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Is online learning getting harder, or is it just me?
Fellow students, are you too feeling demotivated, deflated, defeated? Getting headaches, nausea or muscle cramps? It feels like we’ve been staring into this vortex for far too long and it’s sucking the soul out of us...or maybe that’s just me?
How to Write a Successful Research Proposal
In my first semester of graduate school, I wrote a research proposal for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships Program. I had no guidance on how to write a proposal for this very competitive fellowship program. Many websites seem to contradict each other on the guidance that they gave. Ultimately, I was unsuccessful at attaining the fellowship.
How I Procrastinated My Way to a 4.0 GPA in University
Full disclosure: my university uses a 12-point GPA scale and conversion isn't as simple as dividing by three. Instead, I had to convert each grade to a 4 point scale and find the average of that figure. In the end, my 11.96 CGPA translated to a 4-point GPA of 3.996. For this article, I'm going to round that out to 4 because it's easier than repeating 3.996 all the time or putting it in the title.
"Yeah, They Did That Kids!"
I love my job. Teaching music in schools as a first-year teacher hasn't been without its challenges. However, this month has been the most fun. You see, over the course of this year, I've noticed where my predecessors failed me as a student. CUE THE MUSIC!
The Four Best Student-Led FREE Online Resources for Teachers and Parents!
In 2020, a lot of things changed for a lot of people. I am one of those whom I like to call professionally migrant. I didn't exactly lose my job, but I did end up leaving the job I loved due to the economic repercussions of COVID. I'm a teacher, and my reality this year is unlike anything I had seen before. I grew up privileged. After college, I was even lucky enough to get a job I adored on the first try. Sure, some of my students struggled, but we were able to get every single student meeting grade-level expectations every single year.
Ms. My bad...
I love my students. Every single one of them. Yes, sometimes teenagers can be exhausting, but they are magnificent and wonderful and full of life and I love that about them. My days are always an adventure and I always learn something new.
4 Effective Psychological Strategies to Help you Handle ‘Online Classes’ Anxiety
I have been attending online classes since July 2020. The heartwrenching possibility is that the online mode would continue to go on till April 2021 when I will be done with my Master’s program.
My Experience with MasterClass 2021 - Part 1
One of my goals for 2021 is to continue working on and improving my writing skills and one way I was planning on doing that was by taking classes at a local community college, however, COVID has made that a lot more difficult. Also, not having a steady job would mean that paying for classes would feel a lot more expensive. So, what’s a guy to do?
Take the Classics Out of High School
I remember reading three Shakespeare plays in high school: Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, and As You Like It. I also read bits from the Odyssey and the Iliad by Homer in Grade 10, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and The Crucible by Arthur Miller in Grade 11, and Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell in Grade 12. Without my teachers, I would've never understood the novels and plays ... in fact, I probably never would've even read any of them in the first place.
9 Weird Things to Expect When You Attend Oxford as an American
When I got my letter of acceptance to study at the University of Oxford, I had just finished a physics test and was trying to sneakily check my email.
The Bot Battle for Virtual Education
Overview One thing is for certain: The history of modern information technology is replete with examples of how ingenious people find novel ways to use the technology in ways that the creators of the tech never ever imagined. One need look no further than the iPad for a quintessential example of this phenomenon. Today, the simple tablet has become omnipresent as a device used for serving customers, not only business, but in health care and more - all in ways Steve Jobs could never have dreamed of even in his imaginative mind. And in instance after instance, mainstream Web and ecommerce companies have adopted innovations from an unlikely source - namely the porn industry - that they are reluctant to acknowledge as being perhaps the most innovative sector over the years in finding ways to use online technologies in new and novel ways.
In these uncertain times, many things that we have always taken for granted have been challenged. How our children have been educated traditionally has been radically altered, so many parents are looking for alternatives beyond the traditional.