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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...
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Posted by By Dan Ahearn on Wednesday, May 8, 2019
This is the third post in a three-part series about bullying. The first article defines bullying and the second article outlines the warning signs of bullying. As discussed in an earlier post by Elizabeth Englander, the essential nature of...
mother with daughter upset bullying
Posted by By Elizabeth Englander, PhD on Friday, April 26, 2019
This is the second post in a three-part series about bullying. The first article defines bullying and the third discusses the legal implications when a student is accused of bullying. If you were to pick up an advice column about recognizing the...

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LEARNING

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Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2015
Submitted by Caleb Koufman When most people imagine the extracurriculars offered at a school for students with language-based learning disabilities​, such as dyslexia​, debate club is usually not among them. Just like any presumptions about their...
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Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2015
By Tristan Whitehouse Not all classrooms need walls — or proper floors for that matter. What they do need is people willing to learn together through exploration. Over the past decade, outdoor education programs have grown in prevalence throughout...
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Posted on Monday, January 26, 2015
By Edward Hallowell, M.D., Ed.D.  Learning with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is difficult, at best. I know because I have both ADHD and dyslexia. A phrase that I have come up with that I think best exemplifies what it is like...

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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...
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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...
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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
ISSUES

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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...
Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Submitted by Robert James Campbell, Ed.D., CPHIMS, CPEHR I am always taken aback when a student or colleague asks if I can teach them how to meditate their stress away using mindfulness meditation practices.  Immediately, I recall something my...

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COLLEGE PREP

TEACHING

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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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Posted on Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Submitted by Bob Broudo Being “peaceful,” or at least making the effort to become peaceful, is often associated with the holidays. However, the arrival of the holidays this year (2012) was accompanied by horrific visions of school violence that...

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