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What is neurodiversity?  Is anybody really normal?  How can we address the strengths of those who’ve been labeled as ADHD, dyslexia, autism, bipolar, or schizophrenic?  Those are some of the questions that are addressed in a new Canadian Broadcasting Company Radio One program entitled: ”The Myth of Normal” which aired Part 1 on April 29,...
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Over 80% of schoolchildren are involved with distance learning through their schools according to a recent poll by the Gallup organization. Another 16% are doing online learning not specifically tied to their schools.  Since this is such a shift from what things were like when most kids went to school, we have to ask ourselves...
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I’m noticing that parents are talking a lot on Twitter about how much time their kids are spending watching television during this COVID-19 pandemic.  With so much time freed up from going to school, the television can provide an escape from the stresses and strains that we’re all going through. Some parents feel guilty about...
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With the advent of the global pandemic from the coronavirus, many schools have been shut across the United States and elsewhere in the world, leaving countless parents with the unanticipated task of teaching their kids at home.  In many cases, your schools will assign work to complete during this hiatus.  But if they don’t, or...
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Nothing has been more disconcerting to me in my forty-five years as an educator than to ask a parent or teacher:  ”What is your child’s (or teen’s) strengths?” and have them answer:  ”He hasn’t got any.”  I’ve actually heard this several times in my career.  It was such responses that motivated me to come up...
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