Ep. 84 – How To Maximize Your POD Experience

In this podcast episode, Dr. Steven Greene discusses how to make your POD experience as productive as possible.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE TRANSCRIPT OF THIS PODCAST

It does take planning and some work, but it is worth it.  Measure twice and cut once.

Here are 10 tips for a successful ‘Pod’

  1. Compatibility
  2. The 5 Structures
  3. Evaluation
  4. Go beyond academics.
  5. Set goals.
  6. Teamwork and group work
  7. Interface with other pods.
  8. Seek expert advice.
  9. Interface with teachers.
  10. Make the pod unique. You don’t have to emulate school to be successful and for the children to learn.

Steve Greene with the Make the Grade podcast. I’ll give you three other things you can do. I offer a virtual learning plan. It’s an excellent tool. Parent, family fills out a survey, completes a questionnaire. Based on the questionnaire, I put together a two or three page document for you that guides you through home learning.

Let me make something clear: home learning is not going to be limited to virtual learning during the shut-in. There’s always been homework. I’ve been in education thirty plus years, there’s been homework all thirty of them. So there’s always a home component to learning, and this is what this plan does. It’s that much more valuable in a virtual situation. 

Other resources;

SAVE THE DATE September 10th, 2020, 8:00 pm Eastern Time, www.makethegrade.school: Virtual Back to School Event. Perfect for parents, get tons of information about ways to maximize your back to school experience. There are six expert panel speakers covering all sorts of things across the board.

CUSTOM HOME LEARNING PLAN:  Created for you and your family.  www.makethegrade.net

THE SUCCESS COMMUNITY: www.makethegrade.community. The Success Community; tremendous resource, tremendous support for everything I’ve talked about today.

I love your feedback, love your comments. Let me know what you’re thinking. Please share the podcast if it helps, because I know the more people that get this information (especially now) the more positive stuff is going to be happening in the education world. My role, to help students, parents, families to maximize their education.

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“Steve has a wonderful ability to hone in on what the student’s academic and emotional needs are, while helping to maximize their potential. He is incredibly patient and focused while working one-on-one and helping the student understand and learn the material. Steve is incredibly accepting of the craziness of teenagers’ schedules and working around their schedules to fit in tutoring time. Our family is fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Steve.” – Andrea R. (parent)

Ep. 83 – Discussing Therapy For Teens: Interview With Katie K May

Do You Want the Ultimate Back-to-School Plan for Fall 2020 – Without Worrying About Your Kid’s Future?

Imagine mastering virtual e-learning, having your schedule ready to go ahead of time, & discovering whether homeschooling is right for your child. How would it feel to equip your student to land the college of their dreams – even during these uncertain times?

Hi, I’m Dr. Steven Greene – people call me “The Success Doctor” because I have over 4 decades of professional education experience, from the classroom all the way to the school board.

After this virtual event, you’ll spend less time stressing about schoolwork & more time doing the things you love – with the peace of mind knowing your child’s future is safe & secure.

This is a FREE online event – it will be live-streamed Thursday September 10th @ 8pm EDT.

REGISTER HERE – the event is free but you must pre-register

You will be guided through key topics by our panel of education professionals.

You will walk away with the perfect back-to-school plan for your child’s Fall 2020 school year.

  • Are you concerned about ‘split shifts’ and other alternative school schedules?
  • Where do you stand on college admissions/SAT/ACT in today’s climate?
  • Are you concerned about the challenges of virtual learning?
  • Do you have your home learning structure in place?
  • Will you child be able to thrive this school year?
  • Are you considering home schooling?

“Steve has a wonderful ability to hone in on what the student’s academic and emotional needs are, while helping to maximize their potential. He is incredibly patient and focused while working one-on-one and helping the student understand and learn the material. Steve is incredibly accepting of the craziness of teenagers’ schedules and working around their schedules to fit in tutoring time. Our family is fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Steve.” – Andrea R. (parent)

This isn’t the same old superficial “tips” you’ve heard a thousand times before – “Use a planner, Use a calendar, blah blah…”

These are real, field-tested, actionable tactics that have helped students just like your child get better grades, higher test scores, and land their ideal college.

