This information was originally featured in Grammarly. College writing is different from the typical five-paragraph essays assigned in high school. Starting the first college paper (or the fiftieth!) can feel a bit daunting. Grammarly suggests a few tips on successful college writing: Don't stick with the five-paragraph formula every time. In college, writing is going … Continue reading Tips on Preparing for College Writing
This article was originally posted in KQED News. While this article focuses on younger students, the message still applies to all learners: Failure can be productive. Research on growth mindset suggests instructors should encourage the process of problem solving (especially if it's challenging), so students aren't completely dissuaded by failing at the task and, instead, … Continue reading The Growth Mindset
Math anxiety is a problem that plagues many students and former students. In The New York Times piece "Math Anxiety? A Reporter Knows the Subject All Too Well," Jan Hoffman explains how she, as a parent, still gets math anxiety. She cites Mark H. Ashcraft, a professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, who … Continue reading Math Anxiety: What can parents do to help?
We're guessing you've heard the age-old question "When am I going to use what I'm learning in real life?" from students a time or two (or several hundred). We enjoy how Dan Rockmore connects math to exercise in the article "Working Out the Math." He brings up ideas of how you can connect math to … Continue reading Applying Math to Everyday Life: Exercise
You logged into your student account at https://learn.hawkeslearning.com/ and tested the waters on a few Certifies to get the feel of what your students will see. You achieved mastery in a few lessons, and after exploring a bit further, you logged out. When you log back in a day before class, you don't see those … Continue reading Tuesday Tip: Disappearing Certifies
Our Training and Support Specialists and Courseware Specialists love being out on the road and meeting with instructors as the fall term begins! Our teams are dedicated to providing support to instructors and their students using Hawkes. We're lucky to be able to see many instructors face-to-face and hear about their implementation stories, as well … Continue reading August Travels to August Institutions