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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.

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Ready to Start Your Own Micro-School?

Ready to Start Your Own Micro-School?

Nearly every day since its publication on GHF Press, last month 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...

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The Twice-exceptional Child and Impostor Syndrome

The Twice-exceptional Child and Impostor Syndrome

“What if I just got lucky?” It’s the question that lives in the hearts and minds of every person struggling with impostor syndrome. Along with, “Next time, I’ll fail and then everyone will know I’m not clever after all.” When a person is living with impostor syndrome,...

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The Motivation for Perfectionism

The Motivation for Perfectionism

Do children evolve into perfectionists? Or are they born that way? The short answer is “yes”. To both. But things are never so simple. So here’s the longer answer: There are two major varieties of perfectionism at play at any given moment. The first variety is inborn...

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Education & The Sensitive Child

Education & The Sensitive Child

It could be said that all children are sensitive. New to this world, they are taking in vast amounts of data that as adults we’ve grown accustomed too. Asking tons of questions and exuding enthusiasm over what we experience as common. This could be one of the reasons...

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“As Her Unique Mind Settles”

“As Her Unique Mind Settles”

This piece of lovely writing was originally posted on Through A Stronger Lens, June 15, 2015. I think many of you will relate to what my dear friend Nikki shares, regarding her daughter’s inner world. Nikki is a mother to three girls, two of which she is...

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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.

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