November 2, 2008

When I speak to middle and high school teachers, they all express the same trepidation about the start of the school year: how am I going to meet the wide range of academic needs of all my students while teaching the curriculum? Teachers at these grade levels are chall...

November 2, 2008

Although professionals have recognized nonverbal learning disabilities (NLD) for over 30 years, there is little information on this neuropsychological disability. The lack of information comes partly from the disability not being included in the Diagnostic and Statisti...

November 2, 2008

The number of English Language Learners (ELLs) in public schools in the United States grew by about 900,000 between 1993-94 and 1999-2000 (National Center for Education Statistics, 2004), and young ELLs represented about 15 percent of all children attending public pres...

November 2, 2008

In my last columns I discussed several ideas to help establish an overall supportive environment that will encourage revision behaviors to grow and flourish in your writing classroom. I also discussed methods of creating and growing an essential element in this learnin...

November 2, 2008

In a previous column, I discussed whether to pass struggling readers who work hard to succeed, but fail their tests. This group gets far more sympathy from teachers than struggling readers who appear unmotivated to learn.

For struggling readers who fail—despite working...

November 2, 2008

Division is a complex operation, the efficient execution and use of which presupposes a considerable amount of prior knowledge and skills, such as:

  • understanding the process of distributing the items of a large set into smaller equal sets.

  • knowledge of number c...

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