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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 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 on Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Submitted by Dr. Matthew H. Schneps There has been a lot of talk in recent years about "brain-based" learning, and the role neuroscience plays in education. It makes sense to think this way because when we learn cells grow, connect, disconnect, or...

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Posted on Sunday, May 15, 2016
By Gail Kent Homework: Importance and Procedures for Success Ever have difficulty figuring out how to help your child with homework? Why is homework so important anyway? Homework is used to reinforce skills and information learned during class...
Posted on Friday, April 8, 2016
How to get your child chatting: beyond “How was your day?” By Linda Gross, M.A., CCC-SLP It’s a fact: parents want to know about their child’s day. We want to know about their classes, their social life, and what they ate for lunch. Children...
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Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2016
By Kimberly Hildebrandt as the summation of an interview with Beth Jamieson In March, the Boston Globe announced its Scholastic Art Awards.  I was blown away by the technical skill and visual expression, but even more so for the depth conveyed...

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