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LATEST POSTS

 
firefighters at a house fire
Posted on Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Ambitious, confident, creative, determined, talented. These adjectives perfectly describe Matthew “Matty” Kaminsky ‘21. Although he’s only a senior in high school, Matty is an accomplished photographer with an impressive résumé—and a roadmap for his...
landmark high school steam lab
Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2021
By Rob Kahn Many professional visitors to Landmark wrap up their visits by observing: “It’s really remarkable to see the same materials and methods used by teachers in many different classes.” That’s no accident. Visualize Landmark as an inverted...
landmark high school student advocates presentation
Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2021
Definition Providing students with opportunities for success is key. Failure and poor self-esteem often result when teachers challenge students beyond their ability. Landmark begins teaching students at their current level of ability. This...

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LEARNING

 
boy at desk
Posted by By J. Birch on Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Technology has become an increasingly essential part of modern education. With the Covid-19 pandemic that has prompted widespread remote learning, it seems more likely than ever that the digital age will bring in a new era of education, one that...
2019-2020 student advocates
Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2020
There’s no doubt that having a language-based learning disability (LBLD), such as dyslexia, affects students in the classroom. They may struggle with listening, speaking, reading, or writing; managing time, materials, or information; or self-...
female Landmark Middle School student
Posted on Friday, November 15, 2019
By Adam Craig and Kristine Burgess, contributor “The greatest teacher, failure is.” (Yoda, The Last Jedi) Wise words when developing skills to become a Jedi Knight, a successful high school student, or a master of virtually any skill in the...

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LEARNING DISABILITIES

 
Posted by By Anne Bellefeuille, Ph.D. on Wednesday, May 16, 2018
  If a child is struggling at school and parents or teachers suspect that the student has a language-based learning disability (LBLD), parents should consider either psychoeducational testing or neuropsychological testing for the student. The...
organizing a binder
Posted by By Amanda Morin on Tuesday, March 20, 2018
This resource originally appeared on Understood.org. Reprinted courtesy of Understood.org ©2018. Understood, LLC. All rights reserved. This is one of four posts about navigating the IEP process. Read the other articles: Questions to Ask Before and...
men and women sitting at table meeting
Posted by By Amanda Morin on Tuesday, March 20, 2018
This resource originally appeared on Understood.org. Reprinted courtesy of Understood.org ©2018. Understood, LLC. All rights reserved. This is one of four posts about navigating the IEP process. Read the other articles: 5 Important Things to Do...

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SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL
TOPICS

 
mother with daughter upset bullying
Posted by By Elizabeth Englander, PhD on Friday, April 26, 2019
This is the second post in a three-part series about bullying. The first article defines bullying and the third discusses the legal implications when a student is accused of bullying. If you were to pick up an advice column about recognizing the...
girls laughing at others
Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2019
This is the first post in a three-part series about bullying. The second article outlines the warning signs of bullying and the third discusses the legal implications when a student is accused of bullying. By Erin Herzeelle Over the past several...
student struggling with homework at table with mother
Posted on Monday, March 25, 2019
By Helene Dionne, Ph.D., and Laura Polvinen, LICSW "I tried very hard to be normal…I tried to hide as much as I could…You think you go day by day…but…it’s like every day is a full lifetime. And it’s like, 'Oh my god! I have to get through this......

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COLLEGE PREP

 
college-services student teacher
Posted on Friday, June 29, 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. The...
support-services
Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2018
Read more posts about Navigating the College Admissions Process for Students with Learning Disabilities.  Making the leap from high school to college can be overwhelming for students. The transition can be easier if they know what to expect in...
books college university
Posted on Friday, June 22, 2018
Applying to college can be a stressful, time-consuming journey for students and their families that requires travel, hours of research and essay writing, gathering transcripts, recommendations, and other documentation, and filling out forms and...

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TEACHING

 
landmark high school steam lab
Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2021
By Rob Kahn Many professional visitors to Landmark wrap up their visits by observing: “It’s really remarkable to see the same materials and methods used by teachers in many different classes.” That’s no accident. Visualize Landmark as an inverted...
landmark high school student advocates presentation
Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2021
Definition Providing students with opportunities for success is key. Failure and poor self-esteem often result when teachers challenge students beyond their ability. Landmark begins teaching students at their current level of ability. This...
scott blanchette landmark high school
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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