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13 Simple Ways to Practice Addition and Subtraction

13 Simple Ways to Practice Addition and Subtraction

In my day, we just memorized math. I don’t know that I ever really truly understood much of what math was nor was I able to compute higher-level skills until I started teaching math and learned how to be flexible with numbers. Flexibility with numbers is a key foundational skill for young learners and those […]

02/03/2021 | By More
9 Surprising Clues Of Dyslexia in Children

9 Surprising Clues Of Dyslexia in Children

Will Your Child Grow Out of His Reading Difficulty or Is It Dyslexia? Are you worried your child’s slow start to reading might indicate dyslexia? Is your older child struggling with reading, but you are not sure how serious it is? Should you act now or will your child’s reading difficulties most likely resolve naturally? We all know […]

01/29/2021 | By More
Ellen Woodward and the Women Who Brought Literacy to Southern Families

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 […]

01/23/2021 | By More
Scientists May Have Found the Real Cause of Dyslexia—And a Way to Treat It

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. […]

01/14/2021 | By More
Dyslexia and Working Memory Go Hand in Hand—How to Help Students Remember More

Dyslexia and Working Memory Go Hand in Hand—How to Help Students Remember More

Samantha Cleaver on October 9, 2019 Brought to you by Learning Ally As teachers, we know that when students have certain abilities, they’re better prepared for school and life. Working memory is one of those things. We know it when we see it: Students are organized, know exactly what to do after you’ve given directions, and are […]

01/11/2021 | By More
How Testing Kids For Skills Can Hurt Those Lacking Knowledge

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 […]

12/30/2020 | By More
Happy Holidays – Merry Christmas 2020

Happy Holidays – Merry Christmas 2020

12/20/2020 | By More
Digital Text is Changing How Kids Read—Just Not in the Way That You Think

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 […]

12/16/2020 | By More
35 DIY CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS FOR HOME, DO IT YOURSELF EASY CRAFTS

35 DIY CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS FOR HOME, DO IT YOURSELF EASY CRAFTS

Here are 35 of the best DIY Christmas decorations ideas to make for yourself and treasure forever. Nothing is more heart-warming than a homemade crafted Christmas decoration made with love. HOMEMADE CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS We always try and make at least one batch of homemade Christmas decorations at home each year, so we’ve built up quite a collection […]

12/07/2020 | By More
5 Lessons Learned From Online Teaching

5 Lessons Learned From Online Teaching

I’m a San Marino High School social studies teacher with more than 30 years of face-to-face, in the classroom, teaching experience. I’m also someone who has acquired a great deal of online teaching experience. As you begin to venture into the world of online teaching this fall, here are some important lessons I’ve learned. You […]

12/01/2020 | By More