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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...
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...

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LEARNING

 
girl reading at desk with teacher
Posted on Monday, February 25, 2019
By Meghan Sebens Reading is an integral part of our culture and has been for many millennia. While our social and academic lives are constantly infused with reading, this ability does not develop innately. ​The ability to read is shaped by the...
steamworks at landmark high school
Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2018
By Carl Gasowski Walking into the STEAMworks Technology Department in the school where I teach, one might see a student working on a computer-controlled wood carving, or perhaps constructing and programming a drone, or maybe even composing and...
boy reading
Posted by By Joanna A. Christodoulou on Tuesday, May 30, 2017
"Reading must be integrated into summer activities." Reading activities during the summer can play an important role in helping students maintain their reading skills. Summer slump, or the potential for academic skills to regress during school...

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LEARNING DISABILITIES

 
Nadine Gaab
Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2017
This is part four of the five-part series, What Is a Language-Based Learning Disability?  Originally published on the International Dyslexia Association website, Feb. 2017 A diagnosis of developmental dyslexia in elementary school is primarily...
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Posted by By Christine Ozahowski on Thursday, November 2, 2017
This is part three of the five-part series, What Is a Language-Based Learning Disability?   We know that 15%–20% of the population has a Language-Based Learning Disability (LBLD), such as dyslexia, and that students with LBLDs learn differently...
boy learning at table
Posted by By Melody O’Neil on Thursday, October 26, 2017
This is part two of the five-part series, What Is a Language-Based Learning Disability?  Language-Based Learning Disabilities (LBLDs) refer to an array of difficulties related to the understanding or processing of both spoken and written language...

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SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL
TOPICS

 
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Posted on Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Submitted by Stephanie Johnston All parents worry, but parents of children who learn differently worry a lot more.  From the time our son started school we worried.  There were vague worries: why isn’t he able to learn, respond promptly, organize...
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Posted on Friday, January 31, 2014
By Brandi-Lin Ebersole School is a place we learn facts, methods, and grow our skills. When a teacher sits down to write a lesson she thinks, “how am I going to get them to understand my subject matter?”, “What tools can I use to do this?” and “How...
Posted on Thursday, October 10, 2013
Submitted by Rachel Urbonas, Landmark School Senior, writing to the late J.D. Salinger after having read The Catcher in the Rye Dear Mr. Salinger, When I was first assigned your novel, The Catcher in the Rye, I was expecting another bland piece of...

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COLLEGE PREP

 
 
 
 

TEACHING

 
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Posted on Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Submitted by Vanessa Rodriguez We’ve been hearing long, loud, and numerous complaints about the state of education and the need for radical reform of our educational system. We’ve heard about the limitations of high stakes standardized testing and...
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Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Dr. Jessie Voigts from Wandering Educators recently reviewed Landmark360 expert blogger Vanessa Rodriguez’s latest release, The Teaching Brain: An Evolutionary Trait at the Heart of Education. Below you will find a brief review and interview with...
pencil sketch of learning process
Posted on Thursday, January 15, 2015
By Adam Hickey, Ed.M, M.S. Ed. The Landmark School Outreach Program has a long and storied history of extending Landmark School’s influence beyond the campuses of Manchester and Prides Crossing. Although charged through its mission to empower...

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