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Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2019
By: Regina G. Richards This is the second installment of a multi-part series about helping children manage homework. The first post is about establishing good habits creating an optimal learning environment and the third motivation and tools. This...
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Posted on Thursday, September 19, 2019
By Regina G. Richards This is the first installment of a multi-part series about helping children manage homework. The second post covers strategies, organization, and dealing with fatigue, and the third motivation and tools. This article...
student with book smiling at teacher
Posted on Friday, July 12, 2019
By Donell Pons When my son was in second grade, it became apparent he was not going to read without serious intervention.  His speech was not delayed, but he was completely unaware of rhyme, the sound-to-letter relationship eluded him, and almost...

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LEARNING

 
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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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LEARNING DISABILITIES

 
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Posted on Tuesday, January 12, 2016
By Janet Thibeau For years, students with disabilities have been denied accommodations when taking the LSAT exam, even when they’ve submitted the proper paperwork. This year, that’s changed, and not just for the LSAT, but for all national...
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Posted on Friday, November 13, 2015
By Barbara L’Italien Children with dyslexia often go without the essential support they need in order to succeed in our traditional public schools. Although research shows that when students with dyslexia get the method of instruction early in...
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Posted on Tuesday, October 6, 2015
By Nicole Mitsakis "You have to do the right thing...You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result." —Mohandas K. Gandhi The quote above explains the very personal and passionate commitment I...

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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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