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4 Strategies to Get to Know Your Students as a TA

by Grace Dickins

Starting out in your first semester as a TA can be overwhelming, but, as with most new experiences, things do become easier and more comfortable as time goes by. Being properly prepared to teach is a good start, but getting to know your students well and building a good rapport with them can make a ...

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3 Uses for Learning with Podcasts

by Grace Dickins

Podcasts have established themselves as an entertainment resource: you can follow your favorite comedians or talk shows, or find a recording on a niche interest. What is less widespread, but quickly gaining traction, is the use of podcasts for education.

Podcasts are a great supplement to classroom...

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Tips to Try for Improved Focus

by Grace Dickins

All students need to know how to get "in the zone," how to achieve that state of intense concentration that we call focus. Distractions evaporate and your favorite pastimes are easily ignored when you're focused on one task. Successful focus is achieved by the right and left brain working together w...

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Four Ways to Develop Leadership as a Home-Schooler

by Christine Chadwick

Home schooling offers many exciting benefits: the opportunity to explore individualised materials within your realm of interest and to learn at your own pace. But it also comes with challenges, including the lack of immediate social interaction along with the chance to develop critical leadership sk...

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How To Boost Your Performance Under Pressure

by Grace Dickins

Studies indicate that more college students are struggling with stress, with one-third reporting symptoms of depression, according to the American Psychological Association. The prospect of student loan burdens in a sluggish recovery doesn't help. Increasing your ability to perform under pressure ma...

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