Stop stressing about back-to-school once and for all.

This is a limited, live-streamed event, so you’ll only get ONE chance to ask our lineup of experts your specific questions.

It’s 100% FREE.  Secure your seat now to get detailed, step-by-step instructions sent straight to your inbox.

REGISTER HERE – the event is free but you must pre-register

Ep. 82 – Back to School – Student Special Edition

Attention Students – This is specially for you. What you can – and need – to do to get ready to go back to school this year.

  • How to set up your home / virtual learning environment
  • How to manage your time effectively
  • How to manage your academics
  • How to remain accountable
  • How to get help and support when you need it

Plus… The latest information & updates for your back-to-school, homeschooling, e-learning, college planning, & college admission needs.  And Dr. Greene gives you steps to take today that will dissolve the stress of going back to school in these turbulent times.

Do You Want the Ultimate Back-to-School Plan for Fall 2020 – Without Worrying About Your Kid’s Future?

Imagine mastering virtual e-learning, having your schedule ready to go ahead of time, & discovering whether homeschooling is right for your child. How would it feel to equip your student to land the college of their dreams – even during these uncertain times?

Hi, I’m Dr. Steven Greene – people call me “The Success Doctor” because I have over 4 decades of professional education experience, from the classroom all the way to the school board.

After this virtual event, you’ll spend less time stressing about schoolwork & more time doing the things you love – with the peace of mind knowing your child’s future is safe & secure.

This is a FREE online event – it will be live-streamed Thursday September 10th @ 8pm EDT.

REGISTER HERE – the event is free but you must pre-register

You will be guided through key topics by our panel of education professionals.

You will walk away with the perfect back-to-school plan for your child’s Fall 2020 school year.

  • Are you concerned about ‘split shifts’ and other alternative school schedules?
  • Where do you stand on college admissions/SAT/ACT in today’s climate?
  • Are you concerned about the challenges of virtual learning?
  • Do you have your home learning structure in place?
  • Will you child be able to thrive this school year?
  • Are you considering home schooling?

“Steve has a wonderful ability to hone in on what the student’s academic and emotional needs are, while helping to maximize their potential. He is incredibly patient and focused while working one-on-one and helping the student understand and learn the material. Steve is incredibly accepting of the craziness of teenagers’ schedules and working around their schedules to fit in tutoring time. Our family is fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Steve.” – Andrea R. (parent)

This isn’t the same old superficial “tips” you’ve heard a thousand times before – “Use a planner, Use a calendar, blah blah…”

These are real, field-tested, actionable tactics that have helped students just like your child get better grades, higher test scores, and land their ideal college.

Stop stressing about back-to-school once and for all.

This is a limited, live-streamed event, so you’ll only get ONE chance to ask our lineup of experts your specific questions.

It’s 100% FREE.  Secure your seat now to get detailed, step-by-step instructions sent straight to your inbox.

REGISTER HERE – the event is free but you must pre-register

The Four Reasons Why Virtual Learning Is Here to Stay

The Four Reasons Why Virtual Learning
Is Here to Stay

This article was featured in Reverb.chat, a distance learning communication site. The author’s views are entirely his or her own and may not always reflect the views of Reverb.  This is a link to the original article: https://reverb.chat/blog/educators/four-reasons-virtual-learning-permanent/

Virtual learning is here to stay. Though COVID-19 has considerably accelerated the rollout of virtual / distance learning, the off-site learning option has existed for some time and will continue to expand in the near and long term.

Here’s why.

In the Spring of this year, all elementary, middle, and high schools, and universities were required to transition to distance learning. Of course, this was due to social distancing necessities, and it forced the adoption of virtual learning on a mass level. 

While initially unfavorable, these requirements have been revealing benefits that will lead to the longevity of remote and blended learning.

Distance learning comes with enormous cost savings as there’s less physical structure needed.

There’s more convenience, both for instructors and students at all levels.

Instructors can create and deliver content asynchronously, meaning there’s both more freedom for teachers and students. Students can learn at their own schedule, and teachers can teach on theirs. 

