Join Our Team! NCES is looking for tutors!

A tutoring opportunity close to home…. North Coast Education Services is currently seeking tutors for 15 tutoring and teaching positions throughout Northeast Ohio! Group information sessions will be held throughout the summer.  All applicants must have at least a four-year college degree. We are seeing licensed teachers, intervention specialists, and area professionals.  Manage your own schedule with a tutoring opportunity near your …

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A Multi-Sensory Lesson with All Five Senses

For the third part of our series on multi-sensory learning, we have combined all five of the senses (plus body movement) to present an all-encompassing lesson plan. Since my degree is in Early Childhood Education, my lesson would be best suited for students in a K-5 environment.  You could easily make the experience more challenging for middle school and high …

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How to Make it Multi-Sensory

In our last post, we discussed multi-sensory learning and the benefits that it can have in a classroom.  By incorporating multiple senses in the learning process, students are more likely to understand the material and retain the knowledge for the future.  (This technique is especially effective with students who have learning differences.)  To put it simply, not every student can …

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What is Multi-Sensory Learning?

If you reflect back on your classroom experiences as a college student, you can probably recall multiple lectures that seemed to go on for hours.  How much of that material do you remember today?  Odds are not very much.  Now think all the way back to elementary school.  You probably remember different classroom materials that helped you learn how to …

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Why the Arts are Vitally Important

When it comes to educating today’s youth, you rarely hear that students need more exposure to the arts.  Rather, some schools are electing to remove or minimize arts education due to budget cuts.  In a world focused on college and career readiness, we are seeing an increase in STEM programs and helping students with the most basic skills – reading …

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The Elephant in the Room

In Carole’s latest article, she discusses the “elephant in the room” — how many students are graduating from high school with limited basic skills in English and math.   When is Your Child Work-Ready or College Ready?  A Missing Link in Education Planning by Carole Richards It is laudable that our city, county, state and nation all have a goal …

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Intervention Specialists — Come Join Our Team!

North Coast Education Services is currently seeking intervention specialists for immediate placement in Shaker Heights and on the west side of Cleveland.    Ideal applicants will be creative, flexible, sensitive, and patient. Interested applicants must meet the qualifications listed in the ad above.  Resumes may be faxed or submitted via e-mail.  No phone calls, please.

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Motivating Today’s Students (A Two-Part Series)

In researching the internet to inspire this blog, I stumbled across many articles that talk about how unmotivated students are today when compared to past years.  Several articles indicate that students are distracted, unmotivated, or simply lazy.  While many blame the advances in technology for poor student performance in the classroom, I say, “Why place blame?” Rather than wasting time …

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