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Balancing Work and Play: Prevent Summer Learning Loss without Stress

Posted by LearnBop .

May 27, 2013 1:29:00 PM

As a I teacher I was always a little skeptical of the idea that students needed to work all the time in order to get into a good college—and by all the time, I mean all the time, starting at the age of seven or eight, day and night, without rest.  It seemed like too much.  I was worried that if my students worked constantly in their childhood, only to enter college where they would work constantly, so that they could get a job where they would work constantly . . . well, then the thing they had been working for, which was, presumably, a happier life, would have been lost.  Because, though I value hard work very highly, I also value a little down time now and then—a chance to step back, and appreciate the fruit of all that hard work.

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Topics: Teachers Using LearnBop, Differentiating Instruction, Teaching & Learning, Algebra & Algebra Readiness

Blended Learning: The Potential Power of Technology in the Classroom

Posted by LearnBop .

May 23, 2013 3:51:00 PM

For every triumph a teacher faces, there are moments of despair. One such moment came for me at the end of a math final I gave last semester, at the community college where I teach. As students finished their finals I sat at my desk, watching the stack of stapled pages grow. One student lingered, and I looked up to find Susan, a non-traditional student in her late forties, who was finishing her first semester in our community college. Her face was a window into her sadness and disappointment. Attached to her final was a handwritten note that read, “It’s not your fault. I just can’t do math.” 

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Topics: Teachers Using LearnBop, Differentiating Instruction, Resources, Teaching & Learning, About Us & Our Community, Algebra & Algebra Readiness

Increasing Student Performance Through One-on-One tutoring

Posted by LearnBop .

Sep 24, 2012 8:04:00 AM

Welcome back to school! In the next few weeks, we'll be posting some great tips from our teachers on how to use LearnBop in the classroom. In the meantime, we thought it'd be useful to go over what we had in mind when developing LearnBop. Studies have consistently shown that there are three areas to target that can have a great impact on increasing student performance:

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Topics: Teachers Using LearnBop, Differentiating Instruction, Teaching & Learning, About Us & Our Community, Algebra & Algebra Readiness

NTCM Algebra Readiness Conference

Posted by LearnBop .

Aug 6, 2012 7:05:00 PM

This week LearnBop was surrounded by Algebra teachers. And we loved loving it.  If you’re not familiar with NCTM – well, then what mathematical rock are you living under? The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics wants a world “where everyone is enthused about mathematics, sees the value and beauty of mathematics, and is empowered by the opportunities mathematics affords.” We can get behind that.

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Topics: Teachers Using LearnBop, Teaching & Learning, About Us & Our Community, Algebra & Algebra Readiness

Welcome To LearnBop

Posted by LearnBop .

Jun 27, 2012 6:18:00 PM

Welcome to LearnBop! For our very first blog, we were planning a nice, traditional introduction to explain who we are and our vision of education. But then Colleen McDonald, the principal at our summer Algebra pilot school, posted about her experience using LearnBop on her blog,2teachers4kids. And quite frankly – our jaws dropped (yes, everyone in the office). So we thought to share her words directly with you:

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Topics: Teachers Using LearnBop, Implementing the Common Core, Teaching & Learning, About Us & Our Community, Algebra & Algebra Readiness

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