Category Archives: Mentoring

Tips for Tutors May 2014: Ways to Say Goodbye

We’ve almost made it! The year is winding down, the students have summer fever, and the teachers are scrambling to tie up loose ends before waving goodbye and sending the kids off to the next grade. As a volunteer, you might be reflecting … Continue reading

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Tips for Tutors April 2014: Social and Emotional Learning

Educators call it social and emotional learning – skills that ensure students are better learners; better neighbors; better citizens, friends, human beings. SEL can have a positive impact on school climate and promote a host of academic, social, and emotional … Continue reading

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Into Focus

We’ve all heard about the “epidemic” of ADHD with our primary school students. It’s become the new term for those students that struggle with any variety of childhood behaviors: focus issues, excess physical energy, boundless curiosity and questioning, the need … Continue reading

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January 2014 Tips for Tutors

Restoration and Reflection: A Note from Lauren Alpert Just breathe. One of the more overused expressions, and the title of a country song I’d rather forget. Throughout much of my educational experience, I fulfilled the definition of a nerd (before … Continue reading

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