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Posts tagged with: Supporting Teens

By: Amy Collett of bizwell.org Let’s face it: No child wants to come home after seven hours in the classroom only to have to crack open their books once again. However, in most school districts, homework is just a part...
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It’s amazing to consider, but 52% of young adults live with their parents at this point, it’s the highest percentage since the Great Depression! I guess looking around, the pandemic seems to have made this inevitable, but it’s still a...
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Here’s a thought-provoking piece from the Wallstreet Journal on why boys may be falling further behind. They do seem to have shorter attention spans in my household… Why Boys Are More at Risk of Falling Behind During Remote School Remote...
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When I was a teacher at six different institutions over the course of several decades there was one thing that remained consistent: my dread over parent conferences. Roughly 95% of those conferences were very pleasant and actually provided information about...
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I’m often asked for reading suggestions as an English teacher, especially for the tweener age group. It’s a good question to ask at that age, given that’s typically when the seed of one’s reading appetite tends to take root. It...
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I’ve often wondered about overlap between anxiety, learning disabilities and ADHD. My assumption, as I think many teachers assume, was that the three go hand in hand. After all, having a learning disability such as dyslexia would be anxiety provoking,...
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A recent study conducted in 2018 by the American College Health Association suggested that 31.9% of College students reported feeling stress & anxiety over the past 12 months, and that is just the number willing to admit it. One can...
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I’ll never forget the warm sweat that would glide down the sides of my shirt as I crept up to the board when Mrs. Phelps would ask me to put a homework problem on the board for Geometry. The room...
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If you’re anything like me, you were a bit excited to get to be your child’s teacher in the spring when the pandemic started. After I dropped my kids off at school, I barely heard anything about what they did...
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I remember when I began teaching trying desperately to cover the entire gamut. When given American Literature it was unfathomable to consider forgoing Edgar Allan Poe or Ernest Hemingway, often the choice. Quite often I’d end up jamming in too...
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