Author: Elizabeth F.

5 Ways to Improve Critical Thinking

Problem solving and critical thinking are some of the top skills that both schools and parents are worried about students learning. But while saying that it’s important is easy, figuring out how to help students learn it is hard! That’s …
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Why Should Students Learn to Factor Over the Integers?

It’s hard to explain. Honestly, when people ask, “Why should students learn to factor over the integers? Can’t they use the quadratic formula instead?” I can’t just say, “Factoring is faster.” Because it isn’t – yet. Not at first. You …
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5 Characteristics of a Good Teacher

When I started writing this article, I knew what I thought makes a good teacher, but I couldn’t help but wonder if other people agreed with me. Are there universal characteristics of a good teacher, or does everyone disagree? Well, …
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How to Make Amusement Parks Educational

Want to treat your children to a theme park but make sure they’re learning at the same time? Believe it or not, that’s simpler than you may think. In fact, if you want to make an amusement park educational, just …
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How Long Do Students Stay with A Grade Ahead?

How Long Do Students Stay with A Grade Ahead? student enrollment & retention infographic

Unlike regular school teachers, many A Grade Ahead teachers have the opportunity to teach the same students in multiple grades. In fact, it’s not uncommon for teachers to have the same students for 2 or 3 years in a row, …
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Why Online Math Tutoring Is Hard to Do

With all of the technology available today, online tutoring can seem like a convenient way to fit math help into your family’s busy schedule. Unfortunately, online math tutoring is hard to do – it’s especially hard to do well enough …
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Why English Tutoring Should Include Reading

English is not an easy language to learn – not well anyway. Although we teach many rules for it, English breaks those rules often and repeatedly. That makes it difficult not only to learn English but also to tutor it, …
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