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17 books you should read before (or at) university – chosen by students

From inspiring novels to frank discussions of sexuality, these are the books students wish they had read to ease the transition to university and prepare for a new stage in their academic and personal lives. Forget the piles of textbooks or the long academic reading lists; preparing for university is as much about preparing for […]

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10 Tips for Engaging Students

There’s a widely circulated YouTube video you may have seen called “A Conference Call in Real Life.” To spoof the strange, stilted dynamics of conference calls, it replicates them in a face-to-face setting. Participants stiffly announce their names at the door of a meeting room, are suddenly interrupted by bizarre background noises, and find themselves […]

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Three Ideas for Implementing Learner Reflection

Educators have long recognized the importance and applicability of critical reflection across a wide range of educational settings, yet in practice it remains a challenging and nebulous concept for many to firmly grasp. In education, the concept of reflection dates back to the work of John Dewey (1933), who defined it as “active, persistent and […]

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21st-Century Teacher Education

For almost as long as there have been institutions dedicated to the preparation of new teachers, the endeavor has come in for criticism. Teacher education has long struggled both to professionalize and to fully integrate itself into mainstream academia. At the core of this struggle was a perception that there was no body of specialized […]

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Single-Sex Education – An Overview

Sending your child to a single-sex school is one of several options you have when it comes to private schools. When you think of single-sex education as a choice or an option when you are thinking about sending your child to private school, the subject becomes a little easier to understand in the 21st century. […]

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Private versus public

Some differences between public and private schools are obvious. But deciding what’s right for your child entails shedding light on the subtle distinctions many parents ignore. Private versus public! It’s a debate that rages across the playgrounds and living rooms of America. In fact, according to a 2009 GreatSchools and Harris Interactive poll, nearly one […]

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9 steps to a smart start

With a little planning, you can make going back to school simple and stress-free. As the lazy days of summer slip away, it will soon be time to put away the beach chairs and corner lemonade stands and prepare for going back to school. Here are some tips to make the transition easier. Adjust to […]

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The secret weapon for school success

What research reveals about sleep deprivation and its consequences for academic achievement. Is your child having behavior problems and trouble in school? Making sure she gets enough sleep may be the solution. Lack of sleep is a national epidemic for today’s children, and the consequences are serious. Sleep deprivation can affect cognitive skills and academic […]

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Why Are Things Becoming More Difficult for Public School Teachers

Being a teacher has never been easy but changes in federal funding and legislation have made it harder than ever for public school teachers. Keep reading to learn more. Public school teachers have a wonderful opportunity to shape the minds of the next generation. There is a great deal of satisfaction that comes from making […]

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Meal Delivery Services for Student Lunches

Meal delivery services are all the rage these days, but could they be the solution to the school lunch problem? Keep reading to find out! America is one of the wealthiest nations in the world and, yet, every day millions of children go hungry. In fact, more than 13 million children live in “food insecure” […]

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