The 7 min Read

An Educator’s Weekly Resource

April 8, 2019
No Collaboration Without Conflict Resolution
An invaluable and vital element to any good collaboration is conflict resolution. Dealing artfully with conflict comes with experi...Read more
April 1, 2019
Collaboration: Part 4 of Aimee’s 11 Student Success Elements
In this issue, we bring you another edition of Aimee’s 11 Student Success Elements. This time, we explore collaboration and...Read more
March 26, 2019
Surprising Your Students Goes a Long Way
We’re not talking about surprising them with a pop-quiz or calling them to the front of the room unprepared. We’re talking about so...Read more
March 18, 2019
Information Literacy: Part 3 of Aimee’s 11 Student Success Elements
In this issue, we bring you another edition of Aimee’s 11 Student Success Elements. This time, we delve into information literac...Read more
March 11, 2019
Habits of Tech-Savvy Students
Students are arguably the single most important group of consumers of new technologies and digital trends. That being said, studen...Read more
March 4, 2019
If College Majors had Honest Slogans
In our earlier issues, we discussed how academic advising in school can help our students not only pick the right major. It can also se...Read more
February 25, 2019
Career Management: Part of Aimee’s 11 Student Success Elements
We continue our series of Aimee’s 11 Student Success Elements. In this issue, we will discuss career management, highlighting th...Read more
February 18, 2019
Why Do Students Change Their Majors?
Some students grow up knowing what they want to be in life; what they want to study, where they want to work. However, there are plenty...Read more
February 11, 2019
Going Above and Beyond the Classroom
Students attend school in order to acquire necessary academic skills. However, school is also where they engage in collaboration and di...Read more
February 3, 2019
Autonomy and Initiative: One of Aimee’s 11 Student Success Factors
Academic achievement and proficiency used to be the main attributes that determined college admission and employment success. In the 21st ce...Read more
January 28, 2019
To Cheat or Not to Cheat. All in 50 Minutes!
Elements of a mini-workshop on academic integrity. By guest writer Dr. Tony Feghali Academic integrity is not always the most e...Read more
January 21, 2019
Boosting Student Performance Through Peer Tutoring
From Aristotle to Aaron at the tutoring center, peer teaching is not a new concept. It is, however, a very useful and effective method of te...Read more
January 14, 2019
Sure, students have a sense of humor... But so do we!
We know how hard you work all year long.As much as we all love educating our unique and quirky kids, it doesn’t come without a f...Read more
January 7, 2019
Should Students Choose What to Learn?
Are you an agent for your students? No, we’re not talking about representing your student at the next big Hollywood casting! We’re talki...Read more
December 31, 2018
Wrapping-up 2018 With a Fun Challenge
The Cloe Piece: Discovering Kuiper  I think my life would be fulfilled if only I would arrive at an advanced scientific ...Read more
December 24, 2018
Recognizing the Difference: App-dependent vs. App-enabled
What happens if we compare modern society today to society in the 1960s? Of course, we’ll see plenty of differences. Things were defi...Read more
December 17, 2018
There’s an App for everything! Or is there?
Five Advantages of Mobile Apps for Education Times are changing, and more and more students are using their smartphone apps for nearly every...Read more
December 10, 2018
Digital Citizenship Doesn’t Require a Passport!
Each and every one of us has some sort of digital interaction. Whether it’s with each other, or with news, media, data, and other onl...Read more
December 3, 2018
Why Digital Literacy in the Classroom Matters
What is “digital literacy?” It is part of media literacy. Specifically, digital literacy is the ability to navigate technology, communi...Read more
November 26, 2018
Leverage Technology to Boost Creativity!
Technology has created a whole different perspective and new insights in making sense of the world around us. The best news is that there ar...Read more
November 19, 2018
Smartphones in the Classroom? Hindrance or Helper?
