Tag: Students

What Is Hybrid Learning and What Are the Advantages?

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What Does a Hybrid Class Look Like?   Hybrid classes can take many forms: The instructor delivers a lecture in class. Students perform assignments online, post the results on message boards and discuss them remotely. The instructor posts…

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How Can Community Colleges Improve Degree Attainment?

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The bachelors degree has long been considered the cornerstone of student achievement at four-year institutions of higher learning throughout the U.S., while community colleges (CCs) are known for their shorter vocational programs. These paradigms, however, are in flux….

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Spanish Verbs that begin with LL

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If LL- Verbs Are Confusing… … then the remedy is to learn meaningful sentences using them. The good news is that, except for the last verb in the list, all these verbs are regular: llamar(se), llegar, llenar, llevar…

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Spanish Classroom Activity: Teaching the Present Tense Verb Conjugations: Recitation with the Blackboard

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There’s no escaping the six-part conjugation chart, and having students fill-in-the-blank for the missing conjugation–or pronoun–is a good practice tool. But there comes a time when your students must learn to produce the appropriate verb conjugation for a…

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Teaching High School with Project Based Learning: A Lesson Outline

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A Guide for Creating Projects As the name suggests, project based instruction in high school is successful when authentic and concrete projects are made by the students. These projects resulted from the driving questions that the students themselves…

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10 Tips for New Graduate Assistants: Getting the Most From Your GTA Experience

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Becoming a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA)   Stepping into the role of a graduate teaching assistant marks a very important transition in your life. Yes, youre still a student in your field, but youve become enough of an…

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Helping Boys Read: Middle School Reading Strategies

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The Trouble With Boys… Peg Tyre recently published the book The Trouble With Boys: A Surprising Report Card on Our Sons, Their Problems at School, and What Parents and Educators Must Do. The title adequately describes the gist…

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Comparing Dropout Rates: Online For-Profit Schools vs. Traditional Non-Profit Colleges

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  The explosive growth of for-profit colleges has opened doors for students, but it has also set traps. In 2009, 9% of all US undergraduate students were enrolled at a for-profit institution.

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A Book Review of Tuck Everlasting

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Fifth and sixth grade teachers have to have multiple copies of Tuck Everlasting on hand for their classrooms simply because it’s too thought provoking and touching not to share with your students. If you can do it for…

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Epilepsy in Children – What Special Education Teachers Need to Know

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The Prevalance of Epilepsy Epilepsy affects approximately one in 200 children (around 0.5%). In a special education context, there are often students who have epilepsy as a dual disability alongside another disability. For example, some students may have…

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