Procrastination – Wait a Moment!
No – don’t.  Do not wait one more moment to read this blog, to start that exercise routine, or to begin learning.That is how procrastination begins. “I will wait until the weekend.” “I will wait until tonight.” “Maybe tomorrow morning will be better.” “Hmm… what about Wednesday.”You have heard the expression, “Tomorrow never comes.” Sometimes, it seems like there is never a good time to g...
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Summertime! Summer Learning!
Yes, summer has officially arrived. Every year I recommend that students do a little tutoring in the summer.  It is the perfect time to use strategies to retain lessons learned and to prepare for next year.Oh – and don’t worry, there are still hours and hours and hours and hours to swim, dance, play video games, jump, fall, eat, do nothing, and so on!Covid-19This year the recommendation is even more relevant.  Many students have lost some of the lessons they should hav...
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Essay Writing Improve and Learn!
I received another interesting question this week.  To be honest, at first I thought this question was not that interesting; however, on second thought, there was more to say.  Let’s have a look.Why is it important to improve a weak essay?Well, there is the obvious answer.  If you want to achieve a good grade, you need the best essay you can write.  It seemed, at first, that this question did not really require an answer beyond the obvious.After a moment, I realized tha...
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The Concluding Paragraph
One of my students recently asked about the concluding paragraph. He was stressing a bit about an essay he needed to write, and he was not sure how to go about addressing the concluding paragraph.
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Don’t Fear Online Learning
Online learning offers loads of benefits and fun!
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Learning at Home Livestream every Wednesday at 9am
Join me Wednesday morning at 9 am! Let’s talk and share.
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Learning at Home – Livestream: Raz-Kids & CommonLit
Next week (Wednesday, April 29), in addition to a general chat, I will be sharing some information about Raz-Kids, a fun platform for younger children to improve their reading skills. Also, I will redo some of my talk on CommonLit. I will walk you through the various steps and how to use these sites.
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Learning at Home – Livestream!
Join me Wednesday mornings at 9 am!Let’s talk and share. This is a short blog to let you know about the livestreams coming up on my YouTube channel.Everyone has been tossed into a whole new world lately, and we all have questions, concerns, difficulties, and so on.  In a way, this Covid-19 situation is one of the largest teachable “moments” ever!For this reason, I thought some live streams would be helpful.I will be presenting a few tips to help parents and students w...
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Learning from Home?
Learning at Home?Make a ScheduleI know a lot of parents are struggling to help their children with learning during this odd Covid-19 time.  Soon schools will be providing some lessons and guidance; however, it will be up to the students and parents to ensure that the lessons are done. Some students might receive little or no further formal education this year, so the students will need to pick up the ball themselves – with a little help, perhaps.  Look below for a free informal c...
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Covid19 and Learning
Look below for resources for yourself or to keep your children learning over this challenging time.
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