Over the past decade or so mobile phones have developed from merely a voice-and-text communication device to the powerful mini-computers we...Read more
November 5, 2018
Engaging Students in Large Classrooms
According to Professor Deborah Ball of the University of Michigan, if students are only spectating in a lecture, instructors actually reduc...Read more
November 5, 2018
Capturing Attention with Interactive Lectures
Imagine the following scenarios: You are teaching a course where your students are listening and you are talking at them. You are teaching a...Read more
October 29, 2018
Problem-Based Learning: The Other PBL
The 21st Century has brought many new challenges for educators. To meet these challenges, prioritizing critical thinking and problem-solving...Read more
October 22, 2018
The True Value of Service-Based Learning
Many schools and universities are changing their goals for student learning. While students today are still expected to learn important fact...Read more
October 15, 2018
Game-Based Learning: A Powerful Educational Tool
“In every job to be done, there is an element of FUN. You find the fun, and snap! -the job’s a game!” – Mary Poppins Game-based lear...Read more
October 8, 2018
Taking a More Student-Centered Approach
Classroom learning is evolving. Each day more schools and teachers are pushing the boundaries of typical pedagogies and  embracing meth...Read more
October 1, 2018
Authentic Engagement: A Key to True Learning
Picture this: a quiet classroom. All students are seated facing front toward their teacher. None of them are disruptive, while the teacher i...Read more
September 24, 2018
Teaching Empathy to Develop the Whole Person
Click here to listen to the audio version Educators know their responsibility is not only to help students grow academically, but also s...Read more
September 17, 2018
Why Cultivate Empathy in the Classroom
In our fast-paced connected digital world, we sometimes find our students more disconnected from each other, allowing bias and prejudice so...Read more
September 10, 2018
Is Equality in the Classroom Always Fair?
There is a common misconception that simply treating all students equally can promote fair and just prospects for each student in the class...Read more
September 3, 2018
Helping High School Students Transition to University
High school graduation day fills the graduates with a triumphant sense of achievement and for most, an eagerness to experience&nbs...Read more
August 27, 2018
Essential Skills to Alleviate a Student's Struggles
Watching students grow from little kids to young adults, moving up from one grade to the next; it’s a non-stop cycle of adapting and tran...Read more
August 20, 2018
The Habits of a Happy Teacher
Ask any teacher: “What are your biggest challenges?” Most will say,“STRESS and TIME management.” All educators know that leading a...Read more
August 13, 2018
Students Aren't the Only Ones with a Sense of Humor!
An educator’s job is not an easy one. By the end of the school year, most of us are looking for ways to de-stress, relax, and just recha...Read more
August 6, 2018
How Traveling Can Improve Your Teaching
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” — Saint Augustine Do you remember the sense of adventure you fe...Read more
July 30, 2018
We've Changed. We Focused.
Last week we made a major change to our bi-weekly email. Our overhauled message, The 7-min Read, will start reaching your inbox every...Read more
July 23, 2018
Using This Summer to Return with Vigor
4 Different Ways for Teachers to Recharge Taking advantage of the summer What does it take to be a teacher? Some are under the impression th...Read more
July 4, 2018
Turn Your Employees into a Team!
Team Building: an effective and essential tool that helps raise your employee's overall performance and creativity. Benefits and stages of...Read more
June 20, 2018
All You Need is a Magnifying Glass
Gifts and abilities are hardly ever noticed. That's all changing! Simple Methods to Detect Hidden Talents Just in case you have the next pro...Read more
June 6, 2018
"The Terminator" isn't Real
Technology. Some loathe it, others can’t live without it. The one true fact is that technology has forever changed our lives. "The Termina...Read more
May 23, 2018
Getting Smarter has Never been Easier!
Learning something new could feel very difficult. Sometimes even impossible. The mind has some hidden pathways you might not have noticed. Y...Read more
May 9, 2018
Who Said that Fear can Ruin your Life?
Fear of heights, spiders, swimming... Fear of ketchup? Yup, we all have different fears. Silly or serious, none of them are easy to go throu...Read more
April 25, 2018
Breaking Down the True Meaning of Leadership.
Do you think each one of us has a leader inside them? Are leaders and bosses at any point similar? How do leaders keep growing? Highlightin...Read more
April 11, 2018
We’re Back with Aimee’s 6th Issue!
Educating our youth has more than one approach to it, and it all revolves around one word: Motivation. In this issue of Aimee’s Journal we...Read more
March 28, 2018
Youth’s Energy and its Benefits   
After our youth graduate, finding work is their primary concern. This issue of Aimee’s Journal talks about the many advantages of hiring y...Read more
March 13, 2018
Keeping you Updated with Aimee’s Journal!
Welcome to the fourth edition of Aimee’s Journal. We explore youth's talents, minds, and their amazing capabilities; hoping to bring you...Read more
February 27, 2018
Our latest journal
“Youth itself is a talent -- a perishable talent.” Eric Hoffer couldn’t have said it better. Young age is the best time to learn, deve...Read more
February 8, 2018
Keeping you in the loop!
Here’s Aimee’s second issue. We hope you’ve decided to stick around with us. In this issue we’ll be sharing with you bits and pieces...Read more
January 23, 2018
We have news!
Welcome to our very first issue of the Aimee Newsletter. Don’t stop there!...Read more
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