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Do we need humans in education?

Students now have many ways to access information – digitized textbooks, YouTube videos, free online asynchronous content such as Khan Academy and MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), and adaptive learning software.  Educational companies are constantly developing online content to serve to students – it is less costly than paying for a teacher or tutor.  These […]

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Motivation

Any teacher at the elementary, secondary or even post-secondary level, as well as many parents, would undoubtedly agree that motivation is one of the thorniest issues in both education and child-rearing. Like so many aspects of learning and teaching, it’s complicated. Motivation arises out of the totality of our individual experiences including our emotions, belief […]

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Making a Memorable Family Weekends

TGIF – there’s a reason this phrase incites a dose of relief among kids and adults everywhere. But for many students, the weekend is hardly the vacation of relaxation and freedom they would hope for. Often it becomes a dumping ground for everything that they didn’t get done during the week, from chores to school […]

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Acing the AP Exam

If your child is taking an AP course, you probably know that it will culminate with the official “AP Exam” in May. And even though that sounds like a long way off, now is actually the perfect time to put together a review strategy for the exam. May is a hectic month with tests, finals […]

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