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Livia McCoy
Help Your Kids Handle Back-to-School Anxiety

Sep 05, 2012 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Livia McCoy

    One day this week was set aside as orientation for new students at the school where I teach. Our middle school dean of students mentioned to me that he was very nervous. When I asked him if it was because he was... Read more
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We're All Different and Have Individual Learning Styles

Aug 28, 2012 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Livia McCoy, Learning Styles

As I was reading comments people posted to some of my earlier blogs, I realized how different we are from each other. This is a good thing! We need diversity in order to thrive as a society. There were several comments on my ... Read more
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How to Foster a Positive Parent-Teacher Relationship for Your Child’s Benefit

Aug 21, 2012 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Parent-Teacher Conference, Livia McCoy

A couple of weeks ago, I spent several days teaching at a new teachers’ institute. We worked together on all sorts of things new teachers need to know before beginning their careers. One of the workshops was about commu... Read more
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Have Kids Learn to Touch Type Before Going Back to School

Aug 15, 2012 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Livia McCoy, Handwriting

A friend of mine asked me, “I’ve got three more weeks of summer left before the kids go back to school. Is there anything I can do that will help Emily do better this year?” My response was, “Teach her... Read more
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Back to School after Summer Vacation—6 Ways to Help Your Child Be Ready to Learn

Aug 07, 2012 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Livia McCoy, Back to School

Let’s face it: Kids don’t come to school for the reason we would like them to! They come to school primarily to socialize and have fun. This is especially true when they’ve been off for the summer and haven... Read more
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Back to School: College Options for Students Who Struggle in School

Aug 01, 2012 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Struggling Students, Livia McCoy, College

As students prepare to go back to school, parents of those students who find middle and high school difficult may worry about their child’s future. Many students who struggle believe college is not an option for them. W... Read more
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Back-to-School Shopping: Color-Coded School Supplies Can Help With Organization

Jul 24, 2012 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Livia McCoy, Learning Disabilities, Homework

In an earlier blog post I wrote about a color-coded notebook system that helps disorganized students stay organized. Students who are visual learners benefit from using color to help them keep up with everything. Color can he... Read more
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Know Your School’s Dress Code When Shopping for Back to School

Jul 18, 2012 - Posted by Livia McCoy in School Clothes, Middle School, Livia McCoy, Back to School

Part of my responsibility at our school is to monitor what students wear, making sure they follow the dress code. Middle school students like to push the limits of the dress code; that’s expected from adolescents when t... Read more
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In Math (and In Life), Which is More Important—the Process or the Outcome?

Jul 10, 2012 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Special Education, Math, Livia McCoy, Homework, Division

I was reading an article about the state of special education in American schools. There was a statement in the article that essentially said that schools “value the process over the outcome.” I began to wonder wh... Read more
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Will Dyslexic Children Go Undiagnosed After DSM-5?

Jul 03, 2012 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Reading, Livia McCoy, Learning Disabilities

The DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) is used by doctors who diagnose learning differences like dyslexia, a developmental reading disorder. In the spring of 2013, the 5th edition of the DSM will be p... Read more