As an occupational therapist and assistive technology specialist for Florida's Alachua County Public Schools, Elisa Wern works with students who have various learning disabilities — such as dyslexia, dyscalculia or a lack of executive...
One day, Adam Holman decided he was fed up with trying to cram knowledge into the brains of the high school students he taught. They weren't grasping the physics he was teaching at the level he knew they were capable of, so he decided...
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is one of the most common psychiatric disorders in children in the United States. In fact, about 11 percent, or 6.4 million children, ages 4 to 7, have ADHD, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Children with...
Kelli Sandman-Hurley, a contributor for Reading Today Online, writes: "I would like to introduce you to Jennifer. Jennifer is in the eighth grade and earning good grades — no, she is getting great grades. According to her teachers she is a nice, compliant, intelligent...
Children of the information age are inundated with written words streaming across smartphone, tablet and laptop screens. A new study says that preschoolers should be encouraged to write at a young age — even before they make their first step into a classroom.
Maurice Elias, a contributor for Edutopia, writes: "In the November 2014 issue of Phi Delta Kappan, I wrote an article on how social-emotional skills can boost implementation of the Common Core. I want to share two key points from that article in this blog post and also...
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