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Less Is More (Fulfilling): Stress-Free Ways to Purge Junk

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

Lauren, a gifted crafter and mother of two, hired me to organize her busy home. When I suggested that some weeding might be helpful, she burst into tears. Why “punish” her by recommending she get rid of her stuff? What Lauren didn’t realize is that reduction is the go-to advice that all organizers give to...

From Skyhook To STEM: Kareem Abdul Jabbar Brings The Science

Authors: National Public Radio

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The NBA's all-time leading scorer talks about the importance of STEM and his education foundation, and its support for a science camp for public school children in Los Angeles.

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Meet The 5 New Inductees Of The National Teachers Hall Of Fame

Authors: National Public Radio

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Five teachers were inducted into the National Teacher Hall of Fame this year and NPR's Claudio Sanchez sat down with them to get their take on what it means to be a teacher.

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Are Helicopter Parents Ruining Summer Camp?

Authors: National Public Radio

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In a wired world, summer camp is one of the last phone-free zones. But campers, staff and especially parents don't always appreciate the message.

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Listening Passage Preview

Evidence Based Intervention Network

Authors: Evidence Based Intervention Network

Listening Passage Preview is an intervention that can be used to increase the accuracy with which students read. It is design to increase reading fluency, but focuses more on the accuracy than the rate with which students read. The teacher or interventionist reads the previously selected passage aloud...

Phrase Drill

Evidence Based Intervention Network

Authors: Evidence Based Intervention Network

Phrase drill is an effective error correction procedure designed to provide multiple opportunities to respond and promote generalization of reading words in text. Phrase drill is addresses reading fluency, and is best for students who are able to read most words, but do so slowly. The overall goal of...

Reciprocal Teaching

Evidence Based Intervention Network

Authors: Evidence Based Intervention Network

Reciprocal Teaching is an instructional approach designed to enhance student comprehension of text. Students engage in group discussion using four strategies: summarizing, questioning, clarifying, and predicting.

The summarizer highlights the key ideas within the text. The questioner will ask questions...

The Importance of Narrative Assessments in Speech Language Pathology (Revised)

Authors: Smart Speech Therapy LLC

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A few years ago I wrote a guest post on the importance of assessing narratives for another blog. Below is a revised version of that post containing the updates with respect to the assessment of narratives.

As SLPs we routinely administer a variety of testing batteries in order to assess our students’ speech-language...

When Black Hair Violates The Dress Code

Authors: National Public Radio

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For wearing their hair in braids, two teenagers were threatened with suspension at their charter school. Similar incidents show that strict dress codes can punish students for their racial identity.

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Cell Towers At Schools: Godsend Or God-Awful?

Authors: National Public Radio

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School districts are making deals with telecom companies to build towers on school property. The agreements give schools a bump in revenue, but what do parents think? And what does the science say?

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On Education, The States Ask: Now What?

Authors: National Public Radio

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States are under the gun to meet requirements of the new federal education law. But with budget crises, new regulations and a whole lot of uncertainty, many say the road ahead is far from clear.

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