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Coping With Stress Guide: for Parents, Students, School Personnel

Everyone—adults, teens, and even children—experiences stress at times. Stress can be beneficial by helping people develop the skills they need to cope with and adapt to new and potentially threatening situations throughout life. However, the beneficial aspects of stress diminish…

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Writing Tips: Strategies for Overcoming Writer’s Block

What Causes Writer's Block Writer's block is often caused by conflicted feelings. We want the writing to be perfect and we want the paper done as soon as possible. We know what we know but we don't know what our…

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Writing Tips for Thesis Statements

Defining the Thesis Statement What is a thesis statement? Every paper you write should have a main point, a main idea, or central message. The argument(s) you make in your paper should reflect this main idea. The sentence that captures…

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How To Succeed In College

194 Powerful College Success Tips for Students No doubt, college is a formative time for all of us, regardless of when or where you’re attending school. But, it’s also a big opportunity to set yourself up for success in life…

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57 Health Benefits of Going Vegan

While many vegans do feel passionately about animals, its time for others to see that a vegan diet and lifestyle go way beyond animal rights. Following a healthy, balanced vegan diet ensures a host of health benefits as well as…

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5 Reasons Why Your Students Should Write Every Day

Are your students writing as much as they should be? Classroom writing, done with willful focus and daily diligence, remains an essential part of educating students of all ages, including adults. Here are five reasons why classroom writing is still…

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Phases of First-Year Teaching

Since 1988 the Santa Cruz New Teacher Project has been working to support the efforts of new teachers. After supporting nearly 1,500 new teachers, a number of developmental phases have been noted. While not every new teacher goes through this…

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Dyscalculia Guide

Dyscalculia is usually perceived of as a specific learning difficulty for mathematics, or, more appropriately, arithmetic. A search for ‘dyscalculia’ on the Department for Education’s website gives 0 results as compared to 44 for dyslexia, so the definition below comes…

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Dyslexia and Specific Learning Difficulties in Adults

Dyslexia is a hidden disability thought to affect around 10% of the population, 4% severely. It is the most common of the Specific Learning Difficulties, a family of related conditions with considerable overlap or co-occurrence. Together these are believed to…

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How Does Seven to Eight Hours of Sleep Affect Your Body?

Why do we need sleep? People who can get by on four hours of sleep sometimes brag about their strength and endurance. But recent scientific studies show that a lack of sleep causes many significant changes in the body and…

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