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Graduation During Social Distancing

Unlike previous years, the Seeds of Literacy 2020 graduating class didn’t have a huge party. There was no processional march of smiling grads, cheered on by proud family members as they entered the room. There was no stage with slightly uncomfortable chairs. There were no high fives, handshakes, and hugs.
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Make Math YOUR World with Math Planet

This is the next blog in a series of online learning app reviews by our summer intern, Michael Coles from Baldwin Wallace University. When it comes to Math, building on existing skills and practice makes perfect. Just like when learning to speak: first start with little words and then whole
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School Yourself, Learn On the Go!

This is the next blog in a series of online learning app reviews by our summer intern, Michael Coles from Baldwin Wallace University. Math can be scary for most people. From whole numbers to fractions, to derivatives and integrals in calculus, math is constantly around us, it’s everywhere! The great
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The Path to Reopening Our Classroom

In a June email to stakeholders, Seeds President & CEO Bonnie Entler shared a phased vision for reopening both the Seeds East (139th & Kinsman) and Seeds West (W. 25th & Clark) classroom locations. Citing the health and safety of students, tutors, and staff, the organization is taking a slow
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How To Enroll At Seeds During COVID-19

Registration. Orientation. Enrollment. At Seeds, those words essentially mean the same thing – to get you into the FREE tutoring program and on the path to earning your high school equivalency (GED® or HiSET®).  During COVID-19, we’ve had to close our classrooms. Fortunately, tutoring continues remotely for our current students
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5 Steps to Using YouTube for Learning

When you need to look something up (or you ask Siri or Alexa for help), where does the information come from? Where do you look? What search engine are you using? You may think of Google, Yahoo, Bing but there’s another that you probably didn’t think to check! What about
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Virtual Movie Night Brings Students Together During Social Distancing

In what is being heralded as the best-selling memoir of all time, FLOTUS Michelle Obama wrote that her high school guidance counselor told her she “wasn’t Princeton Material.” Rather than let the opinion of an adult defeat her, the encounter became one of several defining moments in her life. “Obviously, it
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5 Reasons Why Online Tutoring Is Great For You!

Seeds has summer interns! This blog is the debut of Baldwin Wallace University student Michael Coles, and is the first in a series about online learning. Due to COVID-19, the world has dramatically changed the way we learn.  Changed –but not STOPPED. This is especially true when we’re strongly motivated
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Virtual Learning Continues With “Online Table” Tutoring

STUDENT PACKETS PROVIDE PICK-ME-UP FOR STAFF Students and tutors last set foot in Seeds of Literacy classrooms more than 7 weeks ago, not knowing how long it would be before they’d see one another again. That day recently arrived in the form of a carefully orchestrated Packet Pick-Up Day. Although
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Seeds Issues a Spine Poem Challenge for National Poetry Month

Last April, we issued a challenge – a challenge to create poetry using only the spines of the books on your shelves. This year, we’re doing it again. Why? Because April is National Poetry Month. Because we all need a little distraction from the global epidemic that’s shaken our reality.
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