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October

What is Dyslexia? Myths Debunked

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Being a teacher of students with dyslexia is a sort of role reversal. The learning curve for teachers who work with dyslexic students is tremendous, particularly the first time we have one in our class. Try having an entire class

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October

Inspiring Your Kids to Write

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A lot of ink is spilled on how to raise readers. The flip side of that literacy coin is equally important–inspiring children to write.Just like there are steps along the path to reading, including creating a print-rich environment, there are

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October

Simple Accommodations to Help Active Children Remain Focused

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Remaining focused can be challenging for some children. Over the years, I learned about and added a variety of techniques to my classroom that seemed to help active children focus. To begin, I had to recognize the needs of each

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September

Fall Into Fun with Your Family

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Fall is my absolute favorite season and it is a sensory delight for children. Whistling winds, brightly colored leaves, the scent of pumpkin pie, the cozy fleece jackets, and the taste of crisp apples, are just a few of the

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September

Life is a Balancing Act

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My two eldest are back to school and you would think I would have more time but really life is more hectic than ever with bus schedules, drop-offs and pick-ups, homework assignments, extra-curriculars, uniforms and equipment and instruments, and whatever

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August

Bridging the Gap: Home and School

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School doors are opening or are about to open all over the country. Open houses are set and children are excited to return to school. How can we as parents continue the learning that is occurring in the classroom? Parents

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August

STEM Gives Kids Roots

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STEM: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, is the “root” of our entire world. The highest paying and most in-demand careers will be in STEM-related fields. Even people who do not work in STEM fields will find themselves needing technology and

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August

The Top 3 Apps to Help Your Kids Get Ready for School

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Image courtesy of Marcus Kwan ( via Flickr Creative Commons)https://www.flickr.com/photos/aperturismo/4488285832 It’s no secret – we live in an increasingly technological age, and every day, we see headlines showing how our children are quickly growing up to be dependent on their handheld

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August

Talking to your kids about Bullying

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In most of the United States, children are heading back to school or will be, soon. As you check off your school supply and errand list, add this task: “Talk about bullying.”Bullying behavior can start as early as preschool and

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August

How to Encourage Creative Thinking in Your Children

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As a parent I often wonder, how can I embrace and encourage my children’s creativity? Over the years I have tried different things, some more successful than others. I remember when the kids were really little, the contents in the