The goal of this Blog is to inspire our readers by sharing news about teaching and learning at every level from preK through college and beyond. Welcome to My Learning Springboard!
Summer and Fall School Planning It is with gratitude and hope that we proceed through the final push of this most unusual 2020-2021 school year. The rules of the road have changed continuously since the start of the pandemic with each week bringing new surprises; announcements from schools, colleges, and ... Read More
Type “college tour bingo” into Google Images, and up pop rows of gridded phrases such as “A capella groups!” “The library is open 24/7 during finals!” “Lots of students enter with undecided majors!” Jokes like these related to college visits are no surprise to anyone who’s toured a few colleges ... Read More
How often have you heard these statements? “I just want to get this right.” “If I can’t find the right word to use here the sentence won’t be perfect.” “It’s so hard to put all the pieces together on paper.” “What if I don’t get an A?” “How do I ... Read More
What makes for effective tutoring? What’s the difference between tutoring and academic coaching? How is a learning specialist different from an educational therapist? Why work with an organization instead of an individual? When Faya and I launched My Learning Springboard in 2009, we set out to create a distinctly different ... Read More
Jenny Ruenes began teaching when she was in middle school and became a founding member of Neighborhood Notes, a program that brought music and arts education to underserved communities in Philadelphia. Teaching students of all ages and abilities, she quickly realized that understanding the mechanisms of comprehension, both individual and ... Read More