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Do You Allow Cell Phones in Sessions?

 If you do, you may wish to rethink that strategy as a recent study in the UK has discovered that a total cell phone ban in school will increase student achievement. The study was based in 4 cities in the U.K. and compared mobile phone policy with student achievement data from externally marked exams. The […]

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Summer Brain Gain: Re-imagining Summer Learning

   Summer Brain Gain: Re-imagining Summer Learning Boys & Girls Clubs of America This event takes place on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 2 to 3 p.m. ET. Content provided by: Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) continues to “rewrite the book” on how summer vacation also can be a time of summer learning. Studies […]

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The Read Aloud Project – Free Curriculum

 Have you heard of The Read Aloud Project? If offering tutoring or After-School reading projects or just story time The Read Aloud Project could help you with material and lesson/discussion structure and it’s free. With questions directed at the text rather than students’ experiences the Read Aloud Project focuses on content and vocabulary. Earlier this […]

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Data privacy guide for parents

  We always advocate going the extra mile for customers and providing useful information to parents about all sorts of related topics is a great way of increasing the value of your services and relationships. We recently looked at Digital Parenting Tips and have previously looked at Navigating School Admissions and provided insights into Virtual […]

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Digital Parenting Tips for your Students’ Parents

 Any tutor or tutoring company should compile or have available some information for the parents of their students regarding digital parenting. This is especially true if you are offering online sessions! With Cyber Bullying on the rise and the new CSI Cyber series illustrating just how far someone with malicious intent can go, this is […]

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Free Curriculum to Support Healthy Eating & Physical Activity

 The National After School Association and the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation have brought out some great free curriculum for Elementary aged students, the Enrichment Zone, to be used in conjunction with your existing sessions for After School or Summer Camp. From the NAA website: The Enrichment Zone was created to be used by afterschool professionals […]

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Making Complex Texts Compelling to Middle-School Students

 Making Complex Texts Compelling to Middle-School Students This event takes place on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 2 to 3 p.m. ET.   Webinar content provided by Amplify With all the changes happening in middle school students’ lives, keeping them engaged can be challenging. How can you help them stay focused to develop the close-reading skills […]

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Weighty Issues for Summer

 Summer can be a time of weight gain for children. With the approach of the Summer break and May being National Physical Fitness and Sports month, it seem like a good time to discuss the issue of inactivity and weight gain for our students. A recent article in Ed Week touted that  Summers are becoming […]

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Free Student & Parent College Prep Resource

 New easy to understand College Prep Resource makes the preparation and admissions process easy to understand for all students and parents. Khan Academy has a new resource for helping students and parents navigate the college admissions process. Each of the main categories is broken down into easy to navigate and understand sections including video interviews […]

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Algebra Readiness: Equipping K-8 Students for Success

  Algebra Readiness: Equipping K-8 Students for Success This event takes place on Thursday, April 30, 2015, 2 to 3 p.m. ET.   As the focus on standards-readiness grows, educators need reassurance that they’re not just teaching students how to pass a test, but also supporting their exploration, creativity, and deep understanding of applied knowledge. […]

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The Loch Ness Monster as Tutor?

 Aside from being my Father’s birthday (Happy Birthday Dad!) today is also the anniversary of one of the most famous hoaxes ever executed. Just like its sister hoax “the big foot video’, exposure has not prevented the public from continuing to suspend their disbelief. Google marked the anniversary by releasing their street view shots of […]

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Iowa, Montana and Nebraska SES Applications Open

 Applications to provide SES services for the 2015 – 2016 School Yer are well underway for states that did not apply for or did not receive a waiver from NCLB, with Iowa’s being the first to close in a week’s time. IOWA Applications due by: April 15th, 2015. Click here for information Click here for […]

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