Tag archives for jessica Reischel

Child Diet and Learning Disabilities

It's becoming impossible to deny that our behavior and well being is affected by what we eat. Below is the beginning of  an excellent article from Natural Vitality Kids:  Better Health for our Children. Learning disabilities are a common problem today and seem to be on the rise. A new article in the October 2009 issue of Behavioral and Brain Functions Read full article »

Brain Rules for Babies!

I know we are not teaching babies here at ISM but I felt this video and website could be useful to parents. John Medina, best selling author of Brain Rules also just wrote another amazing book sheding light on all the current brain research:  Brain Rules for Babies. Please check out his website here and this hilarious, laugh out loud, Read full article »

Diet Doesn’t Matter? Here’s Dr. Rita Marie’s Story

Written by Ritamarie Loscalzo on May 19, 2011 – I recently read this article online written by Dr. RitaMarie. Please check out her website and more arcticles on childrens' diets and health here. I spend my days teaching people how to achieve vibrant health, reverse disease, balance their hormones, sharpen their minds  and raise healthy kids on a nutrient dense, whole, unprocessed fresh Read full article »

Lindamood-Bell Literacy Training in Taipei

This past April Rachael Huelskamp and I had the opportunity to attend two Lindamood-Bell Literacy trainings. The trainings were held at Taipei American School. We were fortunate enough to attend Visualizing and Verbalizing, often known as V/V and Seeing Stars. We were also fortunate enough to be a part of a highly trained group of teachers from international schools in 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!