Tag archives for Education

The Unappreciated Benefits of Dyslexia

The VERY interesting below discusses a book which challenges the conception that dyslexia is disabling and the belief that the dyslexic brain is trying to do the same as a typical brain but just doing it very badly. PS - The comments at the end are worth reading! http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/09/dyslexic-advantage/   Read full article »

ADHD Back-to-School Prep: 10 Talks to Have for a Great School Year

ADHD Back-to-School Prep: 10 Talks to Have for a Great School Year The beginning of the school year is a great time to sit down and have conversations with your ADHD child and the other important people in his life to make sure you're all on the same page when it comes to managing his ADHD symptoms. As the year moves Read full article »

Special Needs Summer Education Alternatives

Courtesy of ADDitude Online Magazine Without structured educational activities during summer break, children with attention deficit (ADD/ADHD), learning disabilities, and other special needs often suffer learning loss. Try this plan for an alternative summer school to keep your child learning while still making time to have fun. As soon as school is out for the summer, our kids shove their backpacks under Read full article »

Drop the Rope

Katherine Ellison is a Pulitzer-Prize winning investigative journalist, her latest book is titled "Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention"Posted: Drop the Rope For three years after my 9-year-old son was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, I figured he was the problem. After all, I was getting constant calls from his teachers, complaining that he was misbehaving or hadn't done his homework, Read full article »

Reading Aloud to Your Children

Research shows there is no better way to prepare your child for reading successfully than to read aloud to them often –even if your child is having reading difficulties. Not only does reading aloud to your children improve their literacy skills, it creates a time for bonding with your children.   Read Jim Trelease’ Do’s and Dont’s for reading aloud to your Read full article »

Tumble Books

Tumble Books is a huge online resource of books which can be read or listened to online. Many of the books have quizzes and questions afterword to help explore children's comprehension of the book. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Brain Pop

Brain POP is the home of fun learning! This site offers student the chance to explore many aspects of the world around us in a lively and exciting way. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Dance Mat Typing

BBC School's Dance Mat Typing is THE place to go for the least boring way to learn to touch type! This site takes student's through basic typing skills via a host of fun songs and crazy characters. No passwork required!