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Top 10 Teaching Strategies to Use in Your Classroom

A teaching strategy is the method you use to convey information to your students. There may be a particular strategy that works well with your group of students one year that won’t work with your...

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Top 10 Tips to Keep You Awake While Studying

By Jamie Goodwin on April 11, 2018
Topics:  Test Prep, Teachers, High School, College

After a long day of classes and fulfilling other responsibilities, it’s hard to keep your eyes open while studying--especially if you're trying to balance teaching and grad school! You may even...

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Do Cellphones Belong in the Classroom?

By Jamie Goodwin on April 11, 2018
Topics:  Teachers, High School, Classroom, Middle School

Recently, I watched as a group of elementary school students got off the school bus. To my surprise, many of them were looking down at cellphones. There was even a kindergartner or two who were...

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All About ACT Accommodations

By Nadyja Von Ebers on April 10, 2018
Topics:  ACT, Test Prep, Teachers, High School

Acknowledging the mixed feelings educators have about standardized testing, they can be a good tool for measuring student learning, by allowing schools to compare students using a single...

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The ACT Fee Waiver: Supporting Low Income Students

By Nadyja Von Ebers on March 27, 2018
Topics:  ACT, Teachers, High School

It’s no secret that testing can be a costly enterprise for students. Even if a student forgos pricey tutoring, the cost of the test itself can be a burden. In an effort to level the playing field,...

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10 Tips for Acing the ACT Essay

By Nadyja Von Ebers on March 20, 2018
Topics:  ACT, Test Prep, Teachers, High School

The ACT Writing Test is an optional, 40-minute component of the ACT. This section tests a student’s ability to craft an organized, well-articulated analytical essay on a presented topic. The...

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What is the College Board?

By Nadyja Von Ebers on March 06, 2018
Topics:  SAT, Teachers, High School

As high school teachers, we often reference the College Board as our students prepare for the next stage in their academic careers. But who is this elusive group of people and what exactly do they...

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What is the National Career Readiness Certificate?

By Nadyja Von Ebers on February 15, 2018
Topics:  Test Prep, Teachers, High School

Across high schools, there is plenty of preparation for college, from ACT and SAT practice to college essay tutorials. But what about preparation for the workforce? 

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The Teacher's Guide to Answering Questions about College

By Nadyja Von Ebers on February 06, 2018
Topics:  Teachers, High School, Classroom

If you teach high school, and especially upperclassmen, you’ve probably fielded some questions from students along the lines of "why it is important to go to college?" and "what should I study in...

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How School Counselors can Help Prepare Students for the ACT

By Nadyja Von Ebers on January 23, 2018
Topics:  ACT, Test Prep, High School

We tend to think of ACT prep as a teacher’s job, but a school’s college counselor can also be highly beneficial to students in the ACT prep process. So how exactly can you as an ACT counselor take...

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