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A 4 Million Dollar Teacher?

A very interesting Wall Street Journal article tells of the Mr. Kim Ki-hoon, who is described as "a rock star teacher".  Mr. Kim earns upward of $4 million a...

Easy Summer Activities to Sharpen Critical Thinking Skills

Many of my students cannot comprehend what they read. Yesterday I ran across an article that could be so helpful for parents, I decided to post an excerpt he...

How to Motivate Your Child to Earn Good Grades

What if your child just doesn't seem to care at all about those poor daily grades or that report card?   As an adult, you know that much of your child...

Try a Lego Marble Labyrinth Maze

Make a Lego marble labyrinth. This is a very spatial, tactile, logical task that requires clever thinking and some trial and error. A great problem-solving a...

That Elusive Motivation of High School Learners

Recently, my practice has had an increase in high school level learners.  Some of these students have struggled for so long and seen little improvement that ...

Hand-Clapping Songs Improve Motor and Cognitive Skills

This interesting piece came to our attention through the Learning Rx newsletter. Ken Gibson, the developer of the very successful PACE program, is also the f...

Dyslexia Facts and Statistics

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. To raise awareness and dispel misconceptions about Dyslexia, we have compiled a list of facts and statistics about Dysle...

Raising Resilient Kids

Issues with toddler meltdowns or teenage drama? Teaching a child resiliance can help our kids to be happier, well-adjusted, thoughful, autonomous adults. Ye...