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Masters Students or Master’s Student

There are few places where it is more important to know how to use vocabulary and grammar than academia. This is especially true when referencing prestigious graduate programs, such as master’s degrees. Master’s Student is the proper way to reference the term. It denotes enrollment and participation in a Master’s program. Using Masters Student does …

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Family Tendency: Understanding Traits and Behaviors

What is a family tendency? A family tendency is a family trait that is developed over time by virtue of being members of the same family. These tendencies are driven by genetics or learned behavior. Examples include diseases to which multiple family members are prone or dietary choices that directly result in conditions for multiple …

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Identity Moratorium: A Key Status in Human Development

One of the most rewarding parts of teaching at a university is observing my students grow intellectually and socially as they journey through early adulthood. Many of them experience identity moratorium when they are in college.  Although the term sounds like one is at a standstill, it often involves a crisis period, according to Erik …

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Using Lego We Do 2.0 to Build and Code Robots

LEGO has always been a staple of children’s toys and many parents’ foot has felt the pain of a LEGO brick. The colorful bricks have been an inspiration for everything from towers to bridges to cars and houses, allowing girls and boys of all ages to explore their imaginations through play. Many children grew up …

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How Post-Secondary Education Sets Up Students for Success

Students entering their junior year should consider what is going to come next after their diploma. For many, it will be post-secondary education What is post-secondary education? Post-secondary education is a path to higher learning through colleges, universities, institutes of technology, academies, vocational or trade schools, or seminaries. It is the education adults pursue to …

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How Student Engagement Lost Its Luster and Became a Buzzword

Student engagement is a concept that has been embraced by educators as a reliable indicator of student success. In theory, it offers to measure the degree to which a student interacts with the educational environment and the content that seeks to enlighten them.  In practice, it has become muddled and misunderstood. Now, it is more …

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