So What’s the Deal with Diversity?

It is becoming more and more critical for young students to not only be cognizant of what culture is but to be exposed to different elements of diverse cultures. School is one environment where they can safely and appropriately interact and explore their own and other cultures. That said, teachers have the responsibility to expose their students …

What is Social and Emotional Development?

Shadie Grove Tutoring exists to help students study, complete their work, and improve in their classes. But that's only the tip of the educational iceburg! We really exist to provide students with the skills and tools they need to ultimately carry themselves successfully through school. As adults, whether we work with children, have our own …

The Role of the Brain in Self-regulation and Motivation

The brain is the most vital of all the human organs. It plays a part of every body system, controlling both the conscious and unconscious flow of life. While its role is undeniable and central, scientists have only recently begun to explore and map the multitudes of capabilities. The brain is a special organ because …

Personal Learning Theory

As teachers, we already know that every student coming into our classrooms are their own unique people. They all speak differently, learn differently, and think differently. Not every trick you pull out of your magic teacher hat will apply or even work on every student. Just like we learned with Gardener's Theory of Multiple Intelligences; …