To write well, students must have prior […]

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Common Core Math & English Language Learners

  The Language of Math: the Common Core and English-Learners Free Webinar Friday January 16th, 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern With their heightened emphasis on verbal explication and argumentation, the Common Core State Standards for mathematics pose unique challenges for students not fully proficient in English. In this webinar from Education Week, two experts in […]

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No Rules Play Can Help Academic Performance

 I came across a wonderful article, study, video and approach to children’s play today and had to share it with you. Not only did I think re-wilding our kids a wonderful concept but it made me feel nostalgic for my childhood. I recognized my schooling and my play time in the video and in the […]

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New Push for NCLB Overhaul

 Four years ago MinnPost carried a story noting that Rep. John Kline’s appointment as chair of the U.S. House of Representatives’ powerful Education and the Workforce Committee made the Lakeville Republican a formidable — if loyal— opponent to Education Secretary Arne Duncan. Yesterday they published an interesting look at the political landscape and what it […]

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The Differentiated Classroom

 Aimed at school teachers managing large classrooms this book is an insightful read for tutors, coaches and teachers alike. 2nd Edition of the best-selling, foundational work on differentiated instruction by Carol Ann Tomlinson Differentiated Instruction for the 21st Century The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners, 2nd Edition. In this update of […]

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