September 2016 Blog Posts (4)

Are Lectures at Risk of Extinction?

The auditorium style lecture hall has been a staple in universities across the globe for more than 100 years. In the United States, college degree programs and the construction of universities fit nicely into the era of the Industrial Revolution. The large lecture hall fit the time and culture. A professor imparted knowledge to hundreds of students at once as they dutifully took notes. These auditoriums also made ideal venues for testing large numbers of students on a particular subject.…

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Added by Andrew Armstrong on September 27, 2016 at 12:39pm — No Comments

Truth About Essay Checkers

When considering essay checker, the questions that become of concern include: why should an essay be checked? What elements are considered when checking an essay? Basically, an essay might have various irregularities. The irregularities are realized in the grammar, spellings and in some conditions the whole content. When a check is performed, the errors are…

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Added by Samuel Kian Gorbold on September 27, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

A Fresh Start

I've moved to a new middle school this year. I tell my sixth grade students that I'm just like them; I have no idea where the bathrooms are either. It's a fresh start for me, so I need to step back and really reflect. 

With technology constantly changing, I always need to look at my curriculum and decide if what I'm teaching is still relevant for today's students. Some lessons I've taught for years, like how to format paragraphs and create tabs, but most lessons have…

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Added by Eileen Lennon on September 20, 2016 at 9:07am — No Comments

Reading and Writing in High School Classes

For graduating seniors, going to college is all about reading and writing. Unless students entering freshman classes have the skills to read assigned books and write papers and essays, they will falter and find the first year in college to be extremely difficult. Those students well grounded in writing skills with taught disciplines regarding required readings will jump to the head of the class and emerge with the highest…

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Added by Julia Candin on September 15, 2016 at 11:22pm — No Comments

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