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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.
A Look Back On The Spring 2020 College Online Experience
Nothing can replace the feeling of heavy sleep in my eyes as I throw on a Syracuse sweatshirt, run to catch the bus that will shuttle me to main campus, and quickly chug my mediocre coffee that always inevitably splashes on my jeans. I would sit down in my seat for my 9:30 a.m. lecture, and I would think “this day has started off as absolute chaos.”
3 Tips for Creating a Purposeful Classroom Library
Classroom libraries are becoming more popular in schools across the nation. No longer do students have to go to a school library to get books of their choice. Instead, students can conveniently grab a book right from their classroom library. With the horror of skimming through the shelves of a large library, and going through the lengthy checkout process, Students are able to choose books from a wide range of genres and topics.
How to Write a Paper in One Night
Before I was a professional writer, like many other writers, I was a writing student. An English major to be more precise. And that required the writing of approximately six thousand papers.
The life of a substitute teacher is an interesting one. On any given day, you may be required to walk into a completely foreign school, and command respect the moment you walk through the front gates. This can often be belied by the fact that you have a fruit cup packed in your bag for recess, and often have difficulty finding the front office.
Why All Educators Should Do Personal Development
Recently I was working with a group of young students who were, as students do, resisting doing the task that I, the educator, wanted them to. I began to enter into the familiar dance that anyone who has ever worked with children likely knows well: Kids moving around the room, talking to friends, asking unrelated questions, raising their hand and telling long-winded, boring stories about their friend Carley’s pet hamster who pooped on the floor. Everybody laughs but you—because let's face it kid, your story sucks and I see what you’re trying to do here.
I Wish More of My Teachers Had Said "I Don't Know"
I always loved science. My brain is wired analytically, and I always did well enough at anything quantitative. I also crave new knowledge, and I’ve always been too ambitious for my own good.