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LATEST POSTS


black lives matter protest
Posted on Tuesday, September 15, 2020
By Ariel Martin-Cone Members of the Landmark High School administration crafted a thoughtful and meaningful explanation of the Black Lives Matter and Blue Lives Matter movements for the student body. The article provides clarifying examples that...
elementary students meditating
Posted on Monday, September 14, 2020
This is the second post in a five-part series about students, stress, and anxiety. The first article is an overview of anxiety, the third discusses how a student learned to manage her anxiety, the fourth explores how mindfulness can reduce anxiety...
girl raising hand remote class
Posted on Thursday, September 3, 2020
By Stacey Sargent and Robert Kahn Mid-March of 2020 thrust all of us into a brave new world, and parents, students, educators, and administrators worked hard to bring their expertise and experience along for the ride!  Ultimately, June arrived...

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LEARNING


boy reading
Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2019
By Katherine K. Frankel In a recent interview with Education Week, author Jacqueline Woodson, the Library of Congress's 2018­–2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, discussed her concerns about labels like “struggling reader.”...
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...

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LEARNING DISABILITIES


dyslexia graphic heritable
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...
brandi-lin ebersole headshot
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


Executive Function time management clock
Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2018
This is the first post in a five-part series about Executive Function. Each post includes downloadable templates to use at home and in the classroom. The second article is about managing materials. The third addresses managing information, the...
Executive Function Backpack calendar watch
Posted on Monday, February 26, 2018
Executive function deficits are very common among young people, especially those with ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning differences. These challenges show up as weaknesses in getting and staying organized, managing time, planning and prioritizing...
children running playing
Posted by By Melissa Davidson on Monday, July 31, 2017
Every time you see a child playing superheroes, digging in the sand, or chasing a classmate at recess, they are playing with purpose. To a casual observer, it may seem like they are just having fun and being kids. But it all has value and meaning...

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