The internet has opened unimaginable doors for the average working-class citizen. Although they might have a normal day-to-day job, many have side-hustles that they do online. Some create stuff and sell their wares online, and others write blogs. There is one hustle that stands head above shoulders above the rest, and that is online tutoring. … Continued
In the aftermath of the Covid-19 Pandemic, the landscape of education has changed. But, while some of the changes were temporary, many changes are here to stay.
Social media consumption is beneficial but overuse, as is apparent in the current generation, leads to adverse mental health outcomes.
Today on the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia we have released a new policy paper, Don’t look away, jointly with The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Intersex Youth and Student Organisation (IGLYO) with new survey findings and analysis showing unacceptably high levels of discrimination and harassment in education. The paper is … Continued
As education costs escalate, job prospects disappear, and student debt accumulates to crushing proportions, the value of a college degree has significantly plummeted.
We often hear about companies who are either unwilling or afraid to change and ultimately pay the price. Blockbuster is one that often comes to mind, but many others have become victims of the status quo. Robert Brodo shared this in relation to Kodak: Challenging the status quo is defined as asking “why” and then … Continued
In business and particularly in learning and development (L&D), “growth mindset” has become a buzzword. Psychologist Carol Dweck introduced the concept in her book “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success”; it refers to the belief that our abilities and traits are not fixed and that we can cultivate them. People with a growth mindset view … Continued
Answer these eight accessibility questions to ensure ebook procurement meets the needs of all learners Digital content is on the rise in classrooms across the country, and the onset of distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the need for this content. Much of it comes in the form of ebooks. While many … Continued
Controlling the narrative of your tutoring program is important for a variety of reasons.
Highlighters have traditionally been used to help us through high school or college by marking areas in text or notes that are important.
Like all industries, higher education is feeling the pressure to become data-driven — and there’s a reason for it.
What does it mean to teach? There isn’t an easy answer.
One of the most significant factors in student academic success is maintaining ongoing positive parent-teacher communication.
Shining a Spotlight on Skilled Trades Training According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2020, 59% of the available U.S. workforce was 19-39 years old. The rise of the digital generation, coupled with a lack of skilled trades specialists to meet demand, has shone a spotlight on skilled trades training and their learning … Continued
End of school year countdowns can be a fun way for both teachers and students to celebrate the school year. (Although, if you’re anything like me, you probably started counting down the days until summer as soon as Spring break was over!) Some 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teachers want to go all out, while … Continued
Imagine if we all had a crystal ball? It sure would have come in handy prior to the pandemic. What if I told you that we might have actually had one in the form of a retro animated series that aired over fifty years ago that predicted some modern technological innovations? Below is how I … Continued
The COVID-19 crisis offers an opportunity to re-imagine education systems, reduce inequity, and create better learning opportunities for all, during and beyond crisis. We should build on lessons learnt and ramp-up successful initiatives.
I love using picture books to help my students relate to the world and grow as thinkers and humans and recognizing that our perception of others greatly influences how we treat them as is a great discussion to have repeatedly.
I have been thinking a lot about easy books. About our adult urges to steer kids into “better” books, harder books, away from all those easy books. Away from books with pictures, graphic novels, or topics we deem immature. I have been thinking a lot about our well-meaning intentions and how they sometimes do damage … Continued
If you follow me on any social media platform, you hopefully know how much I love to share amazing book titles. For many years now, I have used this blog and other places to give recommendations, create book sets and lists and just in general share the love for all of the amazing books that … Continued