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Building Teacher-Student Relationships Across Ethnicities

A common part of the teacher application and interview process is what is known as an empathy test. It measures the ability of a candidate to put themselves in the students’ place and to see a situation from their perspective. One of the critical questions is: “Is it important for your students to like you?” A “yes” response is what the interviewer wants to see – no qualifications, like “respect.”

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Added by Nelma Lumme on October 30, 2017 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Building Teacher-Student Relationships Across Ethnicities

A common part of the teacher application and interview process is what is known as an empathy test. It measures the ability of a candidate to put themselves in the students’ place and to see a situation from their perspective. One of the critical questions is: “Is it important for your students to like you?” A “yes” response is what the interviewer wants to see – no qualifications, like “respect.”

What…

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Added by Nelma Lumme on October 30, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Truth About How Much Freelancers Really Earn

When you go online and read articles by freelancers you can be excused for thinking that freelancing is a proverbial gold mine. That if you start out in this life you’ll be swimming in gold coins, like Scrooge McDuck.

The reality is a bit different. Freelancers don’t earn half as much as is made out online.…

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Added by Ashley Kornee on August 30, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

3 Ways to Design Your Online Writing Portfolio

I’m always amazed how many writers there are out there that don’t have an online portfolio. That’s like a web designer without a web page! You’re a writer! Write one up! If you don’t like it, you can always change it.…

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Added by Ashley Kornee on August 3, 2017 at 1:21am — No Comments

Top 5 Most Annoying Teaching Habits and Ways to Avoid Them

What does it mean to be a modern teacher? It means to be able to adapt to the transforming education landscape. The most important skills to work on are adaptability, life-long learning, confidence, and a global…

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Added by Chris Richardson on July 11, 2017 at 9:02am — No Comments

How To Become A Greatest Freelance Writer

There are more graduates than ever entering an increasingly dwindled job marketplace. With possibilities in the arts and media more scarce as they have got ever been, graduates are having to get creative in their approaches to earn cash and do it in their preferred area of study.

For many, freelancing seems like an easy job to do from home. However, that is one of the misconceptions. The idea that freelancing is a 'walk in the park' wears off…

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Added by Christina Battons on June 29, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

5 Differences Between A-level Students in China and USA (a Note for Educators)

In the past thirty years, China has risen to global prominence on the back of exponential economic advancement. However, to achieve an overall superpower status as it so evidently seeks, there is a need to achieve leading status in all areas of life for its citizens. One of…

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Added by Kerry Creaswood on June 29, 2017 at 2:13am — No Comments

How to Write A Great Hook For Essay

The key to any great essay is a snappy introduction that hooks the reader in and brings them on board with the topic that you’re covering. It’s a concept that’s borrowed from fiction writing (i.e. “Call me Ishmael”), song writing and journalism. You need to grab attention at the start if you want…

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Added by Julie Petersen on June 27, 2017 at 8:20am — No Comments

5 Amazing Mobile Tools for Finding the Best Students Scholarships

College tuition fee has become high over the years in public universities and even higher in private institutions making it harder to afford for some students. The price tag is well worth it as graduates earn way more over the course of their lifetime. Despite the high rates of earning, having to pay the expensive college fee is not appealing to a majority of students.

Scholarships are a great way to make college more affordable. They are usually awarded by colleges to students that…

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Added by Christina Battons on June 27, 2017 at 7:44am — No Comments

Writing A College Essay When You Are An Athlete

When you decide to try out for a varsity scholarship, there is a lot at stake, especially when it comes to your education. Most student athletes go into a school with the idea that their professors will go light on them just because they represent the school. Unfortunately,…

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Added by Malia Keirsey on June 14, 2017 at 4:26am — No Comments

7 Steps to Picking the Right College

This is perhaps the biggest decision any high school senior has ever made. Considering that all professional careers require a college education, it is a protocol for the seniors to fill out college applications for relevant courses that suit their career choice, and there is stiff competition for the limited entry positions in most colleges today. While the process is indeed a step…

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Added by Christina Battons on June 13, 2017 at 12:13am — No Comments

Apps for Classroom: How to Make Your Lessons More Interesting and Involve Children to Educational Process

Technology has entered the classroom. The only question is, is it helping your lesson or disrupting it? Yes, it’s very good at the latter. No matter how often we might yell at kids that they need to put away their smartphones, they’ll still find some way to peek and not pay attention. Fortunately, it’s not all bad news. You can also co-opt the device into your lessons and in that way make the learning experience better for all.

