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If a children can't learn the way we teach, then let's teach the way they learn!

If a children can't learn the way we teach, then let's teach the way they learn! | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
A CROWBOROUGH mum says her dyslexic son's life has been transformed after he was inspired by his teachers.Jarvis Brook Primary School was awarded Dyslexia Friendly Status by East Sussex County Council...
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The Relationship School

The Relationship School | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
The New American Academy in Brooklyn is an exciting experiment in education reform that centers everything around the teacher-student relationship.
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Dyslexia case: B.C. school board's special education cuts were discrimination, court hears

Dyslexia case: B.C. school board's special education cuts were discrimination, court hears | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
If the Supreme Court of Canada agrees with a father that a British Columbia school district discriminated against his dyslexic son, it runs the risk of giving licence to parents across Canada to demand the government pay for private schooling,...
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Forbes.com Video Network | Technology: Walter Isaacson Discusses Steve Jobs' Genius

Steve Jobs' biographer Walter Isaacson on the man behind Apple.
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9 Essential Skills Kids Should Learn

9 Essential Skills Kids Should Learn | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

Unfortunately, I was educated in a school system that believed the world in which it existed would remain essentially the same, with minor changes in fashion. We were trained with a skill set that was based on what jobs were most in demand in the 1980s, not what might happen in the 2000s.


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Blended Learning – Combining Online Technology with Classroom Instruction : 1 of 3

Blended Learning – Combining Online Technology with Classroom Instruction : 1 of 3 | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
In this series of posts I will focus on ways teachers can implement a blended learning model in their classroom. Each post will delve into related types of resources, with recommendations for imple...

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Educational Technology Guy: Free Project Based Learning Resources from Edutopia

Educational Technology Guy: Free Project Based Learning Resources from Edutopia | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

Educational Technology Guy: Free Project Based Learning Resources from Edutopia.


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Demystifying Math Struggles * Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity

Demystifying Math Struggles * Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
Demystifying Math Struggles * Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity http://t.co/lfabbay6...
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Amazon Donates Kindle Touch Devices To Bachman Academy - The Chattanoogan

Amazon Donates Kindle Touch Devices To Bachman Academy - The Chattanoogan | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
The ChattanooganAmazon Donates Kindle Touch Devices To Bachman AcademyThe ChattanooganBachman Academy serves boarding students and day students who have language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia.
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6 Tips for Parents of Students With Learning Disabilities - PBS NewsHour

6 Tips for Parents of Students With Learning Disabilities - PBS NewsHour | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
PBS NewsHour6 Tips for Parents of Students With Learning DisabilitiesPBS NewsHourAfter dropping out of high school, Daniel Paris was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and multiple learning disabilities, including dyslexia.
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Powerful short film by Emer Martin from Scotland - Dyslexic Novelist, Painter ...

Powerful short film by Emer Martin from Scotland - Dyslexic Novelist, Painter ... | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
“Unaccompanied” is a new short fiction film shot by novelist and filmmaker Emer Martin (Breakfast in Babylon), stars Maria Hayden (Bloom, The Dead), and was produced by Niall McKay and the Media Factory.
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New Task force report: Education improvement seen as a National Security imperative

New Task force report: Education improvement seen as a  National Security imperative | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
This Independent Task Force report asserts that fixing the nation's underperforming K-12 public schools is critical for strengthening the country's security and increasing its economic competitiveness.
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Support Urged for Dyslexia Legislation: Kentucky HB 69 | SurfKY.com

Support Urged for Dyslexia Legislation: Kentucky HB 69 | SurfKY.com | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

 HOPKINSVILLE, KY (3/20/12) –residents are voicing their support for legislation that would help those with dyslexia.

This is a summary of House Bill 69: Create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to define "aphasia," "dyscalculia," dyslexia," "phonemic awareness," and "scientifically based research"; require the Kentucky Board of Education to promulgate administrative regulations for district-wide reporting on the use of K-3 response-to-intervention implementation in reading by August 1, 2013, in mathematics by August 1, 2014, and behavior by August 1, 2015; require the Department of Education to make available technical assistance, training, and a Web-based resource to assist all local school districts

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Project Eye-To-Eye Information for teaching and understanding dyslexic children & adults.

