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Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2019
This is the first post in a three-part series about bullying. The second article outlines the warning signs of bullying and the third discusses the legal implications when a student is accused of bullying. By Erin Herzeelle Over the past several...
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Posted on Monday, March 25, 2019
By Helene Dionne, Ph.D., and Laura Polvinen, LICSW "I tried very hard to be normal…I tried to hide as much as I could…You think you go day by day…but…it’s like every day is a full lifetime. And it’s like, 'Oh my god! I have to get through this......
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Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2019
This is the fifth post in a five-part series about students, stress, and anxiety. The first article is an overview of anxiety, the second looks at a relaxation program for elementary and middle school students, the third discusses how a student...

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Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2014
Submitted by Dana Allara The theme music to the preschool years is a seemingly never-ending chorus of “Why Mommy? Why? Mommy, why?” Young children are passionate explorers who seek out understanding and revel in the wonders of their world—they...
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Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2014
By Nicole Subik Why is it that many of us view asking for help as a sign of failure? If you are traveling from Point A to Point B and stop to ask for directions along the way, does that mean that you failed? Didn’t you make it to Point B? I call...
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Posted on Friday, April 26, 2013
Submitted by Annie Murphy Paul The idea that students have particular “learning styles”—visual, auditory, kinesthetic, etc. — is a popular and persistent one despite the lack of scientific evidence to support it. (For a great summary of the...

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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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Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Recently, we spoke to Dean Bragonier, founder of Noticeability, a nonprofit enabling students with dyslexia to cultivate their strengths and providing tools to the adults that serve them. Dean will also be addressing our graduates and families at...

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