Is Your Student Receiving Formative Assessments?

“You got a C?…are you kidding me!  I didn’t know you were struggling in this class!”   Parents, too often, you find yourselves in this position—my child is struggling and I didn’t even know it. You may have studied your child’s progress on the school website, cancelled plans for extensive homework assignments, even called in… Continue reading

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3 Keys for achieving goals with confidence 

Our confidence rises when we achieve success in something.  However, success is not always easy to measure.  An effective approach for building confidence is by developing challenging goals that are easier to measure.  For example, a goal could be to learn a particular skill.  This can further be broken into segments with measurable outcomes, i.e.… Continue reading

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5 Tips to Improve Critical Thinking Skills

Live long enough and you will understand that the entire life is full of making decisions.  Those decisions are often followed by actions which directly impact the outcomes we seek.  Therefore, achieving desired outcomes depends on making good decisions which require critical thinking skills.   Critical thinking is a valuable skill that anyone can improve… Continue reading

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The Neuroscience of Learning Disabilities

When people think of the words “learning disabilities,” they think of words like a child who learns differently or slow learner.  These words occurred possibly earlier within the history of learning disabilities.  The reason is because the general public and educators did not understand the special and different ways in which students learn.  In the… Continue reading

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Tips for succeeding with ADHD?

It was the third grade. I remember little of the doctor’s visits and even less of my immediate reaction, but I do remember the medicine. Ritalin, which is prescribed commonly for what is called ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder soon came in little bottles. I remember taking them and feeling different. I had a… Continue reading

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