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Thomas Armstrong
by Max Gottlieb We’re well aware that when people stop exercising, especially as they get older, their risk goes up for partially preventable conditions such as heart disease, obesity, and high blood pressure. What many people fail to consider, however, is that brain health also plays a major role in overall health. Beyond dementia or...
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I received the following graphic from someone at Quill.com (an office supply company) who tracked me down on the Internet, and I find it both easy to read and also highly informative for parents and teachers who are looking for new technologies to cope with students who are fidgety due to anxiety or the symptoms...
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Educator and media critic Neil Postman once remarked that:  ”children enter school as question marks and leave school as periods.”  In other words, kindergarteners and first graders are full of enthusiasm, raise their hands high when asked a question, and respond favorably to new learning activities, but by high school, the zip is gone and...
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The very first category that C.A.S.T., the Universal Design for Learning clearinghouse, describes as a way of constructing environments for variable learning is:  (1.1) ”Offer Ways of Customizing Display of Information.”  We can see the wide range of possibilities available, for example, when customizing the reading of text within Microsoft Word.  Here are 15 ways...
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It’s been eight years since the Common Core State Standards were unveiled and states began adopting them for use in their evaluation programs.  The firestorm of controversy which initially greeted their introduction into American education from both sides of the political aisle seems to have died down somewhat and presently the Common Core appears to...
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