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Dyslexia In Children: Mom And Daughter Share Their Story Of A Learning Disability Diagnosis

Dyslexia In Children: Mom And Daughter Share Their Story Of A Learning Disability Diagnosis

Commented May 27, 2013 at 12:06:31 in Parents

“Parents need to know rights and privileges when it comes to having kids tested for learning disabilities. Then they need to insist on having their kids' rights upheld in the implementation of the IEP. It's a huge effort sometimes, but what a great reward to see your child succeed and gain confidence.”
Childhood Obesity Factors: Screen Time, Sleep, 'Obesogenic' Environments Play Roles, Research Shows

Childhood Obesity Factors: Screen Time, Sleep, 'Obesogenic' Environments Play Roles, Research Shows

Commented Apr 10, 2013 at 14:03:33 in Healthy Living

“Helping the whole child means helping the whole family and ourselves.”
School Design, Classroom Layout Can Heavily Affect Student Grades, Learning: Study

School Design, Classroom Layout Can Heavily Affect Student Grades, Learning: Study

Commented Jan 4, 2013 at 13:40:33 in Education

“Once taught at a high school that looked like a prison. Didn't much care for it. Kids didn't either.”

WilmaJune on Jan 6, 2013 at 02:24:11

“Since the school looked like a prison, I assume all the students flunked.”

Natalie Worlow on Jan 4, 2013 at 15:51:46

“I went to a high school that looked like a prison. None of the classrooms had windows.”
Math Skills In Children Attributed To Motivation And Study Techniques--Not IQ Score, Study Shows

Math Skills In Children Attributed To Motivation And Study Techniques--Not IQ Score, Study Shows

Commented Jan 4, 2013 at 12:08:09 in Science

“Recent science also tells us that the effort of learning creates more synapses. The key of incorporating social and emotional learning can a good math student make.”
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Why First-Year STEM Girls Attend Women's Colleges

Commented Aug 29, 2013 at 16:07:49 in College

“I earned a BA in English from Mount St. Mary's College (not STEM, sorry.) Best decision I ever made. I could concentrate, and continue to learn from the best female role models ever: The Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet.”
To the Author of the Anonymous Note Left on My Car Window

To the Author of the Anonymous Note Left on My Car Window

Commented Aug 27, 2013 at 14:28:37 in Parents

“I'm so sorry this happened to you and your girls.”
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Autism, Sensitivity and Hip-Hop Culture

Commented Jul 19, 2013 at 14:15:45 in Entertainment

“Our country needs to more clearly define what is hate speech and what liberties are allowed in freedom of speech.”
Have American Parents Got It All Backwards?

Have American Parents Got It All Backwards?

Commented Jun 7, 2013 at 13:25:22 in Parents

“I do agree with your precepts. Many of these ideas involve companionship of family members and asserting a sense of empowerment in the kids. Especially relaying the fact that they are necessary in the family, obligations to fulfill, is an important and needed element. Vital closeness like this takes commitment, effort, and honesty from family.”
Autism and Empathy

Autism and Empathy

Commented May 17, 2013 at 23:50:28 in Impact

“Just because a person doesn't react with the same affect doesn't mean they aren't caring. I've taught Special Education for many years, and the autistic kids were some of the most caring and sensitive.”
Dear Less-Than-Perfect Mom

Dear Less-Than-Perfect Mom

Commented Apr 30, 2013 at 13:56:44 in Parents

“Thank you. Mom guilt is pandemic and ridiculous. As the mom of young adults, I have realized we are just people. Not Supermater or Wondermom. Just a lady who loves her kids 24/7 year after year, decade after decade and works really, really hard to be her best for her kids every day forever.”
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A Warning to Young People: Don't Become a Teacher

Commented Apr 14, 2013 at 18:54:42 in Politics

“I agree that teaching is frequently a low paying, thankless job considering the personal sacrifice and amount of education needed to be credentialed. Switching to teach Special Ed., I found it even more so. But I suspect teachers are born, not created, and most of us not only come from a long line of teachers (nature) but find the availability of the position ubiquitous (nurture.) My concern is for teachers who are overwhelmed by school circumstances, burned out, or find themselves with a credential and a class of seventh graders and really, I mean really, have to get out of there. Our noble profession, and it is that, needs to hang tough together. And that is something in my long career I have seldom seen.”
Top 10 Ways I Was A Perfect Mom Until I Had Kids

Top 10 Ways I Was A Perfect Mom Until I Had Kids

Commented Apr 10, 2013 at 13:39:57 in Parents

“Truly funny and honest. My contribution: We will be organized and get library books back on time, etc. Reality: We built the new library in our town with our overdue fines.”
When Good Parents Grow Ugly

When Good Parents Grow Ugly

Commented Apr 4, 2013 at 12:47:27 in Parents

“That's why forgiveness is tough--forgiving ourselves.”
California School Funding: Jerry Brown To Pursue Sweeping Overhaul

California School Funding: Jerry Brown To Pursue Sweeping Overhaul

Commented Jan 4, 2013 at 16:21:21 in San Francisco

“I am proud of us (the California voters, that is.) We actually raised our own taxes to invest in our greatest resource for the future: our kids and their education. I received a California State Scholarship--I say Uncle Ronnie put me through school--Ronnie Regan. And I've taught over 20 years,K-12 Special Education and General Education in the public school system here in California. Let's continue the tradition of investing in the future by investing in those who will be there...our kids.”
Sandy Hook Elementary School Students Face First Day Of Classes Since Shooting

Sandy Hook Elementary School Students Face First Day Of Classes Since Shooting

Commented Jan 3, 2013 at 17:28:50 in Education

“It appears there is much thoughtful and caring treatment for the students and staff of Sandy Hook. Would that would be the case for all traumatized kids and teachers across the country who suffer violence.”
The Best Defense Against Bullying: Arming Your Kids With Stories

The Best Defense Against Bullying: Arming Your Kids With Stories

Commented Oct 12, 2012 at 13:04:39 in Parents

“Thank you for this wonderful blog. As a teacher and fellow blogger, I reinforce what you are saying.”
Won't Back Down

Won't Back Down

Commented Sep 29, 2012 at 14:12:23 in Entertainment

“I have been a teacher for decades, and I think you movie depicted the 'tip of the iceberg' in what needs to change in education. Thanks for bringing the need to the world.”
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The Global Search for Education: Is Your Child an Innovator?

Commented Mar 21, 2012 at 12:12:48 in Education

“As an educator, I appreciate the advice to take risks, put yourself out there for the kids. New teachers may be shy and hesitant to expose themselves, but without honest collaboration, we can't meet the students' complex needs.”