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April 30, 2020

The Unlikely Hero of 2020 College Admissions: SAT Subject Tests!

High school students: since grades this year have been replaced with pass/fail, you will need to look at other ways to show what you’ve learned.  Colleges want to see that an applicant demonstrates a strong commitment to a future major or to a subject that’s related to the career they wish to pursue. Selective colleges […]
April 21, 2020

How is the “new normal” changing the academic lives of college students?!

In this interview with William and Mary student, Kibiriti Majuto, Lee Elberson finds out about the new normal for college students and how under-resourced students are being impacted. 0:00: Introduction 0:50: How has the new normal changed your academic life? 2:37: What can we do to better serve underrepresented students? 6:30: Are students going to […]
April 17, 2020

How can students keep on the right trajectory during Covid 19?!

High School Student Success & Covid-19 In this short discussion, Lee chats with Josh Nierle, Clayborne’s director of academic tutoring to find out how the school closure is impacting students’ academic performance. What can students do to stay on the right track? Questions: • How has the grading policy (pass/fail policy) affected student’s study habits? […]
April 9, 2020

Is this going to be on the test?!

Before social distancing, one of the most prevalent questions in classrooms was, “Will this [insert topic/statement/problem] be on the test?”  Although a little piece of every educator’s heart perishes when students utter this query, it is understandable given that many of our educational systems have prioritized grades, scores, and observable measurements over depth of knowledge, […]
January 28, 2019

The Willingness to Fail!

The Willingness to Fail We all hate failure… If you’re anything like me, the very mention of the word can feel terrifying. It can give you that feeling that makes you wan’t to put the project away, or walk past the teacher’s office, or decide not to try out for a performance or team. We […]

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