Author Archives: jhelms94

A little bit of this and a little bit of that…

So the other day I received an email from academic advising that started with “Dear Rising Senior: It’s time to start planning your senior year!” I kind of panicked, and might have shed a tear or two… just kidding. But … Continue reading

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The Most Dreaded/Hated Word… Homework

I remember being a kid and hating hearing my mom say the word “homework.” It’s probably the worst word in the english vocabulary. Just kidding… but I’m sure some kids would agree. I never really understood the point of homework, … Continue reading

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Flipped Classrooms

Before college, I had never heard of the term flipped classroom. Honestly, before sophomore year I had never truly experienced it. As a Psychology major, I was required to take Psyc 210 – Psychology Statistics. When I read the word stats I knew … Continue reading

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Introducing Kids to the Idea of Social Justice

I am a tutor with America Reads through SCALE UNC and one of our main focuses is social justice. Each year, SCALE participates in an event called Global Youth Service Day (GYSD). This year GYSD will take place on April … Continue reading

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No Child Left Behind… or so they say

The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) act of 2001 has many flaws. Although test scores have been increasing since it was implemented, and the achievement gap between minority and the majority has decreased… it seems like there are many more … Continue reading

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What’s love got to do with it?

In class, we constructed a fish-bowl conversation on our reading experiences in school. I didn’t jump right in to the circle at first because I didn’t really know what I would share. As the conversation progressed, and people began to … Continue reading

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HONY and the incredible world of social media

Humans of New York. I’m sure you’ve at least heard of it.. HONY started out as one guy’s adventure to document inhabitants of New York – their stories and their photographs. Thanks to social media and the interconnectedness it provides all over … Continue reading

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