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Self-Care for Educators: Battling Burnout Amidst Uncertainty

by Chris Ryan, Executive Director, Product Strategy, Kaplan Admissions Group | June 1, 2020

What are effective ways to recharge ourselves over the next period of time, so that we come back refreshed and revitalized?  How do we reflect effectively without becoming overwhelmed in regrets and other negative feelings? How do we make plans when the ground is still shifting unpredictably?

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Keep It Burning Bright: How to Hold Your Fire and Avoid Burnout

by Katie Wedemeyer-Strombel, PhD, Kaplan Teacher Manager: In-Person Tutoring, Graduate & Law School Admissions Consulting | May 20, 2020

Work-life balance is hard normally, especially when teaching―but with the added pressure and expectations of this COVID-19 semester, moving all your work online, and feeling the need to be virtually available 24/7, achieving that balance has been all the more difficult.

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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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Eight Tips for Managing Cognitive Load in Your Online Teaching

by Chris Ryan, Executive Director, Product Strategy, Kaplan Admissions Group | May 6, 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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Measuring Learning in an Online World

by Laura Keehan, Executive Director, Assessment | April 23, 2020
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In our (not so) new (anymore) world of online learning, you’ve probably quickly learned that more traditional, classroom-based assessment no longer really applies.

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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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Virtual Clinical Resources

by Alvin Bisarya, MD, Vice President of Healthcare Innovations | March 24, 2020
Kaplan Virtual Simulation

At Kaplan, we are proud to work with thousands of medical educators and their students around the world to assist  in the journey to becoming a professional. We know the COVID-19 outbreak is creating a unique set of challenges as you must grapple with what is best for the institution as a whole while also considering the well-being of your students, faculty, staff, alumni, and others.

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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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