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LATEST POSTS

 
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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...
parent and child doing homework at table.
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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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...
girl in science class STEM
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 by Bob Broudo, Headmaster Landmark School on Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Part One of a Five-Part Series, What Is a Language-Based Learning Disability? We KNOW that the awareness of dyslexia and Language-Based Learning Disabilities (LBLD) began around 1900 with observations of children who appeared “normal” and could...
young women marching protesting
Posted by By Natalie Tamburello on Thursday, August 17, 2017
When you think about social movements that you learned about growing up, what do you remember? What do you see in your mind’s eye? For a moment, reflect on your experience when you learned about the civil rights movement. Were you sitting at your...
girl holding books in field
Posted by By Brooke Williams on Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Being dyslexic is part of who I am. I don't hide it or neglect it. I embrace it. The academic life people with language-based learning disabilities endure and how we fight back. In second grade, I started to realize I was a pretty bad reader....

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SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL
TOPICS

 
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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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Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Submitted by Donna Hicks, Ph.D. After working in the field of international conflict resolution for nearly 20 years, I decided to take some time off in order to write about what I felt was a missing link in our understanding of conflict. No matter...
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Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2013
Submitted by: Jane B. Ross Anxiety is a feeling of fear.  Anxiety is a common response to ambiguity; when we don’t know what’s happening or we don’t know how to respond.  Anxiety is nature’s way of helping us deal with difficult situations. This...

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COLLEGE PREP

 
 
 
 

TEACHING

 
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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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Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013
Submitted by Ariel Martin-Cone  I was asked to write this blog piece about teaching tolerance, but I want to start by changing some vocabulary. Teaching tolerance promotes that idea that you just need to put up with something you don't particularly...
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Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Submitted by Bill Barrett Although it is almost 16 years ago, I can still remember the feeling I had entering my first public school teaching job.  I was hired to teach four sections of 9th grade Civics classes and one section of an 11th grade...

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