"Campus" is a professional seminar for all New York City public school teachers that will be held this Saturday, May 4th, with the aim of allowing experts on a diverse range of topics to share perspectives with educators on recent developments in their spheres.
Contrary to common stereotypes, giftedness is not synonymous with high academic achievement. The gifted student archetype, while expected to be a mature classroom leader, does not fit all gifted students.
Here in the U.S. where we have minimal family support, providing easy access to guns, including assault weapons to millions of angry, depressed, desensitized young boys and men is a bit like throwing lit matches into a gasoline tank.
In The Big Picture, both Charles Schwab and Richard Branson credit their dyslexia with enabling them to see opportunities where others see only problems, and helping them to develop a natural aptitude for entrepreneurship.
The solution to bad schools is to work toward better schools -- not to medicate the kids victimized by them. How absurd to avoid the shortcomings of our educational system by focusing on the difficulties individual children have in coping with them.
The woman was stunned to the point of silence. Cathy realized that this parent had never been asked to be an equal partner in the academic advancement of her child. From that point on, that particular parent was fully engaged in her child's education. Has it all been worth it?
Their lives are spent playing on lawns and sleeping on floors and as a consequence often have higher exposures to lawn and garden pesticides and to harmful chemicals in household products that can accumulate in dust. With these common exposures come shared risk.
This is not a solution for the dearth (or death) of self-contained specialized programs in which intensive specialized instruction can take place (clearly my preference), but perhaps a way to do some damage control.
My dyslexia still comes into play on a daily basis, but I've learned so many ways to compensate that it usually doesn't present a huge problem. I've come a long way from the 11-year-old boy trying to hide my disability.
That's right. Romney and Inhofe would rather let big polluters off the hook than protect our kids from a toxin that causes developmental delays and other serious conditions. So do the 46 Senators who voted on Wednesday to block the mercury and air toxin standards.
So many folks with learning differences are too afraid to tell their story. I'm willing to tell mine. Maybe if I open up about my problems, no matter how embarrassing they might be, other people with learning disabilities might feel free to open up about theirs.
Parents of kids with learning issues have a lot of questions, but this the biggest one of all: If my child is struggling now, will he always? Listening to those who have been there, done that, is like looking into a crystal ball.