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How to Make Every Grade More Like Kindergarten

Authors: National Public Radio

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In his new book, MIT professor Mitchel Resnick lays out a vision for encouraging creative thinking, based on his research into what he calls Lifelong Kindergarten.

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“Do I Have an Executive Function Deficit?”

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Authors: ADDitude.com

Executive functions refer to the cognitive and mental abilities that help people get things done. They direct actions, control behavior, and motivate us to achieve our goals and prepare for future events.

When a person’s executive functions fail, he has trouble analyzing, planning, organizing, scheduling, and completing...

Inattention, Explained

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Authors: ADDitude.com

Brain networks — the way the different regions of the brain communicate — work differently for people with ADHD. That impacts inattention, impulsivity, and emotional regulation.

Inattention, a primary symptom of ADHD, may bring a shortage of focus — or an abundance. Why?

In this video, learn what...

Research Shows Spanish Speakers Take Longer To Learn English. Why?

Authors: National Public Radio

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A recent study emphasizes what researchers have noted for years: As children, Spanish-speaking English learners take longer to become proficient than nearly any other group. Here are theories why.

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The Most Popular High School Plays And Musicals

Authors: National Public Radio

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The Wizard of Oz is in and Mary Poppins is out, that's according to Dramatics magazine's high school theater rankings for 2016-2017. The magazine has been publishing its list since 1938.

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“My Hyperinactive Boy and His Hidden ADHD”

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Authors: ADDitude.com

By the time our oldest son turned two, we knew Isaac was hyperactive. He demonstrated all the classic signs: high energy, inattention, and impulsivity. He was the kid running around parking lots pulling the door handles on all the cars. Our youngest son, Jayden, is nothing like this.

Jayden is (and always has been) one cool...

Trust Risk Management Services for SLP Liability Insurance

Authors: The School Speech Therapist

Sep 15, 2017 byTeresa Sadowski MA CCC-SLP

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I just want to say thank you to Trust Risk Management Services for your continued support of my blog The School Speech Therapist the past 3 years. Trust Risk Management Services provides liability insurance for SLPs with comprehensive coverage and reasonable rates. I...

It only took 7 years!

Authors: Burgeoning School Psychologist

Since I started working as a school psychologist, I would start the new school year armed with a shiny new process I planned to use to tackle my caseload. Great new plans founded on ideas from summer readings on time management and productivity would be beautifully executed, only to fall apart like a house of...

In The Age Of Screen Time, Is Paper Dead?

Authors: National Public Radio

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What does the push for digital classrooms mean for that oldest and simplest of touch screens: a plain old sheet of paper?

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Harvey, Irma, DACA And Campus Sexual Assault

Authors: National Public Radio

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It was a busy week in education. Here's our roundup from the hurricane-hit regions, from Washington and across the country.

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Brain Stimulation for Children with Learning Difficulties?

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Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

Applying a brain stimulation method, which was previously suggested to enhance mathematical learning in healthy adults, may improve the performance of children with mathematical learning difficulties, according to an exploratory study by researchers from the universities of Oxford and...

'You See In Their Eyes The Fear': DACA Students Face An Uncertain Future

Authors: National Public Radio

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About 800,000 young people had signed up for the DACA program. Now their education and work permits are at risk as President Trump hands the issue to Congress.

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These Oklahoma City Schools Are Named For Confederate Generals ... Or Are They?

Authors: National Public Radio

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Oklahoma City school leaders announced they wanted the community to decide whether to change the names of four schools, only to find that some important details about the schools may be lost to time.

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