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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
Close the Learning Gap: Learnedy now for free!

Close the Learning Gap: Learnedy now for free!

CLOSE THE LEARNING GAP: Just because one should / must stay at home at the moment does not mean that learning and practicing should also stop! The Dyslexia Research Center has 25 years of experience with distance learning and, in cooperation with the American Dyslexia Association, wants to help parents to design meaningful lessons for […]

11/27/2020 | By More
Dyslexic Thinkers Aren’t Disabled Thinkers

Dyslexic Thinkers Aren’t Disabled Thinkers

In the world of reading, we know oral language is mapped on to symbols we recognize as the alphabet. This is a sound-symbol relationship. When an individual struggles to grasp this relationship, the label of ‘dyslexia’ is often applied, implying a learning disability. This approach assumes everyone thinks and processes incoming information alike. What if […]

11/17/2020 | By More
Advent Calendar 2020

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

11/17/2020 | By More
The Ladybug Known as “Lil”

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 […]

11/11/2020 | By More