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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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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...
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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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LEARNING


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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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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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LEARNING DISABILITIES


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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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Posted by By Elliot S. Weissbluth on Thursday, October 13, 2016
Having dyslexia doesn't mean you can't learn or be successful, but you may have to go about it a little differently. I was first diagnosed with dyslexia as a child, and then again 20 years later as an adult law school student. Dyslexia affects...
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Posted on Thursday, June 9, 2016
At Landmark School's recent commencement ceremony, graduate Matthew Pramas '16 sheds light on what it means to learn differently and reminds his classmates that it can have its advantages.  I remember sitting on the swings, 11 years ago, on a...

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SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL
TOPICS


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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 Wednesday, September 9, 2015
By Mark Drago There is an old Staples back to school commercial where the dad skips down the aisle and his kids trudge behind him as the song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” plays in the background. A totally different portrayal of the...
cursive writing on paper
Posted on Saturday, August 22, 2015
By Judy Packhem, M. Ed. Cursive writing is an endangered species these days. Left out of the Common Core State Standards, cursive is now seen as inconsequential, and even obsolete, by some in the education community. This is distressing to me,...
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Posted on Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Submitted by Vanessa Rodriguez We’ve been hearing long, loud, and numerous complaints about the state of education and the need for radical reform of our educational system. We’ve heard about the limitations of high stakes standardized testing and...

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