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Join our bloggers as they share their experiences on the challenges and joys of helping children succeed in school.
My last blog (about skills versus intelligence) mentioned that some parents and teachers think children are not trying when in reality they are working very hard. It is a concern that I have for struggling students, because j... Read more
Parents want to give their Kindergarten or First Grade child a "jump start" for reading and math success, but are often overwhelmed on how to do it!
Experience has taught me that there are three main skills to master. This s... Read more
One of my all-time favorite quotes that I have passed along to my kids is:
"I haven't failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." ~Thomas Edison
I think it's important for our kids to know that in school... Read more
When a child is struggling in school, we have three choices for ways to help. We can remediate, accommodate, or teach the child to compensate.
If at all possible, we should fix the problem. The best example of this is a chi... Read more
Livia McCoy has spent twenty-six years teaching science to students with language learning disabilities. In addition to teaching students daily, she trains teachers and runs workshops for teachers and parents who want to kn... Read more
This week we are pleased to have a guest blog co-authored by two professors who are specialists in the area of learning disabilities:
Howard Margolis, Ed.D., is Professor Emeritus of Reading and Special Education at the City... Read more
Remember the excitement and joy you felt when your child started to speak? Sounds led to words, words to sentences, and sentences to conversations. You encouraged their speech with interactions, imitation, questions and comm... Read more
I love the fact that the unstructured nature of summer gives kids a chance to explore, discover and experiment. When my kids were little they would spend hours in the woods in our backyard exploring, building, creating... Read more
Parenting is not always easy, especially when parenting t(w)eens. Rewarding? Yes. Easy? Hmm… think I’d go as far as saying, almost never.
But like so many things in life, sometimes we get the gr... Read more
"Wouldn’t my students love this," I thought as three little hummingbirds were feeding from my outstretched hand. I could hear the tiny bird’s distinctive hum and see their rapidly beating wings. I felt their lit... Read more