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How to Prepare to Have a Fantastic College Application

So much rides on how well a student does on his/ her college application, especially if that student’s goal is to get into a competitive college. The students who have the best chance at getting into the colleges of their choice have spent a great deal of time preparing. As with any important goal, there are only a few critical steps to take in order…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on June 10, 2019 at 12:30 — No Comments

5 Success Tips for First Generation College Students





Going to college can make it possible to make connections and learn skills that can help both now and in the future. If you are the first in your family to go to college, you likely have little knowledge of what to expect while there. Here are a few tips that can make your college experience productive and enjoyable.

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Added by Emma Sturgis on May 17, 2019 at 17:36 — No Comments

Learning from the Internet: 5 Valuable Skills YouTube Can Teach You

The Internet can help facilitate life-long learning, and there are many different skills that a person can learn simply from watching YouTube videos. There are innumerable things to be learned—far more than these five valuable skills a person can learn from the internet. To get you started, check out these tasks below.

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Added by Emma Sturgis on March 8, 2019 at 13:00 — No Comments

Teachers Pet: 3 Benefits of Using Animals in the Classroom

If you have an affectionate animal at home, then you already know the brightness pets bring to life. If you've yet to experience the joys of animal care, you and your students will be delighted! In a classroom setting, pets have profound effects. Here are three merits of including them in your lesson plans. 

Improved Literacy

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Added by Emma Sturgis on February 1, 2019 at 15:10 — No Comments

Teachers Pet: 3 Benefits of Using Animals in the Classroom If you have an affectionate animal at home, then you already know the brightness pets bring to life. If you've yet to experience the joys of…

Teachers Pet: 3 Benefits of Using Animals in the Classroom

If you have an affectionate animal at home, then you already know the brightness pets bring to life. If you've yet to experience the joys of animal care, you and your students will be delighted! In a classroom setting, pets have profound effects. Here are three merits of including them in your lesson plans. 

Improved Literacy

When a child reads aloud to a therapy dog, it boosts their literacy by leaps and…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on February 1, 2019 at 14:59 — No Comments

Flu Season Finals: 4 Tips to Help College Kids Avoid Sickness

As the temperatures drop, it's pretty common for a lot of people to get sick. Winter is typically known as the cold and flu season. As a college student, the last thing you need is a relentless case of flu in the middle of the semester. However, there are ways you can make sure you focus on preventing the cold. Consider the following ways you can make…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on January 31, 2019 at 19:02 — No Comments

5 Ways Military Personnel Can Further Their Education While in the Service

You don't have to give up your dreams of a degree because you've joined the military. In fact, there are many academic programs and educational opportunities that were made with soldiers in mind. Here are just five paths that you can take to obtain a degree while you're in the service. …

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Added by Emma Sturgis on November 20, 2018 at 17:00 — No Comments

5 Classroom Essentials for the First-Time Teacher

The classroom can be an intimidating place for a new teacher. You’re tasked with all sorts of obstacles that vary with the needs of your students. On top of it all, you’re learning the rules set by the administration and developing your own unique style of teaching. There’s a lot to be nervous about, but the following tips can help you gain confidence and develop a…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on June 17, 2016 at 11:39 — No Comments

Real Life Experience: What Public Schools SHOULD Be Teaching

According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, 3.3 million kids are expected to graduate from high school after the 2015-16 school year. While the skills learned in high school are invaluable, there are gaps in the US educational system that leave some students unprepared for adult…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on June 6, 2016 at 14:46 — No Comments

Switching Schools? How to Find One That Meets Your Child's Needs

Finding a new school for your child can be challenging. There are many factors to consider such as academic reputation and school safety. Regardless of the reason you are looking for a new school, selecting a suitable school requires you to conduct diligent research. Here are five tips to help you find a school that meets your child's…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on April 22, 2016 at 11:00 — No Comments

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