By Robert DePaolo
This article discusses a teaching approach with autistic students based on neuro-physiological patterns of arousal and neural dyspraxia. It argues for an initial strategy that involves teaching start-up skills to younger students using a soft/rapid vocal cue-response-feedback sequence (both for purposes of skills acquisition Read More →
Preschool-age children are ready to explore more than one might think! Parents often focus on counting from one to ten, but there are many other skills that children are ready and able to investigate.
Familiarity with Numbers
This includes the basic counting aloud, but also identifying printed digits and practicing one-to-one correspondence (pointing to actual objects Read More →
One of the main concerns with plays is figuring out what a character truly is. Some characters are easier to analyze, but there are those that are complex at first glance but once one realizes the key powers that drive that character, one can understand the play even more. Such a character is Othello from Shakespeare’s Othello, a play about a man in conflict with Read More →
College can be one of the most exciting times in a young person’s life—and the most stressful.
“Stress is an issue for our students, as it is on most campuses,” says Charlie Morse, assistant dean for student development and director of counseling at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), an urban college of more than 5,000 in Massachusetts. “We have a fast, Read More →
The increasing importance of education in life has increased its reach, it is now exposed to small tuition classes to big learning centers. After school studies, many students prepare for competitive exams and it’s very important to give them a better helping hand for scoring high.
These competitive exam are not so easy for students. They may applied Read More →
By Bryan Post, PhD
Adopted at the age of six months, Joseph was a fussy and sometimes hard to soothe infant. Feeling as though this was just normal infant difficulties with the adjustment of adoption, Pat and Robert paid it little attention. When Joseph reached the age of two and began to bite the other children in daycare, they chalked it up to the dreaded Read More →
Do parents have a constitutional right to homeschool their children? Not according to a California District Court Judge, who recently ruled that a child must be schooled “by a person holding a valid state teaching credential for the grade being taught.”
What started as a Los Angeles County child welfare case involving one specific family has mushroomed into proceedings Read More →
Each year, violence and injuries lead to more than 5 million deaths globally—the same number of deaths as from HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. Yet many professionals are unaware of the role they can play in preventing such tragedies as car crashes, burns, drownings, suicides, and homicides. A new online curriculum will strengthen their skills and knowledge in violence and injury prevention Read More →
For two weeks now I’ve been meaning to write about this provocative Washington Post column by Montgomery County (MD) school board member Laura Berthiaume. I could blame my procrastination on other pressing matters but, in the heart of the summer doldrums, that would be a dodge.
The truth is that her Op-Ed challenges some of my basic assumptions about school boards, Read More →
Flipped learning takes lectures out of classrooms and moves them to a space where today’s children are much more comfortable: their home computer. Teachers shoot their own instructional videos and assign them to students to watch at home. Ideally, this helps students to more easily retain the information because they can pause and rewind at will. Students who learn Read More →