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Why & How to Add Cooking to Your Workshop Program – Webinar

 I have long been touting the need and demand for formal instruction or workshops in the ‘forgotten subjects’, see my article on diversifying your offerings including the forgotten subjects, the new subjects and the taster subjects  and finally it would seem another voice has joined me. The National Afterschool Association in conjunction with the Home […]

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The Home Office Revolution – Tutoring From Home

 Working from home or working remotely has become a hugely popular option for millions of people and it’s expected to only increase in the years ahead. As Online tutoring becomes more popular tutors can help students all over the country and the globe by working from a home office, whether they are self employed or […]

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Details of Enhanced ACT Writing Test Announced

  From ACT Website first published By Steve Kappler, Interim Vice President, Marketing and Communications, October 13, 2014. As announced earlier this summer, we are providing additional information on the enhanced ACT® Writing Test that will be introduced in fall 2015. The changes to the Writing Test, as with all of our solutions, are driven […]

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Come & See Oases at The Florida AfterSchool Alliance Convention

  Next week, Monday October 20th through Wednesday October 22nd to be precise, Oases Online will be exhibiting at the new and improved Student Success Summit at the Marriot World Center in Orlando. Please come and see me at booth 210 and see the Oases system, pick up some Oases goodies and join in the […]

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Why Successful People Never Bring Smartphones Into Meetings

 You are annoying your boss and colleagues any time you take your phone out during meetings, says new research from USC’s Marshall School of Business, and if you work with women and people over forty they’re even more perturbed by it than everyone else. The researchers conducted a nationwide survey of 554 full-time working professionals […]

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The Benefits of Walking Meetings

 Perusing my recent Costco magazine I found the following snippet on the benefits of walking meetings so decided to delve a little deeper. From Costco Magazine by Susan Johnston. Many business owners are embracing walking meetings. It’s not an entirely novel concept – notables like Aristotle and Nietzche believed in walking while they spoke or […]

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NAA Convention Registration is Now Open

 National AfterSchool Association has just opened registration for their 2015 Convention in DC. March 8 – 11th, 2015 View the schedule and peruse the exhibitors and sessions at this great convention for anyone providing afterschool services to their community either private pay or grant. Plenty of ideas and products that can be used in an […]

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Why Not To Praise Natural Ability

  Fixing a Child’s View of Their Intelligence In the past week I have read two articles: Giving Good Praise to Girls by Katrina Schwartz on KQED. The Learning Myth: Why I’ll Never Tell My Son He’s Smart by Salman Khan of The Khan Academy. Both articles warning against praising children for natural talent or […]

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Tutoring Our Special Needs Students

 Including 25 Tips For Working with Special Needs Students For most tutors, our students are general education students who are struggling in a subject discipline. We hear statements such as, “I have always hated math (or some other subject). When tutors work with these students, they have a cadre of skills to call to service, […]

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Webinar – Meeting the New Writing Expectations

 Preparing Teachers and Students for Success takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET. Content Provided by: Curriculum Associates Meeting the New Writing Expectations: Preparing Teachers and Students for Success Writing is the area that has the furthest to go to meet the new ELA standards. In the 2000s, it […]

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Session Bid – Stop Calling Around For Available Tutors

  Oases Releases Session Bid So, you have sessions for various students or a schedule of sessions for one student but you don’t know which of your tutors would like to take them? This normally means checking who can tutor the session or group of sessions by checking if they are available, if they have […]

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US History Curriculum from the Library of Congress

  We published the Language Arts curriculum available from the Library of Congress a year or so ago and this time I have been perusing the available United States History material. Having recently learned my essential American History for my citizenship exam I am left wishing I had found this material earlier. I learned the […]

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