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Keys to Forming Effective Study Groups

Keys to Forming Effective Study Groups

School is changing. As with most elements of our society, it is evolving with the times.

Business managers today are expressing that they need to work more with people, particularly those new to the workforce in group settings. This can be more like a study group, a team meeting around a shared goal. It may be different from the classroom where an instructor is overseeing the process; it may be more like a task-focused meeting of people centered on an accomplishment.

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Steps to Take if You Are Failing a Class in College

Steps to Take if You Are Failing a Class in College

You are in the middle of the semester and suddenly realize that you are about to fail a class. Don’t be frustrated – there are still some steps you can take to turn things around before you fall further behind. College can be tough. But studying and focusing on the classes should be your number-one priority, and it’s important to always keep your eye on the prize – that is, on graduation. Figuring out what to do next and preventing it from happening again is critical.

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Plagiarism Scenarios: A Journal Article Has Been Used as a Model

Plagiarism Scenarios: A Journal Article Has Been Used as a Model

Knowing and understanding different plagiarism scenarios will help you avoid the most common mistakes when writing a research paper. As you read the scenario about Edward and his paper about the state of nuclear energy in the 21st century, see if you can tell whether or not Edward committed plagiarism before reading the verdict. You may want to check the article about types of plagiarism before deciding.

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Flipping the Classroom: Why it Works and How to Get Started

Flipping the Classroom: Why it Works and How to Get Started

Many years ago I had a conversation with my niece about her homework. I made some recommendations on how to motivate yourself to do homework. However, she expressed how she was never so eager to get to her assignments as she was with her history and geography classes. That seemed odd for a Grade Ten student. She went on to tell me that both classes were part of the experimental “flipped classroom” model that was launched at her school. Eager to learn more, I was enthralled.

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Teacher Stress: 8 Strategies to Manage Work Pressure

Teacher Stress: 8 Strategies to Manage Work Pressure

Teachers are experts at delivering material, explanations and instructions. They are familiar with ways of communicating information and are trained in techniques to develop success in their students. But are they successful at learning themselves about how to deal with one of the biggest challenges teachers face? Are they listening to what they can easily teach to others about well-being? Are educators getting the message that they need to deal with the high degrees of stress associated with their careers? Some may say it is not the case because teacher stress is still a much talked about topic in educators’ circles.

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