Make Student Practice Deliberate and Worth the Effort

Make Student Practice Deliberate and Worth the Effort

Make Student Practice Deliberate and Worth the Effort

Ask any all-star athlete, world-class musician, or expert craftsman about how they rose to the top of their field. One word will always appear – practice. It takes repetition and sustained engagement to yield growth.

However, today’s educators face a climate where, in many cases, homework has become a dirty word. Teachers assign assignments to be completed outside of class that return …

Hero Ball – The Creation of a Classroom Favorite

Hero Ball – The Creation of a Classroom Favorite

Whether as a tutor or a classroom teacher, one of the most unique and rewarding aspects of being an educator is the opportunity to come up with creative ways to engage students. In doing so, we routinely draw upon influences like our own school experiences, our personal passions, and collaborative efforts with our peers.

In my early years as a …

Infusing Kinesthetic Experiences in the Age of Digital Learning

Infusing Kinesthetic Experiences in the Age of Digital Learning

Technology is becoming increasingly present in students’ learning experiences. It is common these days to enter a classroom and see students with iPads or Chromebooks in place of binders, and teachers operating interactive whiteboards where chalkboards used to be. Similarly, more and more tutors are using online platforms to reach clients far beyond their neighborhoods and provide data-driven, interactive services.

There …

Using State Standards to Set Goals with Clients

Using State Standards to Set Goals with Clients

Tutors play a crucial role in supporting student growth outside of the classroom. Regardless of where learning is happening, it is helpful for all of the educational stakeholders to be in sync so that students aren’t feeling pulled in conflicting directions.

Each state has its own learning standards that dictate the curricular goals for its …

Empower Students to Assess Themselves

Empower Students to Assess Themselves

Self-assessment is a crucial executive function skill that supports growth decision making, problem solving, and academic growth. As educators, equipping students with the ability to evaluate themselves is a surefire way to make their formative efforts more meaningful and promote accountability.

Students that can effectively assess themselves are more apt to direct their own learning in purposeful and impactful ways. Moreover, when students can …

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