College can stress out even the best of students, so make sure to take care of your health and find some time to relax! Megan Reed, author of the USA Today article below, reports on common stressors in school—such as economic uncertainty, separation from old friends, and family issues—and a few ways to deal with … Continue reading 5 Tips to Reduce Ulcer-Inducing, Hair-Pulling Stress
While technology can be scary, there's nothing to be spooked out about in our Grade Book! We've compiled a few tricks and treats below so you can spend less time looking at your computer screen and more time enjoying a frightful eve. Tricks 1. Want to add a custom tab to your students' courseware for … Continue reading 5 Tricks and Treats in the Grade Book
Many U.S. undergraduate business schools are taking on "mega-classes," which combine several business classes that are usually taught separately—such as marketing, accounting, and finance—into one integrated course lasting the whole semester. This new structure gives students a more realistic experience of their future careers because students are asked to use different disciplines and participate in … Continue reading “Mega-Classes” at Business Schools – Mega-Good or Bad?
We're keeping busy at Hawkes, and we know you are too! In the midst of all the classes, lesson plans, grading, meetings, and those small windows that give you a few minutes to grab a quick bite before running to the next class, you've taken the time to share your valuable input via phone calls … Continue reading In terms of fall terms, this one’s pretty great!
We've all heard a student ask, "When will I use this?" while in math class. This article by Sylvan Learning addresses that question head-on by providing insight from people in all kinds of professions. They've collected stories from nurses to magicians to pastry chefs! Some of their connections to math are very inventive, so we … Continue reading “When will I ever use this?” – The question plaguing math classes has great answers
Last Friday, a group of Hawkes colleagues came together to volunteer at Charleston's Ronald McDonald House. They prepared a meal of cornbread, salad, tortilla soup, and brownies for 60 family members. While there, they received a fun and informative tour of the facilities from the staff. One volunteer, Tim, said the tour was especially memorable … Continue reading Volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House: I’m Lovin’ It!