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LATEST POSTS


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Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2020
By Beth Swan Many parents are struggling with stress and anxiety amid the historic COVID-19 pandemic era as home education has been thrust upon them, forcing many to take career-altering steps back and drastically change their routines. Focus on...
father and son doing homework
Posted on Thursday, August 13, 2020
“Homework sucks!” I am sure you have heard this before. So have I. I have heard it from students who would like to be doing anything other than more schoolwork. And I have heard it from parents who feel that homework is driving a wedge between...
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Posted by By J. Birch on Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Technology has become an increasingly essential part of modern education. With the Covid-19 pandemic that has prompted widespread remote learning, it seems more likely than ever that the digital age will bring in a new era of education, one that...

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LEARNING


boy reading
Posted by By Joanna A. Christodoulou on Tuesday, May 30, 2017
"Reading must be integrated into summer activities." Reading activities during the summer can play an important role in helping students maintain their reading skills. Summer slump, or the potential for academic skills to regress during school...
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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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LEARNING DISABILITIES


Bob Broudo Headmaster Landmark School
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


three girls looking at book
Posted by By Abigail McFee on Friday, July 14, 2017
Every summer, struggling readers in first through fourth grade participate in Tufts University’s Summer Reading Program for a month of remediation—and empowerment. Some skip through the door, seemingly filled with mirth at the idea of their...
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Posted on Thursday, May 5, 2016
By Linda Gross, M.A., CCC-SLP In recognition of May Is Better Hearing and Speech Month here are some classroom tips to help students. While these tips are meant for the classroom, they can be applied in almost any setting. Avoid asking, “Do...
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Posted on Friday, February 26, 2016
By Kimberly Hildebrandt If you are an educator, you have probably heard of the Flipped Classroom. It is all the rage right now, and for good reason. The concept is simple, though the implementation can be quite varied. Here’s the big idea:...

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