Project Eye-To-Eye Information for teaching and understanding dyslexic children & adults. | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
Project Eye-To-Eye's mission is to develop a coalition of mentoring programs for labeled students with learning disabilities and to empower these individuals...
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PRINCETON: School for dyslectic students to open | CentralJersey.com

PRINCETON: School for dyslectic students to open | CentralJersey.com | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
The Newgrange Independent School for children with dyslexia will open this September in the Lutheran Church of the Messiah on Nassau Street, where the Newgrange Education Center currently resides.

The school will only have grades one through five in order to focus on younger children with dyslexia.

Gordon Sherman, the executive director of the Newgrange School and Education Center, said the school is about the concept of neural plasticity.

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PBS Newshour Report: Learning Disabilities and the Arts | The Rundown News Blog | PBS NewsHour | PBS

PBS Newshour Report: Learning Disabilities and the Arts | The Rundown News Blog | PBS NewsHour | PBS | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
Learning Disabilities and the Arts...Many students with learning disabilities lack confidence in some of the typical classroom activities but shine in the arts.

One of Henderson's fifth graders with severe dyslexia relies on an iPad audio program for reading in the classroom, but she transforms into a star on the stage, dancing to the beat and singing in perfect pitch.

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TY! @NikPeachey for: Use Image Searches Like a Thesaurus to Overcome Your Creative Blocks

TY! @NikPeachey for: Use Image Searches Like a Thesaurus to Overcome Your Creative Blocks | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

Google Image Search is one of the most helpful tools you can use for inspiration because you are, essentially, drawing upon the collective visual creativity of the world.


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The school year is in its 4th quarter: Has my child reached the reading benchmarks for Kindergarten ...

The school year is in its 4th quarter: Has my child reached the reading benchmarks for Kindergarten ... | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

Here is a list of benchmark reading accomplishments for kindergarten that was included in a report prepared by a National Academy of Sciences panel titled Preventing Reading difficulties in Young Children, Catherine E. Snow..

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THE 8 MOST POPULAR POSTS IN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY - Classroom 2.0

THE 8 MOST POPULAR POSTS IN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY - Classroom 2.0 | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

THE 8 MOST POPULAR POSTS IN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY - Classroom 2.0 


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Engaging Students With Learning Disabilities Early On | PBS NewsHour | March 21, 2012

Engaging Students With Learning Disabilities Early On | PBS NewsHour | March 21, 2012 | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
Students with learning disabilities are twice as likely as their peers to drop out of high school, according to the National Center for Learning Disabilities.
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Summer Programs announced for High School and College Students — Landmark College

Summer Programs announced for High School and College Students — Landmark College | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
Summer programs to assist a range of students with learning differences are available @LandmarkCollege (A to Z client): http://t.co/w8YczeOC...
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Differences in brain function for children with math anxiety

Differences in brain function for children with math anxiety | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
Scientists have shown for the first time how brain function differs in people who have math anxiety from those who don't. A series of scans conducted while second- and third-grade students did addition and subtraction revealed that those who feel panicky about doing math had increased activity in brain regions associated with fear, which caused decreased activity in parts of the brain involved in problem-solving.

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U.S. Education Woes Threaten National Security, Report Says

U.S. Education Woes Threaten National Security, Report Says | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
A panel headed by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and former New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein makes recommendations on how to cure the nation's educational ills.
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Publication for those helping smart children who struggle in school: 2e Newsletter!

Publication for those helping smart children who struggle in school: 2e Newsletter! | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
A newsletter for twice-exceptional kids (gifted kids who have a learning difference): http://t.co/oCnFLiul #dyslexia...
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Supreme Court of Canada appeal re: Rights of Learning Disabled Students :: Wire Service Canada

Supreme Court of Canada appeal re: Rights of Learning Disabled Students :: Wire Service Canada | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

On March 22, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada will hear Moore v British Columbia (Ministry of Education) , a case dealing with the education and equality rights of children with severe learning disabilities. International Dyslexia Association, Ontario Branch (ONBIDA) intervening in Supreme Court of Canada appeal that will consider the education and equality rights of students with severe learning disabilities

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