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LATEST POSTS

 
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Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2020
  Dear Teaching, This year has been a tough one for us. Our relationship has been through so much over the past 12 months. We’ve been forced to change our ways, go long distance, and test our commitment to each other like never before. Yet...
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Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2020
By Susan Tomases The pandemic has thrown much into question, not the least of which is the value of a four-year higher education experience with a questionable future of gainful employment or the funds to pay back six-figure loans. There are an...
openness to learn blog post
Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2020
A Black High School Student’s Experience on a Predominantly White Campus By Aliyah Knudsen When I was a freshman, I went to St Mary’s High School in Lynn, Mass. It’s a brick building that looks like a prison, but not in a bad way. A lot of the...

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LEARNING

 
girl raising hand remote class
Posted on Thursday, September 3, 2020
By Stacey Sargent and Robert Kahn Mid-March of 2020 thrust all of us into a brave new world, and parents, students, educators, and administrators worked hard to bring their expertise and experience along for the ride!  Ultimately, June arrived...
boy looking at nature
Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2020
By Beth Swan Many parents are struggling with stress and anxiety amid the historic COVID-19 pandemic era as home education has been thrust upon them, forcing many to take career-altering steps back and drastically change their routines. Focus on...
father and son doing homework
Posted on Thursday, August 13, 2020
“Homework sucks!” I am sure you have heard this before. So have I. I have heard it from students who would like to be doing anything other than more schoolwork. And I have heard it from parents who feel that homework is driving a wedge between...

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LEARNING DISABILITIES

 
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Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2019
By Rick Lavoie, M.A., M.Ed. A parent once called my special education school to request an admissions visit for her and her son, who was struggling mightily in school. She asked a strange question in her initial phone call: “Does the school have...
parents talking to person with computer
Posted on Monday, February 4, 2019
By Adam M. Domow, CPA As a certified public accountant, I’ve been asked by many parents of children with dyslexia if they can deduct on their tax returns expenses incurred on tuition, tutoring, evaluations—money spent helping their children learn...
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Posted on Friday, September 14, 2018
By Ann Andrew Parents know their children better than anyone else and can usually sense if something isn’t quite right with them physically, emotionally, or academically. If you suspect that your child has a learning disability, then it’s very...

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SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL
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elementary students meditating
Posted on Monday, September 14, 2020
This is the second post in a five-part series about students, stress, and anxiety. The first article is an overview of anxiety, the third discusses how a student learned to manage her anxiety, the fourth explores how mindfulness can reduce anxiety...
Posted on Monday, February 10, 2020
By Ruth Bossler, M.S., CCC-SLP Many parents, including those of children with language-based learning disabilities (LBLD), have seen their children miss deadlines and assignments, struggle to manage school work, and stumble in social situations....
parent with upset child bullying
Posted by By Dan Ahearn on Wednesday, May 8, 2019
This is the third post in a three-part series about bullying. The first article defines bullying and the second article outlines the warning signs of bullying. As discussed in an earlier post by Elizabeth Englander, the essential nature of...

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COLLEGE PREP

 
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Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Read more posts about Navigating the College Admissions Process for Students with Learning Disabilities.  Most colleges have a support service office to help students with learning disabilities access the resources they need to succeed. Students...
college-interview
Posted on Friday, July 6, 2018
Read more posts about Navigating the College Admissions Process for Students with Learning Disabilities.  An interview is an opportunity for a school to get to know you. It is also an important opportunity for you to understand and learn about...
Posted on Friday, July 6, 2018
An interview is an opportunity for a school to get to know you. It is also an important opportunity for you to understand and learn about the institution you are interviewing with. You should be actively involved in the interview in order to...

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TEACHING

 
Posted on Wednesday, May 2, 2018
This is the fifth post in a five-part series about Executive Function. Each post includes downloadable templates to use at home and in the classroom. The first article is about managing time, the second addresses managing materials, the third...
Posted on Monday, April 23, 2018
This is the fourth post in a five-part series about Executive Function. Each post includes downloadable templates to use at home and in the classroom. The first article is about managing time. The second addresses managing materials, the third...
Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2018
This is the third post in a five-part series about Executive Function. Each post includes downloadable templates to use at home and in the classroom. The first article is about managing time. The second addresses managing materials, the fourth...

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