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Is Group Learning Good for All Children?

Is Group Learning Good for All Children?

Have you ever heard a someone say something like this? “Learning in a group is important for each child. It teaches them to collaborate and to share space with others. They will have the opportunity to learn from classmates and experience what it’s like to work with...

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The Truth About Strengths-Based Education

The Truth About Strengths-Based Education

To the untrained eye, a strengths-based approach to education can look much like a weakness-ignoring approach to education. We all want our students to feel positive about their learning experiences, but are we focusing too much on feelings and not enough on the...

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3 Things I Learned Teaching Online

3 Things I Learned Teaching Online

This week will conclude my first-semester teaching chemistry online for GHF Online. Up until recently, my online teaching experience was limited to working with students one-on-one. I quickly realized that teaching groups online is a whole other animal. An animal that...

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Using the Pomodoro Technique

Using the Pomodoro Technique

I help them by using a modified version of a simple method called the Pomodoro Technique. Created by Francesco Cirillo in the 1980’s, the Pomodoro Technique uses a timer to manage work into bite-size pieces. Pomodoro is Italian for tomato; the technique is named for the ubiquitous tomato-shaped timer found in kitchens all over the world. read more
Ready to Start Your Own Micro-School?

Ready to Start Your Own Micro-School?

Nearly every day since its publication on GHF Press, I have heard from readers how Micro-Schools: Creating Personalized Learning on a Budget has helped them see what is possible for their children. It’s been a humbling experience, and I’ve come to realize that some of...

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Jade
 
Jade Rivera is an author, educator, and coach who specializes in designing innovative learning environments for neurodivergent learners. Jade consults through speaking and workshops to discuss the characteristics of neurodivergent children and how to develop strategies that best serve their education and social-emotional development.

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Jade gave us great empathy and feedback when all we received from other professionals was judgment and blame. She taught us how to play to our sons strengths while lessening the frustration level of the entire family.

Father of a 5 year old boy

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