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Major Changes Coming to the SAT

A change is coming to the SAT college admissions exam. The essay portion of the SAT is to become optional. The college board, the board responsible for developing the exam, has confirmed these new changes, scheduled to take effect in…

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Why Are Mathematics So Hard For Some Students?

Numbers and computational skills come to some people naturally. But for many of us, especially students, math concepts can be a difficult concept to wrap our heads around. Why is that, and what can we do to help?

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Teaching principals: ready-to-learn state (student engagement)

Jensen’s research supports the idea that teachers can change students’ “default” states to target “attractor” states. Students who walk in bored, frustrated, and apathetic can be jolted into a state of anticipation, confidence, and curiosity with a few simple principles:…

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