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Articles published in 2020

Pro Tips to Master Lesson Planning for Online Classes

by Cat Powell, GRE Instructor and Instructor Manager, Manhattan Prep | May 13, 2020

Many factors need to go right for students to be highly engaged. One factor that can be overlooked is cognitive load.  If the cognitive load grows too great, students will check out.

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Reaching the Disengaged: Addressing the Needs of Struggling Students

by Kristin Murner, MBA, MSEd, Director, Learning Design | May 1, 2020
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During this unprecedented time, students who struggle most in the traditional classroom have likely also struggled with the switch to online learning.

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Squirrel! Tips for Keeping Distracted Students Engaged in the Online Classroom

by Katie Wedemeyer-Strombel, PhD, Kaplan Teacher Manager: In-Person Tutoring, Graduate & Law School Admissions Consulting | April 16, 2020

Through my many years as a student, and over 10 years now as an educator in formal and informal in-person and online education, I have found strategies that help keep distracted students (like me) engaged in online classrooms.

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Online Learning Doesn’t Have to Be “Less Than”

by Kristin Murner, MBA, MSEd, Director, Learning Design | April 8, 2020
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Though it may not seem like it now, the ultimate win of this remote learning season could be the opportunity to help your students identify what really sparks their interest and joy.

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Tips for Supporting Online Students Outside of Class

by Cat Powell, GRE Instructor and Instructor Manager, Manhattan Prep | April 2, 2020
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For me right now, sustaining connections with others feels both vitally important and increasingly difficult. One way that I try to compensate for this is by keeping up connections with students between classes.

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Lights, Camera, Action: How to Command the Virtual Classroom

by Chris Ryan, Executive Director, Product Strategy, Kaplan Admissions Group | March 26, 2020
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I’m always a little more nervous just before an online class than a face-to-face one. I’ve taught online since 2005, so it’s not about my experience in the medium that gives me anxiety.

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How to Get Your Students to Participate in Virtual Classrooms

by Jonathan Schneider, Director of Academics, Manhattan Prep | March 19, 2020
How to Get Your Students to Participate in Virtual Classrooms

There are a lot of ways to get your students to participate in an online class. The key is to understand what tools they have access to - and to get them comfortable using those tools immediately.

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