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LATEST POSTS


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Posted on Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Definition Providing models is simple, yet very important. It is one of the most effective teaching techniques. Models are concrete examples of what teachers expect. They do not mean that teachers are doing assignments for students. They are...
girls reading standing up in a classroom
Posted on Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Definition Students are not passive receptacles to fill with information. They come to class with their own frames of reference. Their unique experiences and knowledge affect them as learners and should be taken into account. Therefore, during...
landmark high school guidance counselor with student
Posted on Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Definition Effective teaching involves breaking information down into its smallest units and providing clear guidelines for all assignments. This is especially important for students with learning disabilities. Micro-uniting and structuring are...

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LEARNING


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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...
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...

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LEARNING DISABILITIES


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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...
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...
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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...

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SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL
TOPICS


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...
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...

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COLLEGE PREP


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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...
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...
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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...

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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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