Category: AC & Tutor Training

LEARNING BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY

Learning Journal

WWH Learning Journal Take WWH (What/Why/How) Learning Notes: As a habit, decide to take WHAT, WHY, and HOW learning notes on any resource (i.e. video, podcast, blog, vlog, etc.) reviewed. Keep those notes for future reference, study, and teaching. ***Include the Date and Resource information (Title, author, publication, type,…) The three questions one may use…
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Math Language Demands

Math disciplines (Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, etc.) are often like robust english courses (sometimes demanding certain procedures, strict instructions, and/or specific use of vocabulary). …most folk don’t even realize it until they try to make SIZE mean LENGTH or they read f(1) as f of one (should be read as the value of the function when x…
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6 Effective Academic Coaching Skills

6 Effective Academic Coaching Skills 1. Informative Coaches provide usable information in appropriate context. This is different from a coach who knows a lot of information and dazzles the students with it. The premium task for helping students is maximized learning not information gathering. What do I mean my maximized learning? Maximized learning take full…
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8 Elements of Thought

8 Elements of Thought This adaptation from a Critical Thinking Handbook (see source below) helps one realize how thinking has integrity, whether we think about it or not. For example, what if I don’t think (or talk about) about being homophobic, but openly act like it. Others will see my actions and judge me accordingly.…
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Four Steps To Filter Other People’s Opinions

4 Steps To Mentally Filter Other People’s Opinions For Gems Consider the following Four Steps to Mentally Filter Other People’s Opinions (replaces saying other people’s opinions don’t matter when they do and we rely on them all our lives.) STEP 1: A Positive-Balance Perspective (PBP) recognizes that opinions are a mix of gems and junk.…
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Maximized Coaching Approach

Maximized Coaching Approach The Pathway2C Maximized Coaching Approach (MCA) recognizes that all coaching session activities following instructions, answering questions, taking notes, precise communication, writing out problems, finding mistakes, correcting mistakes, etc. serve a connected purpose. All these activities work together to prepare students to perform prepare for an in-class assessment (test, quiz, or homework) prepare…
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Great Coaches Listen

What do great coaches listen for? Attention To Details Academic coaches listen with attention to details. They listen to how students leave out important descriptor details. Then the question becomes what details do they listen for? For example, if a student is studying logic, they may refer to a conditional statement as a statement. The…
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Good Tutors Listen

What do good tutors listen for? Attention To Details Tutors listen with attention to details. They listen to how students leave out important descriptor details. Then the question becomes what details do they listen for? For example, if a student is studying logic, they may refer to a conditional statement as a statement. The new…
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