Posts Tagged: learning disabilities

Weekend Wisdom via Understood.Org

I’m excited to be part of another Experts Live! event called Weekend Wisdom via Understood.Org. As part of their #StartSchoolStrong campaign, they have a month of online events to help caregivers help their kids be successful in the new school year. I am honored to be part of a Weekend Wisdom discussion on extracurricular activities. Unfortunately, some students… 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!

Guest Blog: 5 Google Tools to Support All Levels of Reading

In order to reach different types of readers, I’ve submitted some guest blogs to other sites. More means more feedback, and more information dissemination about tools and best practices I’m passionate about. I am honored to be featured on the Emerging EdTech blog (by Kelly Walsh). Read my guest blog: 5 Google Tools to Support All… Read more »

Response to the ILA Research Advisory on Dyslexia

It’s been almost a week since someone shared the International Literacy Association’s Research Advisory paper on Dyslexia on one of the listservs I’m on. I am not 100% satisfied with my response, but I am 1 person doing this in my spare time not a whole panel of experts, and I still feel that I have… 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 »

YouTube Tips for Teachers

Click here to Tweet this article   YouTube is an incredibly useful tool – it can explain information, it can explore worlds that children have never seen, it can increase engagement (don’t get me started on schools that block YouTube). Approach videos the same way you would any other text: with Close Reading (or Close Viewing?). As with… Read more »

Growth Mindset and Learning Differences

I’ve been tinkering around with my thoughts about growth mindset for a while when I read this Salon article by Alfie Kohn about the Perils of Growth Mindset last summer. For me, the main argument was that we shouldn’t simply be encouraging kids to “try harder,” when there are systemic problems within our education system. Relatedly, he argues that… Read more »