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Mobile applications that can help in educating a young mind

Bert Maxwell's picture

Today’s rapidly progressing world of science and technology has made traditional education methods a bit outdated. There is always a new educational app being introduced in the market that can do marvels in childhood education. With the proliferation of educational apps, parents have started giving smartphones to their children. The primary reason behind providing your kid with an electronic gadget is to keep him/her on par with other children’s learning capabilities.

6 Best Essay Writing Tips

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If you're a student, one of the most important tasks you will ever have to do is to write an essay. Knowing how to do it well is vital to making sure you pass with a good grade. There are websites where you can find writers who offer a custom essay writing services for a price even students can afford. Still, if you choose not to pay for custom writing, then this article will cover some bits and bytes of how to write an essay so good, it will be used as an example for other students.

Through the Eyes of an Educator: The Next Generation of Wanderers

by Stacey Ebert / May 06, 2019 /
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The other day, I saw an article that declared a growing trend amongst millennials to return to the same vacation spot because [it said] no one wanted to do any research anymore. Now, I spent my entire teaching career making sure my students shied away from generalizations, and forced them to go deeper explaining things like, ‘the person I interacted with’ or ‘this one person I spoke to’ instead of lumping people into amorphous groups of giant sizes.

Read This: Inspiration, Joy, and Life in Patricia Leavy's SPARK

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One of the best books I’ve ever read, Patricia Leavy’s Spark is, you guessed it, a story that you can’t put down, so plan on staying up until you finish.

It's a hit! Runyonland Productions' Epic Take on Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along

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If you want to take a journey from joy to sorrow, and end with a familiar feeling of being melancholy, you would have been entirely at home at a recent production of Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along, by Ann Arbor’s Runyonland Productions. With an outstanding cast that drew us in and never let us go, it's hard to believe that this was a college production and not a Broadway tour. 

Arrival, Change, Travel: Music for the Journey

by Kerry Dexter / Apr 15, 2019 /
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Perhaps you have made journeys and travels in landscape which you planned and looked forward to. Perhaps there have been other travels which you've made not so willingly. At times, it may feel as though things are moving even when, geographically, that is not so for you. There are, too, events which spark changes and journeys in imagination, thought, and questions. All this is part of the reason we chose to call this series music for shifting times.  

Best ways to teach students to be more self-disciplined

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Self-discipline is a behavioral trait that people acquire through learning and experience. Whether at home or school, the best time to impart self-discipline to someone is when they are still young. All the adults in a young person’s life should participate by encouraging and modeling this. 

Best ways to teach students to be more self-disciplined

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Travel and Spring–a Symbiotic Relationship

by Stacey Ebert / Apr 02, 2019 /
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When I was living in New York, the arrival of spring meant puffy eyes, air conditioning instead of windows down, running away from grass and trees, an itchy palate, pollen everywhere you looked, and the beginning of the countdown to the end of the school year. Since we’ve moved to San Diego, the arrival of spring has a more varied meaning. Sure, there are still some of those allergy symptoms and no longer the countdown till the end of school, but the start of the season seems to have a broader meaning now.

5 Reasons Not to be Bummed About a Low LSAT Score

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The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) has become an essential exam to get admission into law schools. Scores range from 120-180 and to get a chance to enroll in most of the top law schools, one should at least score a 160. Students who score in the range of 120-150 may panic when they see their low score, but there is no need to worry as these scores can get better with proper planning and LSAT tutoring. Remember that this test can be retaken as it occurs four times a year in February, June, September or October, and December.     

Why You Should See Beautiful–The Carole King Musical

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You need to see Beautiful–The Carole King Musical. Why? Whether you think you know Carole King’s songs or not, you’ll be surprised at how many of her songs are familiar ones you love. This musical focuses on this singer-songwriter’s career, and her journey through the hardships of life, ups and downs, and the changing scene of songwriting. Her journey (still unfolding!) can be seen through the beautiful, powerful, thoughtful songs she wrote.

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