With asynchronous teaching comes a broader student and instructional base. Schools are not limited to only the students in the classroom and can sell coursework nationally or internationally.

All of this combines to make virtual learning an extremely appealing option and alternative to the traditional classroom.

A list of the reasons why virtual learning is here to stay: cost savings, convenience, asynchronous teaching and learning, more reach for schools, and more selection for students.

At my educational support company, as late as March 13th, just before the COVID-19 outbreak, about 65% of our students were served in-house at our facility, and 35% were online. By April 1st, 100% had transitioned online using our distance learning technology.

In a one-on-one setting, virtual / distance learning and tutoring are very effective. Students are given the attention and teaching protocol that works best for them to succeed.

Virtual education on a large classroom level, particularly with a highly heterogeneous population of students, is more challenging, and some disadvantages are well-publicized.

There’s less instructor to student interaction, more obstacles for students to receive answers to questions or support, and technology challenges. Not everyone has access to high-speed internet or sufficient technology to host online learning.

There’s also increased difficulty policing online cheating and giving fair exams. Students taking exams and assessments remotely lack the security and oversight that would occur in a classroom, so cheating and other dishonest practices are more common. 

Even so, for most situations, the positive characteristics of virtual learning outweigh the downsides.

As students, training and instructional centers, and academic institutions become more accustomed to distance protocols and standards, the implementation of proper virtual learning will increase and continue to grow. Technology will also improve over time, fixing the current downsides, and building a larger and larger segment of this instructional methodology.

 

Ep. 81 – What Type Of Parent Are You?

In this podcast episode, Dr. Steven Greene, the Success Doctor discusses 3 types of parents during the Covid-19 shutdown.

Are you the kind of parent that is proactive & planning ahead? Listen to the podcast below to find out.

 

Do You Want the Ultimate Back-to-School Plan for Fall 2020 – Without Worrying About Your Kid’s Future?

Imagine mastering virtual e-learning, having your schedule ready to go ahead of time, & discovering whether homeschooling is right for your child. How would it feel to equip your student to land the college of their dreams – even during these uncertain times?

Hi, I’m Dr. Steven Greene – people call me “The Success Doctor” because I have over 4 decades of professional education experience, from the classroom all the way to the school board.

After this virtual event, you’ll spend less time stressing about schoolwork & more time doing the things you love – with the peace of mind knowing your child’s future is safe & secure.

This is a FREE online event – it will be live-streamed Thursday September 10th @ 8pm EDT.

REGISTER HERE – the event is free but you must pre-register

You will be guided through key topics by our panel of education professionals.

You will walk away with the perfect back-to-school plan for your child’s Fall 2020 school year.

  • Are you concerned about ‘split shifts’ and other alternative school schedules?
  • Where do you stand on college admissions/SAT/ACT in today’s climate?
  • Are you concerned about the challenges of virtual learning?
  • Do you have your home learning structure in place?
  • Will you child be able to thrive this school year?
  • Are you considering home schooling?

“Steve has a wonderful ability to hone in on what the student’s academic and emotional needs are, while helping to maximize their potential. He is incredibly patient and focused while working one-on-one and helping the student understand and learn the material. Steve is incredibly accepting of the craziness of teenagers’ schedules and working around their schedules to fit in tutoring time. Our family is fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Steve.” – Andrea R. (parent)

This isn’t the same old superficial “tips” you’ve heard a thousand times before – “Use a planner, Use a calendar, blah blah…”

These are real, field-tested, actionable tactics that have helped students just like your child get better grades, higher test scores, and land their ideal college.

Stop stressing about back-to-school once and for all.

This is a limited, live-streamed event, so you’ll only get ONE chance to ask our lineup of experts your specific questions.

It’s 100% FREE.  Secure your seat now to get detailed, step-by-step instructions sent straight to your inbox.

REGISTER HERE – the event is free but you must pre-register

Ep. 80 – Back to School 2020: 3 Keys to Success

Do You Want the Ultimate Back-to-School Plan for Fall 2020 – Without Worrying About Your Kid’s Future?

