How the Best Teachers Address Learning Gaps

Educators everywhere are feeling the stress of trying to “catch kids up” after the last two years of learning loss. Here’s how some of the best teachers are tackling these learning gaps most effectively. 1. Building Trust and Connection It’s more true than ever that students need to feel a connection with teachers in order […]

Communicating With Your Child’s Tutor

Consistent and open communication between you and your child’s tutor is crucial to your child’s success. From reinforcing necessary habits established during tutoring sessions to keeping tutors in the loop about schoolwork, you need to be sure the lines of communication are open. Here are some of the best ways to ensure effective communication. 1. […]

Getting Your Child Excited About Tutoring

How you present the start of a new tutoring endeavor to your child can make or break his or her experience. Tutors have tons of tools for starting sessions off on a positive foot. However, a positive tutoring experience starts even before the first session. Here are some of the Do’s and Don’t’s of telling […]

Setting Expectations with Your Child’s Tutor

All teachers know that it’s important to set expectations with students. This is something most tutors do within the first session or two with a new student. Did you know it’s also important for you (and sometimes even your child) to set expectations for the tutor, too? After all, you are the client! And while […]

What’s Your Discipline Style?

How parents choose to discipline their children can be a touchy subject. Some styles work best for certain families and not for others. Different cultures, religions, and even age groups often have different values surrounding discipline. We are not going to tell you how to discipline your children! But we will outline some of the […]

What Does Discipline Look Like in Schools Today?

The word “discipline“ comes with a lot of negative associations. Historically, disciplining children at home and in school was usually punitive and sometimes involved a physical consequence like spanking. While these more extreme measures have fortunately been banned from schools, discipline itself remains. But the word discipline does not need to imply harsh measures of […]

Using Teachable Moments

Although unplanned, teachable moments can lead to some of the most significant learning experiences kids have. They are often more memorable than daily lessons because they come about authentically from children’s questions, misconceptions, or interests. Therefore, they feel relevant, which always makes learning more meaningful. So how do we recognize a teachable moment when it […]

Teaching Students About Bias

Considering how much time students spend on the internet, for both academic and personal reasons, it’s important for them to be able to recognize media bias when they see it. But in a Stanford University study, 82% of students couldn’t tell the difference between an actual news story and an advertisement with “sponsored content.” If […]

Teaching Kids to Evaluate Sources

Before the age of technology, conducting research was both less convenient and a lot more straight-forward. Students would have to go to a library, look through the catalog of books organized using the Dewey Decimal System, and then locate their book on one of hundreds of shelves. There was little room for unreliable sources. And […]

Differentiating Online Teaching

Lots of remote teachers are struggling with how to support their learners who think differently. It’s one challenge to try to meet a wide range of needs when students are in front of you in the classroom. It’s an entirely different hurdle when you aren’t even in the same room. But there are still simple […]