How to Help a Child Who is LD (Learns Differently)

Schools often assign students to learning groups. It doesn’t take kids long to figure out who belongs to which group. Like them, I understood who belonged to the butterfly group when I was a child (the smart kids) – and those who were caterpillars (kids who weren’t smart – like me). Children often use these […]

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Teachers Need Permission to Teach

“I’m exhausted,” exclaimed a teacher as she exited an eight-hour training session at her school. “Enough of the professional development already. When am I ever going to get permission to teach?” Most teachers welcome opportunities to learn more about effective instructional strategies and classroom resources. They often reach into their own pockets to purchase tools that engage students […]

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Guardian Angel in the Classroom

“I want to do something splendid … Something heroic or wonderful that won’t be forgotten after I’m dead,” wrote Louis May Alcott, author of Little Women. I read Little Women in 1968; 100 years after it was first published. Alcott explained, “A significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us and those […]

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