Meet Our Student Ambassadors for Fall 2018

Hawkes Learning teams up with students across the country to help those who are new to using Hawkes. Through this internship, ambassadors meet with their peers to provide one-on-one guidance to answer many Hawkes questions, such as how to register a license number, where to go to complete homework, how to create a practice test, … Continue reading Meet Our Student Ambassadors for Fall 2018

Reducing Algebra as a Calculus Pain Point

Time and time again, we hear from calculus professors across the country that one of the biggest issues in their classes is students remembering the building blocks of algebra. Here are a few suggestions to help ensure students have the basics mastered: Consider diagnostic testing. Identify students who have skill gaps, then provide them with supplemental … Continue reading Reducing Algebra as a Calculus Pain Point

5 Ways to Get Students Interested in Statistics

Creating a universally engaging classroom environment can be challenging, but having the right tools that make lesson content relevant to students helps! Below are 5 ways to get your students more excited about statistics: 1. Interesting Data Finding data on topics students think are fun, like beers and breweries across the country, might pique interest. Use this … Continue reading 5 Ways to Get Students Interested in Statistics

How to help students with first-year jitters

The newness of a first-year classroom is often intimidating for students. As a first-year instructor, you’re tasked with setting the tone for their college experience. Let’s deconstruct four ways to eliminate the pressures of a first-year environment: 1. Provide Frequent Feedback All students can benefit from hearing it often and immediately, especially upon entering new territory. … Continue reading How to help students with first-year jitters

How do you teach tactile learning?

While many learners identify as predominately visual, auditory, or tactile, nearly all can benefit from tactile learning. This kind of learning includes hands-on activities and movement for students to gain a deep understanding of lesson content. Since tactile learning techniques aren’t always included in a traditional curriculum, here are three tips to incorporate some in class: … Continue reading How do you teach tactile learning?

Ensuring students are college-ready

In education, little is more important than advocating for students. The demands of gateway, curriculum-level courses—coupled with the newness of college—can often enlarge barriers for underprepared students. There has been a lot a buzz about corequisite and accelerated learning programs as a way to help the incoming student population. Here are five reasons we've heard why … Continue reading Ensuring students are college-ready