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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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The Ladybug Known as “Lil”

11/11/2020 | By More
The Ladybug Known as “Lil”

ADA has endorsed another award-winning rhyming story picture book by Robert Z. Hicks, “The Ladybug Known as Lil”.  The story has the flavor of  the wild west in the pumpkin patch.  Ant bursts in the door of the Pumpkin Club to warn the bugs that aphids are invading the garden, and on their way to […]

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Dyslexia and the Brain

11/11/2020 | By More
Dyslexia and the Brain

Researchers are continually conducting studies to learn more about the causes of dyslexia, early identification of dyslexia, and the most effective treatments for dyslexia. Developmental dyslexia is associated with difficulty in processing the orthography (the written form) and phonology (the sound structure) of language. As a way to understand the origin of these problems, neuroimaging studies have examined brain […]

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Humans are born with brains ‘prewired’ to see words: Study finds connections to language areas of the brain

11/03/2020 | By More
Humans are born with brains ‘prewired’ to see words: Study finds connections to language areas of the brain

Source:  Ohio State University Humans are born with a part of the brain that is prewired to be receptive to seeing words and letters, setting the stage at birth for people to learn how to read, a new study suggests. Analyzing brain scans of newborns, researchers found that this part of the brain — called […]

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Why Are Some Bilingual People Dyslexic in English but Not Their Other Language?

10/23/2020 | By More
Why Are Some Bilingual People Dyslexic in English but Not Their Other Language?

Featured Neuroscience October 9, 2020   Summary: The characteristics of language structure and writing system may explain why some bilingual people are dyslexic in English, but not in their other proficient language. Source: Brunel University In the English-speaking world, dyslexia is a learning disorder we’re all familiar with – if we don’t have it ourselves or have […]

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What Do We Mean When We Talk About STEM?

10/20/2020 | By More
What Do We Mean When We Talk About STEM?

WeAreTeachers STEM might win the award for the most talked about education buzzword of the last 10 years or so. It’s gotten to the point where, similar to the organic and low fat labels in the food industry, STEM could mean very little if you see it on toys or educational products. So how do we talk […]

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