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Finding Solutions to a Serious National Problem

04/09/2021 | By More
Finding Solutions to a Serious National Problem

 “Half of the incoming freshmen at our business schools are now being required to take a basic course in writing because they cannot write a presentable letter or report or proposal.” When David McCullough, twice Pulitzer Prize winner and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, learned of this situation, he called it “a serious […]

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Working Memory, the Predictor of Learning

04/04/2021 | By More
Working Memory, the Predictor of Learning

by Geoff Nixon | Dec 12, 2020 Working Memory Improves IQ and Attentiveness Most children are not getting the right kind of memory practice.  Long term memory is improved by tests – rote memorization, but it’s working memory that impacts IQ and learning capability, making it far more important Working memory is defined by the NIH as the retention of a […]

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The Benefits of Play in Cognitive Development

03/29/2021 | By More
The Benefits of Play in Cognitive Development

Editor’s note: While it may seem like a simple idea, play is fundamental to forming trust-based relationships. Play permeates the TBRI empowering, connecting, and correcting principles and as Dr. Purvis once said: “Play disarms fear, builds connectedness, and teaches social skills and competencies for life.” We’ve recently received a few questions about the benefits of […]

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Opera Singer Keith Harris Discusses Life with Dyslexia in Online Event on March 4 2021

02/28/2021 | By More
Opera Singer Keith Harris Discusses Life with Dyslexia in Online Event on March 4 2021

Putney, VT— The Landmark College Center for Neurodiversity will host an online discussion with opera singer Keith Harris on Thursday, March 4 2021 at 7 p.m. Eastern Time.   Harris’s presentation, entitled “The Gift of Dyslexia,” combines music with a message of inspiration and hope that draws from his 2019 book, The Odds Against: Finding the […]

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Ellen Woodward and the Women Who Brought Literacy to Southern Families

01/23/2021 | By More
Ellen Woodward and the Women Who Brought Literacy to Southern Families

By: Laken Brooks In 1933, Ellen Woodward (1887-1971) came to Washington, D.C. She had recently begun working with the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, but she held onto her primary passion: women’s poverty and unemployment. So when First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt hosted a White House Conference on the Emergency Needs of Women later that same year, Woodward did […]

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Scientists May Have Found the Real Cause of Dyslexia—And a Way to Treat It

01/14/2021 | By More
Scientists May Have Found the Real Cause of Dyslexia—And a Way to Treat It

Dyslexia is often described as trying to read letters as they jump around the page. Because of its connections to reading difficulties and trouble in school, the condition is often blamed on the brain. But according to a new study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the so-called learning disability may actually start in the eyes. […]

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How Testing Kids For Skills Can Hurt Those Lacking Knowledge

12/30/2020 | By More
How Testing Kids For Skills Can Hurt Those Lacking Knowledge

 (CrispyPork/iStock) Excerpted from THE KNOWLEDGE GAP by Natalie Wexler, published by Avery, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC. Copyright © 2019 by Natalie Wexler. By Natalie Wexler In 1987, two researchers in Wisconsin, Donna Recht and Lauren Leslie, constructed a miniature baseball field and installed it in an empty classroom […]

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Happy Holidays – Merry Christmas 2020

12/20/2020 | By More
Happy Holidays – Merry Christmas 2020

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Digital Text is Changing How Kids Read—Just Not in the Way That You Think

12/16/2020 | By More
Digital Text is Changing How Kids Read—Just Not in the Way That You Think

Holly Korbey Aug 21, 2018  (KQED/Kelly McLachlan)   After his bath each night, Julie Atkinson’s eight-year-old son grabs the iPad and settles into bed for some reading time through kids’ book app Epic! Though Atkinson and her husband were accustomed to reading to him, now their son explores different subjects on his own inside the […]

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Advent Calendar 2020

11/17/2020 | By More
Advent Calendar 2020

Soon it is Christmas again. The scent of (homemade) cookies and pine boughs fills the houses. Children are getting excited and are wondering what Santa will bring. To shorten the waiting time, we created an advent calendar. Every day a little Christmas quiz. HAVE FUN! The first door opens on the 1st of December

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