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How I Succeeded, How I Failed

In my efforts to become a more reflective educator, I’ve been trying to figure out how I succeeded, how I have failed, and more importantly, why. I intended to write one of these blog posts at the end of the school year, but that’s something I failed to do (is that irony?!). I’d actually meant… Read more »

What The Little Prince Can Teach Us About Teaching

I’ve loved The Little Prince since I was a child, and with each reading or exposure, I get something more out of it. As a kid, I’m certain I missed some of the symbolism or allegories, but I’m sure I empathized with the fact that I felt adults didn’t always understand me, or have the right… Read more »

Understood.Org Facebook Chat

Exciting news to share! I am tremendously thrilled to be an Expert on the Understood.Org site. The site has been the most consistently well-researched yet accessible (in all senses of the word) that I have come across. My first act as an honored member of this community is to be a part of an Understood.Org Facebook… Read more »

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

I wrote my first post for BAM Radio’s EdWords blog, and I’m cross-posting it below. To view the original, please click here.   With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility Teachers are superheros!  When students struggle with a task (e.g. reading), understandably, they may become unmotivated to do that task. As expected, much of the time when… Read more »

Podcast for 1 Year(s) Teaching

Hi there! Last week, I had the incredible opportunity to chat with Justin from the 1st Year(s) Teaching podcast. I had heard about the podcast because of his interview with NPR Ed writer Anya Kamenetz. We discussed common misconceptions, philosophies about teaching, and technology tools to support all learners. Listen here!

On Teaching: Polanyi’s Paradox

I was recently reading an article about ALPHAGO, the computer that’s been programmed to be the best Go player ever. In the article, the author described Polanyi’s Paradox, which can briefly be described as “know[ing] more than [you] can tell.” One example the article cited was face recognition– most humans are incredibly good at this, but we cannot… Read more »

Discussing the Results with Your Child

Congratulations! You have gone through the laborious, time-consuming (and often expensive) process of obtaining a neuropsychological evaluation for your child. Ideally, many of your questions about how your child learns best have been answered. It is essential that regardless of your child’s age that he/she is involved in the debriefing process. If for some reason,… Read more »

What to Expect from a Neuropsychological Evaluation

At this point, you may have read about the various Benefits of Obtaining a Neuropsychological Evaluation, but all of those benefits come after the process is over, so what can you expect in the lead-up to and on the day(s) of the Neuropsychological Evaluation. What to Expect from a Neuropsychological Evaluation No disability can be… Read more »

Questions to Ask Your Child’s Evaluator

You will likely have your own questions about the process of the Evaluation in addition to specific questions about your child’s thinking, learning, and behavior. Below are simply some questions that may help you decide on an evaluator, if you are seeking an Independent Educational Evaluation. Plus, the responses can be shared with your child in… Read more »

The Benefits of Obtaining a Neuropsychological Evaluation

Despite the potential cost (if a family decides to opt for an Independent Educational Evaluation) and the necessary time commitment, Neuropsychological Evaluations can be immensely helpful in helping you and your child’s teachers and support team understand how your child’s brain works, and how best to support him/her. The Benefits of Obtaining a Neuropsychological Evaluation… Read more »