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Helping Teens find Summer Jobs

Last week Tutor.com sent a newsletter to students who use our consumer service and the most popular article was“Beyond Babysitting: Job Opportunties for Teens”. In fact, it was our most popular newsletter item ever. So I decided to do some Google searching to find out how hot an issue summer jobs for teens is right now. My search found over 1,000 recent articles about this very topic. While most of us are focused on the terrible economy and how it’s affecting adults, it’s easy to forget that thousands of teens are also job searching.

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Why Does Tutor.com Stress One to One Learning?

I have read blogs in which educators make the case that it is perfectly fine for kids in school to fail. After all, the purpose of school is to prepare them for life and life includes failure. I propose a totally different perspective. I think that life sends all of us plenty of opportunities for failure. There is no need to create or stimulate failure experiences for students. The experience of failure in childhood and adolescence can have significant long term effects.

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Read any good Plato Lately?

Inspiration is sometimes hard to come by in this “new” economy. All of us, especially librarians, are working overtime trying to do more with less. To help give us a new perspective, our CEO, George Cigale invited Phil Terry from Creative Good to come chat to our staff.

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