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NaNoWriMo: What Test Takers Can Learn From It

NaNoWriMo, for those of you who may not be aware of it, stands for National Novel Writing Month. Since its inception in July 1999, the monthlong event for creative writers has produced hundreds of thousands of novels and billions of words. The goal is to write 50,000 words — the length of a short novel […]
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6 Benefits Of Setting Deadlines For Your Studies

Stephen King, in his book On Writing, wrote that the first draft of any book, no matter how long, should take no more than three months to complete. One season for a giant 1,000-page doorstopper! Maybe that works for Stephen King and novel writing, but does it translate to other fields? I would say yes. […]
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Teacher Responsibilities And What It Means To Students

When I was a public school teacher several years ago, I had to deal with a lot of different personalities, both inside and outside the classroom. Sometimes it was frustrating for my good students because they were constantly burdened with the behaviors of a classmate that were, to say the least, completely unacceptable. On one […]
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For-Profit Colleges Fight Back Against Feds Over Student Loan Debt

More than 1,400 for-profit colleges have partnered with a trade group to file a lawsuit against the federal government for “overregulating” abuses related to student loan debt, NPR reports. The targeted federal regulation is known as the “gainful employment rule,” and it was recently enacted by the U.S. Department of Education as a means of […]
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Educators In Memoriam: 6 Greats We Lost In 2014

Unfortunately, every year we lose some remarkable educators, who left a huge impact in spite of being just one person — men and women, who refused to look in the mirror and see themselves and their lives as insignificant. They strove to reach out to others and make the world a better place one child […]
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18 Great Quotes On What It Means To Teach

One thing you might have noticed around here is that we love quotes — particularly great quotes that provide fresh and diverse perspective into the matter of learning, teaching, and putting one’s knowledge to use. Today we’d like to take a look at some great quotes on teaching and what it means to teach. Here […]
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11 Veterans Day Quotes For Students

America’s heroes often wear military uniforms. And every Veterans Day, it is a good idea to stop and remember these men and women, who gave so much of themselves to their country. There are many lessons in the lives of the people listed below, but what can you learn from them as a student? We’d […]
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Teacher Tenure: Right Or Wrong?

“It’s nearly impossible to fire a bad teacher. Some tech millionaires may have found a way to change that.” It was the statement that kicked up a firestorm on the Internet with teachers lashing out at the perception that bad teaching is the problem with education in the United States. As Donna Brazile writes in […]
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11 Quotes Of America’s Greatest Teachers

The greatest teachers of our country have shaped understanding, policy, education, and the world-at-large. Their lessons have outlived their lives, and we will continue to build on their work as a society for generations to come. Today we thought it would be a good time to shine the spotlight on what these individuals think about […]
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Parents In Denial: Why Teachers Have Such A Hard Time Teaching

Louise Sloan, in a recent post for the New York Times’ Motherlode blog, inadvertently shed light on the reason so many teachers in America have trouble teaching. Using her son as an example, Sloan showed the laissez-faire attitude that so many parents possess when it comes to their children doing wrong in school. It’s pretty […]
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