How to Help a Child Who is LD (Learns Differently)

Schools often assign students to learning groups. It doesn’t take kids long to figure out who belongs to which group. Like them, I understood who belonged to the butterfly group when I was a child (the smart kids) – and those who were caterpillars (kids who...

Teachers Need Permission to Teach

“I’m exhausted,” exclaimed a teacher as she exited an eight-hour training session at her school. “Enough of the workshops already. When am I ever going to get permission to teach?” Most teachers welcome opportunities to learn more about...

Guardian Angel in the Classroom

“I want to do something splendid … Something heroic or wonderful that won’t be forgotten after I’m dead,” wrote Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women.   I read Little Women in 1968; 100 years after it was first published. “A significant emotional event can be the...

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