Step-by-Step Tutor in Principles of Microeconomics

Within the Principles of Microeconomics software, an interactive tutor assists students when they're struggling with a question and you can't be there to help.The Tutor tool in the Practice mode provides Step-by-Step, a feature that walks students through the steps needed to correctly solve any question by breaking it up into smaller, more manageable pieces.Students can also view … Continue reading Step-by-Step Tutor in Principles of Microeconomics

Step-by-Step Tutor Helps Students Break Down Calculus Problems into Manageable Pieces

Calculus is a beautifully intricate subject. Sometimes, though, when it gets a little too intricate, students struggle with how to begin solving a complicated problem. That's where the student-favorite tool, Step-by-Step, helps out. Step-by-Step breaks down each question into manageable steps for students to solve. The system shows students how to get started and guides … Continue reading Step-by-Step Tutor Helps Students Break Down Calculus Problems into Manageable Pieces

Robust Feedback within English Courseware

Hawkes Learning's Practice mode gives students ample feedback when they answer questions incorrectly. Several different tutorial options are available to students, including Explain Error, which provides error-specific feedback immediately when the mistake is made; Hint, which gives students a clue as to how they can answer the question correctly if they're still struggling; and Solution, … Continue reading Robust Feedback within English Courseware

Hawkes’s mastery approach to learning on par with golf’s “deliberate practice”

Geoff Colvin's article on Golf.com, "Missing ingredient to lower scores is something called deliberate practice," explains how anyone can get better at golf by putting in the time and effort to do so. Most of the techniques he mentions apply to Hawkes Learning's concept of mastery. Colvin teaches us in his article that deliberate practice … Continue reading Hawkes’s mastery approach to learning on par with golf’s “deliberate practice”

VIDEO: What makes Hawkes different? Take two minutes to find out!

Hawkes Learning is a different kind of e-publishing company. We care about the success of students and want to create the best materials to encourage a thorough understanding of the curriculum so students achieve that success. I can go on and on about our materials, but why read about them when you can watch a … Continue reading VIDEO: What makes Hawkes different? Take two minutes to find out!

What not to do to keep students learning

Educational consultant and online educator Andrew Miller has learned a few key "what not to do" motivations for students over the years. His include not giving students zeros not penalizing late work not grading practice assignments not spending more time grading than teaching ("When Grading Harms Student Learning") He reminds us that educators should instill … Continue reading What not to do to keep students learning