Here are some of the best apps to help you do exactly…

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Added by Nelma Lumme on May 29, 2017 at 6:43am — No Comments

Few Tips to Break Your Writer's Block and Find a New Inspiration

I don’t believe in writer’s block. Sure, people talk about it all the time. Some people really seem to suffer from it. The thing is I never have. I write thousands of words every single day, for my work and for my private life. My life depends on the written word. If I don’t write, I don’t eat.

And there is no better way to get over writer’s block than when you start to feel hungry. Believe me! Okay, sure. That might work for everybody. In that case, here are some other ideas that…

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Added by Nelma Lumme on May 26, 2017 at 4:15am — No Comments

The Most Popular Professions in 2020: What Should We Expect?

The world is changing so quickly that it sometimes seems like we’re spinning around the sun at an ever faster rate. What that means career wise is that you shouldn’t look to what is important now, but also what is going to be important in a few years’ time.

In that way, you won’t end up training yourself up for a job that won’t be in the market in a few years. So how do you do that? You look to what the future predicts. What are the many ways that jobs will change in the years to…

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Added by Nelma Lumme on May 19, 2017 at 3:01am — No Comments

Avoiding the Big Mistake – Choosing the Wrong Major

It’s really all about balancing conflict. There are fields of study you have a passion for. Then there are fields that you know can land you a good job and future career. And often these are completely different. This is the dilemma faced by many young people as they think about their college majors – the passion versus the reality. Clearly, some careful thought will be required. But if you go about it in a somewhat organized fashion, you may be able to find that balance – majoring…

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Added by Ashley Kornee on May 10, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

Top 5 Secrets of Successful Classroom Management

To paraphrase Charles Dickens, the classroom can be the best of places or the worst of places. It all depends on the interplay of a lot of factors. Fortunately, quite a few of those you actually have under your control. You just need to be aware that they’re out there.

For that reason, today we’re going to explore some of the big secrets that will decide whether your classroom is a success or a disaster. In that way, you’ll know where to look, what to pay attention to and when things…

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Added by Janet Athony on May 10, 2017 at 4:54am — No Comments

8 Significant Challenges in Education Technology Today

It’s no secret that today’s education has evolved into something beautiful that our past generations could only dream of. Gadgets and applications are available to us almost instantly, with costs and accessibility reaching manageable levels with each passing day.

With that said, it’s also important to note that such drastic and impactful changes are hard on everyone who is unprepared for the challenges coming our way. The transition from old to new is not an easy one, so we are here…

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Added by Nelma Lumme on May 2, 2017 at 3:13am — No Comments

What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next 5 Years

Education is evolving rapidly. The question, really, is where is it heading? We can’t know for certain, of course, but there are definitely some trends on the horizon that we should pay attention to and that might very well shape the educational field for the next five years…

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Added by Nelma Lumme on April 28, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

Top 11 Surprising Benefits of Online Learning

Learning is a never ending process, even though for some they think it is. With technology at the palm of our hands, distance learning is not a thing anymore. Hence, it is an opportunity for people to grab. This, for example, can surprise many people, but online learning can…

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Added by Kerry Creaswood on April 28, 2017 at 5:51am — No Comments

How to Increase Student Engagement with Online Learning Platforms

Modern technology makes it possible for educators to reach learners from different parts of the world. New tools provided by online…

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Added by Eliza Medley on April 27, 2017 at 2:28am — No Comments

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