Monthly Archives: October 2010

1 Way to Help Students Gain Personal Traction

by Jim Knight Whether it’s dolphins in the Pacific Ocean or video games, e-mentoring links up people with expertise to children with a specialized interest. And it’s a good example of the Internet’s potential to help out a large pool of … Continue reading

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The Elements of Learning

INSIGHTS | by Christopher Smith Be aware that you may not be working with a Yale-bound student. In fact, unless you sat in on a class, you just wouldn’t believe some of the things these students go through. One of … Continue reading

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10 Questions for a High School Student

by David Neils 1. Who shares my interests? 2. Which fields are represented by professionals who share my interests? 3. How do I interview successful alumni from these post-secondary programs? 4. How do successful professionals rank the post-secondary program that … Continue reading

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How to Develop Social Capital & Why

ESSAY | by Bill Towns There’s something missing from the majority of classrooms in this country that most people—students, parents, teachers—don’t even realize is missing… You would always hope that students would be clued in enough to be able to … Continue reading

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How to Have An Excellent Year

TEACHER PERSPECTIVE | by Joan Turek Limited by the walls of a school building? Look to collaborative projects connecting your students to real-world learning. This has been another excellent year for my students who have been fortunate enough to work … Continue reading

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Collaboration Heaven

It’s hard to find hundreds of mentors who want to work with inner-city students in a fairly small community of 100,000 people. I’m talking about inner-city Topeka. Doesn’t sound like it, but it is inner city. And there just aren’t hundreds … Continue reading

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