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Posted on Thursday, September 19, 2019
By Regina G. Richards This is the first installment of a multi-part series about helping children manage homework. The second post covers strategies, organization, and dealing with fatigue, and the third motivation and tools. This article...
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Posted on Friday, July 12, 2019
By Donell Pons When my son was in second grade, it became apparent he was not going to read without serious intervention.  His speech was not delayed, but he was completely unaware of rhyme, the sound-to-letter relationship eluded him, and almost...
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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...

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LEARNING

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Posted by By Melissa Davidson on Thursday, January 26, 2017
"The gamification of learning is an educational approach to motivate students to learn by using video-game design and game elements in learning environments." Students staring off into space, sleeping at their desks, fidgeting in their chairs...
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Posted by by Melissa Davidson on Friday, September 23, 2016
“One of the things that I really strongly believe in is that we need to have more girls interested in math, science, and engineering. We’ve got half the population that is way underrepresented in those fields and that means that we’ve got a whole...
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Posted by by Danika McClure on Thursday, July 28, 2016
"Learning in an online environment is quite the adjustment if you've never experienced the platform before." Distance learning is a trend that has rapidly expanded in recent years. Reports by the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System...

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LEARNING DISABILITIES

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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...
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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
ISSUES

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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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Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2013
Submitted by Donna Hicks, Ph.D. It was pouring down rain on Friday June 7 — graduation day for the class of 2013 at Landmark High School in Beverly, MA.  This was no ordinary graduation, and the rain did not put a damper on the joy that infused...

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COLLEGE PREP

TEACHING

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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...
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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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Posted on Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Submitted by Amy Ruocco We are all faced with challenges in life, but how successfully we navigate through those challenges largely depends on how capable we view ourselves to be. Dyslexic children learn fairly early on that their peers are able...

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