Tag Archives: Learning

Helicopter Parents Hinder Growth

Parents today understand in theory the dangers of “over-parenting” and even realize that, in principle, some of their children’s growth  comes from making mistakes. Yet they find themselves unable to jump in when they fear that the consequences of a … Continue reading

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The Value of attending a Liberal Arts and Personal “Best-Fit” School – Bucknell University

I am one of the extremely fortunate people who can say with 100% confidence that I attended my “best-fit” school.  I knew from the moment I stepped on the Bucknell campus Freshman year, that this was the place for me.  I … Continue reading

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PLANNING FOR COLLEGE: The Tenth Grade Client

Throughout our years of college counseling and the many changes we have witnessed in the industry, some things have remained the same. For example, no amount of wishfulness on the part of parents will bring much success without the full … Continue reading

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The Westtown School

We recently toured The Westtown School with the Director of Admissions, Nathan Bohn. Nathan went over the many attributes of the school and gave us the opportunity to witness Westtown’s magic in action. We enjoyed a full campus walking tour where … Continue reading

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Final Thoughts on MOOCs From IESolutions

The development of MOOCs inaugurates an exciting and unprecedented moment in education. For the first time, we can really speak about global learning and global education in actual terms. The chance for leading scholars to reach and teach virtually anyone … Continue reading

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Homeschool

Homeschool.   Just hearing the word brings various images to mind as well as strong feelings for or against it.  In reality, homeschooling is a very broad term used to describe many different types of education.  Homeschooling just means that the … Continue reading

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Multitasking Tips for Parents

Wouldn’t it be great to spend quality time with your children, get some help around the house AND help your child with basic math concepts all at the same time? Below are some suggestions for engaging your child in basic … Continue reading

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WHAT DOES MY TEACHER WANT? – TIPS ON “READING” YOUR TEACHER AND PROMOTING CLASSROOM SUCCESS

Why is it that some students just seem to know how to study, while others never learn? Are there secrets to successful learning that can make a difference? These questions, which express the frustration of countless students at all levels of … Continue reading

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Peer Power

   Parents like to believe that the advice and counsel they provide their children, from cradle to adulthood, will be the most important inputs those children will ever receive from the world. Overwhelming evidence, however, suggests otherwise.     While it is certainly true that … Continue reading

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LEARNING HOW TO LEARN

    The main function of formal education – that systematized process of organizing masses of random data into something resembling knowledge – is teaching the skills of learning how to learn. Learning how to learn, of course, is very … Continue reading

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