A while back, I began freelancing for the language learning website Fluent U and they just posted my first article. The article is about contractions- this is when phrases are shortened and combined into one word, such as how "do not" becomes "don't." It goes over different contractions' meaning and uses. It also explains why … Continue reading A Guide To Contractions
In North America, students enjoy a three-month long summer vacation. However, in other countries like Japan, the school year runs for the entire year, with longer breaks in the fall and spring. Why do American children get such a long break? And how does it affect their education? I was curious about this topic, so … Continue reading Summer Vacation
It is common knowledge that the first few years of a child's life are the most important. It is a critical time when a child's brain develops, and they begin to learn the skills they will need for the rest of their lives. But how exactly does the brain develop and how does it affect … Continue reading Neurons to Neighborhoods & Brain Development
This is post is dedicated to two very important professors who deserve some recognition. They helped me make it through grad school (I officially have my Master of Arts in Teaching as of May, 16, 2017). The first is Professor Sue Jackson. She taught at Hackensack High School in Hackensack, New Jersey as an English teacher … Continue reading Appreciating Our Educators- Two Professors At Fairleigh Dickinson University
As a final project in graduate school, I needed to write a research proposal on an educational topic. I chose Japanese education because I have had a fascination with Japan since I was a child, and have noticed over the years its education system is very different than the ones used in Western countries. I … Continue reading Japanese Culture’s Influence On Its Educational Practices
I have tutored many students in test prep, and one question I always hear is "Should I take the SAT or the ACT?" If you are wondering the same thing, look no further. I recently wrote an article comparing the SAT and ACT for Quesbook, a website that provides innovative prep for the ACT. The article … Continue reading ACT vs SAT: What Are The Differences? Which Should I Take?
Part of a teacher's job is classroom management. However, this can be extremely difficult if the students do not have the skills to control their behavior. Sometimes there are students who just want to cause trouble, but other times, students may have experienced some kind of trauma that affects their emotions and the way they … Continue reading Helping Children With Social and Behavioral Problems- The CLEAR Model