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5 Ways to Teach Kids Essay Writing at Home

Teachers are busy people. They usually have enough time to go through the lectures and leave space fordiscussions at the end of the class. When it comes to teaching essay writing, however, they don’t have enough spacein their program.They will explain what the essay structure is supposed to look like. They will assign a topic. And that’s it. Thestudent is left under a huge pressure to figure out the essay writing process.As parents, we’re responsible to make this easier on our kids. This…See More
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Simple Ways To Be A More Compassionate Teacher

The lack of social and emotional skills can lead to burnout. Unfortunately, it’s not easy to develop theseskills. No one taught us these skills when we were kids. We also didn’t know that they’re vital in our adultlife and they can be developed.Schools are just starting to understand how emotions can affect students’ way of learning and overall well-being. Thus, students who were lucky enough to have compassionate teachers growing up have been trainedto develop gratitude and compassion. These…See More
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5 Ways to Teach Kids Essay Writing at Home

Posted on January 22, 2018 at 11:29am 2 Comments

Teachers are busy people. They usually have enough time to go through the lectures and leave space for

discussions at the end of the class. When it comes to teaching essay writing, however, they don’t have enough space

in their program.

They will explain what the essay structure is supposed to look like. They will assign a topic. And that’s it. The

student is left under a huge pressure to figure out the essay writing process.

As parents, we’re responsible to make this…

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Simple Ways To Be A More Compassionate Teacher

Posted on January 18, 2018 at 10:07am 0 Comments

The lack of social and emotional skills can lead to burnout. Unfortunately, it’s not easy to develop these

skills. No one taught us these skills when we were kids. We also didn’t know that they’re vital in our adult

life and they can be developed.

Schools are just starting to understand how emotions can affect students’ way of learning and overall well-

being. Thus, students who were lucky enough to have compassionate teachers growing up have been trained

to develop…

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