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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...
group of students at table
Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2020
By Susan Tomases The pandemic has thrown much into question, not the least of which is the value of a four-year higher education experience with a questionable future of gainful employment or the funds to pay back six-figure loans. There are an...



student reading a book outside
Posted on Sunday, May 19, 2019
By Kristine Burgess Over the school year students receive instruction that should focus on developing skills and making academic gains, but what happens when they leave school for the summer? In order to prevent regression of reading skills in...
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...



teacher and girl student working at table
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2017
What Is a Language-Based Learning Disability? Five Part Series launched the five-part series What Is a Language-Based Learning Disability? to define and explain Language-Based Learning Disabilities (LBLD), offer tips on...
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...
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...



Posted by By Kaleigh Mangiarelli on Tuesday, May 8, 2018
  Whether diagnosed or not, anxiety is something many people deal with on a daily basis. The word "anxiety" gets tossed around a lot in millennial culture, but those of us who have or feel anxiety know the great weight of the word, of the disorder...
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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...




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...