Teacher Tip – Summer is here!

Summer vacation is upon us and this means many of our one-on-one students will now have their kids at home during regular class time. Some students (and some tutors) prefer to take a break over the summer, but if you can find a way work around this, there will certainly be learning gains. Here are […]

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Tuesday Tip: Taking Attendance

Taking attendance is one of those classroom tasks that just “must get done”. Consequently, as teachers we often don’t take it seriously. However, taking attendance can be a vital way to get a sense of the class and build community. From the teacher’s perspective, taking attendance helps establish a baseline awareness of who is coming […]

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Tuesday Tip: Taking a Brain Break

We all know that sometimes our students need a bit of a “brain break”. Here’s a great activity to give your students a chance to do that. Ask students a series of random “Would you rather” questions (examples below – some silly, some thought provoking). Would you rather be 3 feet tall or 8 feet […]

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Active Ways to Check Answers in Class

Checking answers to activities is a must in the classroom setting. Here are three seven tips to keep students engaged during the process: 1. As students finish the activity, assign pairs to do a check first. This allows students to confirm and/or discuss their answers. The peer might benefit from explaining why she believes she […]

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FAQs for Home and Group Classes

Do I have to take attendance? Attendance is not necessary for home classes. You and your student will take responsibility for coordinating missed classes. Intercambio only needs to be involved in the case that your student is not available for class on a day that was scheduled. For group classes, attendance is more important. That […]

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