Richards Learning Systems

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There is a literacy crisis in our country.  Millions of Americans cannot read and it has an enormous economic impact on our community.  We have a simple solution that will solve this problem – a revolutionary video reading series that will teach students and train teachers at the same time.  But we need your help. An Award Winning Curriculum – …

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Dave Hoffman

Back to School Questions to Ask Your Teacher

You’ve bought the pencils, the backpack, the graphing calculator and the deluxe crayon box with the built-in sharpener.  Your kids are ready to go back to school – but are you?  These back to school questions will ensure you know what to expect from your child’s teacher. 5 Back to School Questions for the Teacher Many factors play a role …

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Become an Ohio Tutor — Attend an NCES Tutor Information Session

Are you an Ohio tutor?  North Coast Education Services is seeking independent contractor tutors for referrals throughout Northeast Ohio. A Tutoring Opportunity Near Your Home Since 1985, North Coast Education Services (NCES) has been Northeast Ohio’s leader in private, in-home tutoring services.  We serve seven Northeast Ohio counties – Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga, Portage, Summit, Medina, and Lorain.  In addition, we …

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Want to Become a Teacher? Do Your Homework First. Here’s Why.

By Carole Richards   I began teaching in December 1970 before I received my degree.  There was a real teacher shortage and the State of Ohio allowed me to teach without a degree or certification.  I completed both by June.  By June 1971, the teacher shortage began to dwindle.  Some of my classmates and friends couldn’t find teaching jobs.  While …

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Easy Ways to Incorporate Physical Activity into Your Classroom

There is no denying that our bodies were made for movement.  Think of all of the things we are capable of doing — walking, dancing, biking, swimming, and so much more. One of the most difficult challenges for a person is to sit down and stay focused.  Even as adults, this task can seem daunting.  We need to make an effort …

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How to Talk to Your Child’s Teacher

We are days away from the start of school and you want to ensure your child has the best year ever.  So, how do you do that? Simple…get involved.  Two-thirds of teachers believe that their students would do better in school if their parents were more involved in their education. (Public Agenda, 2003) The easiest (and, arguably, the most effective) way …

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Does My Child Need Tutoring?

  Class is back in session and report cards will be coming out soon.  No doubt by now you have already heard the moans and groans about homework, projects, and upcoming tests.  It is common for students of all academic abilities to dread classwork and exams. The question is when is it too much?  When is it more than they can …

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Attend a FREE Conference on Working with Challenging Students!

  No two students are exactly alike.  They learn differently, think differently, and act differently.  It can be a struggle for some teachers, parents, and administrators to understand challenging students.  After all, they are unique. Techniques that work for one student will not always work for another. Some people get frustrated dealing with a challenging student and simply give up. …

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NCES is Now Seeking Tutors & Teachers!

A tutoring opportunity close to home… North Coast Education Services is currently seeking tutors and teachers throughout Northeast Ohio! Group information sessions will be held through the beginning of October.  All applicants must have at least at least a four-year college degree. We are seeking: High Level Math Tutors ODE Licensed Teachers (all grades and subjects) ODE Licensed Intervention Specialists Area Professionals …

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