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3 Ways Cooperative Learning Can Create a Lifelong Love of Learning

Posted by Brenda Ronan on Nov 14, 2018 2:33:00 PM

Cooperative learning can include varied settings and formats, but we are going to use it to broadly cover interactive group activities – namely, those in which groups of students work together to solve problems.

If you are picturing a free-for-all setting, like Lord of the Flies, don’t worry. Good teachers remain engaged throughout the process to keep an eye on the work and offer feedback on individual and group performance. Offering clear expectations and guidelines early on will allow students to understand the boundaries and allow more freedom and autonomy to explore the problems inside of these parameters.

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Topics: For Parents, Middle School Summer Programs, High School Summer Programs

How Networking at Summer Camp Can Expand Career Opportunities

Posted by Brenda Ronan on Nov 9, 2018 2:30:46 PM

A lot of people talk about the importance of networking to land your dream job, which is great. However, not enough people discuss proactively building your network as early as possible, long before you are even thinking about taking your first job. This can have a huge upside. Getting into a good school and landing a great internship, for example, are both much easier with connections in place and will help you land your dream job down the road.

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Topics: Pre-Professional Programs, Pre-College Summer Programs, High School Summer Programs, Internships for High School Students, Julian Krinsky Business School

Why Intrapreneurially Programs Are More Important Than Ever

Posted by Steve Robertson on Sep 24, 2018 2:22:59 PM

You’ve heard it before: Generation Z will be different. The generation admires YouTube celebrities who’ve acquired fame and fortune through monetizing their channels and entrepreneurs who’ve made a good living from one big idea. Gen Zers have grown up in a time when technology is a tool instead of a toy and when peers — not elders — are their mentors.

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Topics: JKCP News & Updates, Generation Z, Pre-Professional Programs, Internships for High School Students, Julian Krinsky Business School

How To Motivate Teenage Students To Learn in School

Posted by Sarah Ohanesian on Aug 8, 2018 2:28:00 PM

Parents of teenagers are constantly having difficulty trying to get children who are reluctant to study to actually study. This also applies to teachers – it is even harder for them to motivate an entire classroom of teens.

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Topics: For Parents, Generation Z, Trending Topics

How Children and Technology Should Interact for Better Learning

Posted by Keri Branch on Aug 3, 2018 9:16:00 AM

Technology has leaked into all aspects of our lives, and for some young people, it’s always been that way. Generation Z kids were born with smartphones in their hands and computers on their laps, and might have a hard time imagining life without technology at the forefront.

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Topics: Generation Z, Trending Topics

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