Imagine mastering virtual e-learning, having your schedule ready to go ahead of time, & discovering whether homeschooling is right for your child. How would it feel to equip your student to land the college of their dreams – even during these uncertain times?

Hi, I’m Dr. Steven Greene – people call me “The Success Doctor” because I have over 4 decades of professional education experience, from the classroom all the way to the school board.

After this virtual event, you’ll spend less time stressing about schoolwork & more time doing the things you love – with the peace of mind knowing your child’s future is safe & secure.

This is a FREE online event – it will be live-streamed Thursday September 10th @ 8pm EDT.

REGISTER HERE – the event is free but you must pre-register

You will be guided through key topics by our panel of education professionals.

You will walk away with the perfect back-to-school plan for your child’s Fall 2020 school year.

  • Are you concerned about ‘split shifts’ and other alternative school schedules?
  • Where do you stand on college admissions/SAT/ACT in today’s climate?
  • Are you concerned about the challenges of virtual learning?
  • Do you have your home learning structure in place?
  • Will you child be able to thrive this school year?
  • Are you considering home schooling?

“Steve has a wonderful ability to hone in on what the student’s academic and emotional needs are, while helping to maximize their potential. He is incredibly patient and focused while working one-on-one and helping the student understand and learn the material. Steve is incredibly accepting of the craziness of teenagers’ schedules and working around their schedules to fit in tutoring time. Our family is fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Steve.” – Andrea R. (parent)

This isn’t the same old superficial “tips” you’ve heard a thousand times before – “Use a planner, Use a calendar, blah blah…”

These are real, field-tested, actionable tactics that have helped students just like your child get better grades, higher test scores, and land their ideal college.

Stop stressing about back-to-school once and for all.

This is a limited, live-streamed event, so you’ll only get ONE chance to ask our lineup of experts your specific questions.

It’s 100% FREE.  Secure your seat now to get detailed, step-by-step instructions sent straight to your inbox.

REGISTER HERE – the event is free but you must pre-register

Ep. 79 – How To Prepare For Back To School 2020

Do You Want the Ultimate Back-to-School Plan for Fall 2020 – Without Worrying About Your Kid’s Future?

Imagine mastering virtual e-learning, having your schedule ready to go ahead of time, & discovering whether homeschooling is right for your child. How would it feel to equip your student to land the college of their dreams – even during these uncertain times?

Hi, I’m Dr. Steven Greene – people call me “The Success Doctor” because I have over 4 decades of professional education experience, from the classroom all the way to the school board.

After this virtual event, you’ll spend less time stressing about schoolwork & more time doing the things you love – with the peace of mind knowing your child’s future is safe & secure.

This is a FREE online event – it will be live-streamed Thursday September 10th @ 8pm EDT.

REGISTER HERE – the event is free but you must pre-register

You will be guided through key topics by our panel of education professionals.

You will walk away with the perfect back-to-school plan for your child’s Fall 2020 school year.

  • Are you concerned about ‘split shifts’ and other alternative school schedules?
  • Where do you stand on college admissions/SAT/ACT in today’s climate?
  • Are you concerned about the challenges of virtual learning?
  • Do you have your home learning structure in place?
  • Will you child be able to thrive this school year?
  • Are you considering home schooling?

“Steve has a wonderful ability to hone in on what the student’s academic and emotional needs are, while helping to maximize their potential. He is incredibly patient and focused while working one-on-one and helping the student understand and learn the material. Steve is incredibly accepting of the craziness of teenagers’ schedules and working around their schedules to fit in tutoring time. Our family is fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Steve.” – Andrea R. (parent)

This isn’t the same old superficial “tips” you’ve heard a thousand times before – “Use a planner, Use a calendar, blah blah…”

These are real, field-tested, actionable tactics that have helped students just like your child get better grades, higher test scores, and land their ideal college.

Stop stressing about back-to-school once and for all.

This is a limited, live-streamed event, so you’ll only get ONE chance to ask our lineup of experts your specific questions.

It’s 100% FREE.  Secure your seat now to get detailed, step-by-step instructions sent straight to your inbox.

REGISTER HERE – the event is free but you must pre-register