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by Bruce Deitrick Price posted 5 years 4 months ago to School Improvement

One fascinating thing about education is that everyone has an analysis or a miracle cure.Even when correct, however, a lot of these theories seem to me superficial. They don’t deal with the deep-down pathologies. If we’re seeing really bad results, can’t you usually be pretty sure there’s a really bad idea down there somewhere? Rushing in where angels might fear to tread,... continue reading

by klmiller posted 5 years 4 months ago to Homework and Study Skills

There are about as many nerve cells in the brain as there are stars in the Milky Way galaxy.  The unique set of connections between neurons that each of us develops determines how we view the world, shapes our future experiences, and indeed, determines who we are.  Successful students have developed rich, connected networks of neurons.  Many factors encourage neurons to branch and... continue reading

by klmiller posted 5 years 4 months ago to Autism

The incidence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has increased to the alarming rate of approximately 1 in 100, and in some areas of the country, as many as 1 in 67 males are afflicted with the condition. ASD is a related group of neurodevelopmental disorders including autism, Asperger’s syndrome, Rett’s syndrome, childhood disintegrative syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder... continue reading

by klmiller posted 5 years 4 months ago to Special Education

Max had dreamed of going to college ever since his father told him, “Everyone in our family goes to college.” Max related well to people. They trusted him. He had a head for business. His manner inspired confidence. Max wanted to major in business. But, in order to be admitted to business college, he needed to pass a statistics class. Max began to have problems in math in first grade... continue reading

by klmiller posted 5 years 4 months ago to Parent Involvement

Concerned parents frequently ask how they can help their children become smarter, more successful learners. The surprising news is that research in the area of human emotions provides a blueprint for the kinds of parenting techniques that increase children’s intelligence! Because of the way the brain is wired, emotional states run our lives, whether we like it or not. Emotional states are... continue reading

by klmiller posted 5 years 4 months ago to Special Education

It was a hot, sticky afternoon in Mrs. Hall’s 5th grade classroom.  The students were sleepy and Mrs. Hall was convinced they weren’t paying attention.  Mrs. Hall knew that listening is an active, conscious process that has a huge impact on learning.  She realized there were strategies she could use to wake up the students’ brains, interest and ability to listen.... continue reading

by klmiller posted 5 years 4 months ago to Parent Involvement

Too often children and parents experience dissatisfaction and disillusionment in the educational process.  Parents can feel frustrated in their efforts to help their child succeed.  How can parents help their child be successful and find joy in learning?  Parents can help their children thrive in school, and in life, by having realistic expectations of their children’s... continue reading

by gadgeteer posted 5 years 4 months ago to Social Studies

     Debating current issues is a great way to develop a student’s critical thinking skills and maximize student participation in the classroom.  Successful debates involve the selection of audience centered topics.  In preparation for the debates students utilize research from library databases and the internet.  On the day of the debate students should... continue reading

by klmiller posted 5 years 4 months ago to Special Education

Children who live with failure experience negative feelings such as shame, isolation, and anger. These students need guidance to develop personal skills that support their success. According to research conducted by the Frostig Center in Pasadena, six personal attributes form the core characteristics that contribute to success for special needs students. Successful individuals do not... continue reading

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