Category Archive: Learning Differences

Aug 31

What do all those Special Ed terms mean?

Navigating the world of Special Education information and resources can be daunting for any parent. Between evaluations, reports, meetings and medical appointments, abundant information is given to you, yet little time is spent providing a careful explanation of what all of its means.   How can a parent become more knowledgeable in Special Education terminology …

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Sep 14

What does Cloverleaf learning look like?

Ever wonder what Cloverleaf learning looks like on an everyday basis?  Last week, I tiptoed into classrooms, unannounced, with a camera on an average day.  What I saw was pure magic:  kids learning in their own ways, everyone incorporating movement, hands-on activities, technology, and differentiation.  I saw expert teachers engaging their students and reaching them …

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Oct 07

Do Worksheets Work?

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Do Worksheets Work? Way back in 1985, a study estimated that elementary school children completed about 1,000 worksheets per year. And guess what? Although mainstream educational research has repeatedly demonstrated that worksheets are an extremely limited and often ineffectual tool, things haven’t really changed much. In a recent study, one observer counted 500 worksheets in a …

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