Abstract thinking vs Concrete thinking: Understanding the difference

When you look at a country’s flag, what do you see? If your answer was something along the lines of a piece of cloth with different shapes and colors on it, then chances are you are a concrete thinker. Whereas, if you thought it is a symbol of the country’s freedom and sovereignty and a … Read more

Experiential Learning Vs Active Learning: ELI5 The Difference

An ever-transforming field, Education, has been flooded with opinions, research, and methodologies to enhance the learning process for the coming generations. Experiential and active learning methodologies are a byproduct of these ongoing explorations.  Even though these pedagogical approaches extend life-long benefits to both the educator and learner, many struggles with the basic theoretical understanding of … Read more

Guided Reading Vs Shared Reading: ELI5 The Difference

guided vs shared reading

Reading is a good habit, and most parents encourage their children to read books, newspapers, and other research papers apart from their academic subjects. If we recall how we learned to read, memories of teachers asking students to read aloud in class, one by one, with the whole class or in smaller groups, would come … Read more

Statistics Vs Probability: What’s the difference?

When we say, “96% of the people think England will win the match”, we are giving a figure that has come after particular research and observation. On the other hand, if we are saying “England has a strong team, hence they have a great chance of winning the match” in this situation, we are imposing … Read more

ESSA vs NCLB: ELI5 The Difference

Are you aware of federal laws governing children’s education in the US?  If not, let us introduce you to ESSA and NCLB. ESSA is the current law governing K-12 education in public schools which replaced the previous law known as NCLB. Both are updates to The Elementary and Secondary Education Act which was passed in … Read more

Orton Gillingham vs Wilson Reading Approach: What’s the difference?

Reading is an important skill in an individual’s life. You will be surprised to know that 93 million adults in the United States are at or below the basic level required to contribute successfully to society. A part of this group are those who have learning difficulties.  People with dyslexia (a learning disability) have a … Read more

ELI5: Difference between Homographs, Homophones, and Homonyms

Difference between homograph, homonym and homophones

The English language is full of surprises and complex words that can make anyone scratch their head. While some may essentially be as simple as the word BE. But even BE has a relative-sounding word that sounds the same but has a different meaning. For example, BEE (honey bee). Imagine if such words baffle us, … Read more