Monday, December 28, 2015

Happy New Year from Linder Educational Coaching!

Wishing all of our clients, friends and family a happy and healthy new year! 2015 was a wonderful year for Linder Educational Coaching and we have high hopes for 2016 as well! Thank you for your continued support and helping to make us the best tutoring service 2016 in all of the Nova/DC region by Arlington Magazine!

Monday, December 21, 2015

It's Official! Best Tutoring Service in Arlington!

Good afternoon!

We are honored and thrilled to announce that we have been voted 'Best Tutoring Service' of the 'Best of Arlington 2016!' We are so thankful for our wonderful staff and clients who have helped make this possible. Here's to a wonderful new year!

"When Linder Educational Coaching opened The Hub in May next to the Lee Harrison Shopping Center, the idea was to create a positive, collaborative space where middle and high school students could gather to do homework or study for tests. The main room is set up like a coffee shop with a countertop, tables and comfy sofas, and stocked with snacks and beverages. Many students walk over in groups after school (Williamsburg, Swanson, Yorktown and Washington-Lee are nearby), says founder Kristin Linder Carpenter, and that’s part of what makes the experience fun. When students arrive, they check in with a coach, surrender their cellphones and other devices, make a to-do list and pick a place to work. There’s a designated quiet space upstairs, and coaches are on site to help with homework if needed."
–Lisa Rabasca Roepe

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Monday, December 14, 2015

Why Identity and Emotion are Central To Motivating the Teen Brain

Good Morning!

Today we are sharing another article from KQED News focusing on the teenage brain. Read below for the first part of the article and then follow the link to view the entire publication!

Why Identity and Emotion are Central To Motivating the Teen Brain
By MindShift
DECEMBER 10, 2015
By Emmeline Zhao

For years, common experience and studies have prescribed that humans learn best in their earliest years of life – when the brain is developing at its fastest. Recently, though, research has suggested that the period of optimal learning extends well into adolescence.

The flurry of new findings may force a total rethinking of how educators and parents nurture this vulnerable age group, turning moments of frustration into previously unseen opportunities for learning and academic excitement.

New evidence shows that the window for formative brain development continues into the onset of puberty, between ages 9 and 13, and likely through the teenage years, according to Ronald Dahl, professor of community health and human development at the University of California, Berkeley. Dahl spoke at a recent Education Writers Association seminar on motivation and engagement.

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Monday, December 7, 2015

Coach Biographies: Meet Lindsey!

In continuing our 'Meet the Coaches' series, next up is Lindsey Drummond!

Lindsey comes to Linder Educational Coaching with ample coaching and teaching experience. She first discovered the pleasures of the trade while teaching horseback riding lessons in high school. It was at this time that she fell in love with the challenge of breaking down difficult, abstract concepts into digestible bites dependent on each student’s learning style. She continued to teach lessons throughout college. Although she seriously considered teaching professionally, she ultimately decided to pursue a slightly different route.

After graduating Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Political Science, Lindsey spent a year teaching English and studying Arabic in Jordan. Arriving to the country fascinated by the systemic problems the country faces, Lindsey was surprised to find that many of the most troubling issues stem from the country’s memorization-based education system. She took her position as an English teacher as an opportunity to teach her students the critical thinking skills they do not receive from their schools. Using a student-centered, growth mindset approach, Lindsey encouraged her students to see the gray in a typically black and white environment, work independently with minimal direction, and think about solutions to problems normally passed off to others. She used this same approach when she returned to the US and began working for the progressive Higher Achievement after-school program in D.C.

Lindsey is currently working on developing an Arabic curriculum for Marine Special Forces as a contractor, where she has benefitted from trainings in the latest pedagogy. She looks forward to using her various educational experiences to encourage Linder students to become organized, proactive young adults.

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