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LATEST POSTS

 
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Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2021
  We compiled our most popular, topical, and timely blog posts in each of the main categories: College Prep, Learning, Learning Disabilities, Social-Emotional Topics, and Teaching. Please share them with friends, family, and colleagues. Black...
family cooking together
Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2020
By Elizabeth Englander, PhD As if you didn’t have enough to worry about. Parents today have more than enough on their plates. We’re coping both with keeping our families safe during an unprecedented (and frankly scary) epidemic, as well as...
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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LEARNING

 
landmark high school students community service project
Posted on Monday, October 7, 2019
By Rev. Bill Ferguson From elementary school through college, community service has become a staple in the academic world. One doesn’t have to think too hard to understand why. Community service connects. To serve means to interact with the...
father and son working on homework
Posted on Tuesday, October 1, 2019
By: Regina G. Richards This is the third installment of a multi-part series about helping children manage homework. The first post is about establishing good habits creating an optimal learning environment. The second post covers homework...
mother and son working on homework at table
Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2019
By: Regina G. Richards This is the second installment of a multi-part series about helping children manage homework. The first post is about establishing good habits creating an optimal learning environment and the third motivation and tools. This...

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LEARNING DISABILITIES

 
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Posted by By Kristin Stanberry 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...
Posted by By Kristin Stanberry 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...
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...

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SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL
TOPICS

 
girl and mother at table anxiety learning disability
Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2019
This is the fifth post in a five-part series about students, stress, and anxiety. The first article is an overview of anxiety, the second looks at a relaxation program for elementary and middle school students, the third discusses how a student...
teenage boy showing stress
Posted on Tuesday, December 4, 2018
The number of students who experience anxiety has reached alarming rates. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 32% of adolescents have been diagnosed with anxiety. The National College Health Assessment reports that 64% of...
girl meditating serene location
Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2018
By Erin Brewer Take a deep breath in, and a long breath out. Take a moment to notice how you feel, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Feel your feet on the floor. Whether seated or standing, allow your shoulders to track over your hips and...

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COLLEGE PREP

 
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Posted on Friday, June 22, 2018
Read more posts about Navigating the College Admissions Process for Students with Learning Disabilities.  Most colleges accept both SAT and ACT test scores. Use this comparison of the two tests to decide which is best for you or your student...
student working with a college counslor
Posted on Friday, December 15, 2017
By Grace Daley When you make the transition from high school to college, many parts of life will change. Maybe you’ll go to school in a new county, province, state, or country. Certainly, your schedule will be different than anything you've...
girl smiling desk
Posted by By Suzanne Crossman on Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Read more posts about Navigating the College Admissions Process for Students with Learning Disabilities.  "Summer is a great time for students to begin the essay-writing process, when they aren't juggling academics, extracurriculars, and...

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TEACHING

 
teacher and students working
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2019
  By Donna J. Sullivan, M.A. What a surprise it was to learn that controversy regarding the teaching of beginning reading is still alive and well!  Specifically, I recently learned that what is known as the whole language philosophy is still...
jennie smith brock
Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2018
By Jennie Smith-Brock, M.S. It’s day eight of kindergarten in a public school in New England and the students are putting out their arms like the wings of airplanes " /nnnnnnnnn/," whisking ants off their arms " /aaaaa/," and puffing out candles...
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...

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