October 2, 2010

We often think of spring as a time of renewal. Trees are budding, animals come out of hibernation, and people shed a few layers of clothing to step outside for some extra daylight. Rather than in spring, autumn is the time when parents, teachers, and students have the...

October 1, 2010

Can sustained silent reading help children with reading disabilities? Generally, yes. But overemphasizing it can shortchange them.

Many schools involve struggling readers in some form of sustained silent reading. In such programs, all students, including struggling read...

October 1, 2010

Data and technology support all that I do in my daily work as a school administrator (and it has for quite some time now). With increased accountability, the ongoing need for technology in schools is tantamount to our success (both teachers and students). In my early d...

Behavioral problems are correlated with academic difficulties (Todd, Horner, Sugai, & Colvin, 1999). Additionally, children with anti-social behaviors often experience a high co-occurrence with academic and social deficits. For children with learning disabilities (LD),...

October 1, 2010

The multiple benefits of positive mother-child relationships have been identified through research. These benefits include increased academic achievement (Pianta & Harbers, 1996) and safeguards from the effects of an impoverished environment (NICHD ECCRN, 2002). Resear...

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