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What do you think of when you see the term active reader? Someone running down the street while reading a book at the same time? That’s not exactly what active reading is. Let’s explain the concept by first looking at the opposite of active reading, passive reading. Passive Reading Passive […]
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A lot of students are either wrapping up the first semester, or are a few weeks in to a new semester. Now is the time to look back at the first half of the year and then set smart goals for the remainder of the school year. Goal Setting Taking […]
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Meta-what? Metacognition. Sounds fancy, doesn’t it? If you’re wondering what this word means, trust me you’re not alone. Metacognition is a term we use when coaching students. Even the younger ones. When introducing this concept to students, there are three stages. First, we help our students break up the word and examine each […]
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Happy new year! We’re about halfway through the school year, and now is a great time to take a look through your materials and organize messy binders! Is there is hope for you? Well, if a stormtrooper can organize a binder, then we know you can! (Video by Mike Bitanga) Still […]
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“I get it.” “I know.” “I understand.” These are typical responses our students might give when asked about a topic being taught in school. Saying we “understand” something can mean a variety of things. It could just mean the topic sounds familiar, but it could also mean you are so […]
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Overcoming Dyslexia, by Dr. Sally Shaywitz, has been the general guide to dyslexia for many years. Whether your child was recently diagnosed with dyslexia, or you are researching intervention options, Overcoming Dyslexia is an excellent starting point. Shaywitz explains the nature of dyslexia and its challenges on a physical and […]
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(This was written by one of our students in response to a school prompt. “Write about a life event that changed you.” She gave us her permission to share her story.) by Taylor, Grade 6 This story is probably what Disney would call TTI – The Time I….. This story […]
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All Kinds of Minds, by Dr. Mel Levine, is a great book for parents who want to introduce children to their learning disorder in a positive manner. The purpose of the book is to address, teach, and foster understanding of learning disorders through five characters who have a “different kind of mind.” […]
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This month The Family and Learning Center celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary. But wait, it gets better. Director and owner, Bonnie Weiss, is celebrating ten years of dedicated leadership as the head of the TFALC team. You might know that Bonnie Weiss is an Educational Therapist, but how did she get […]
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2015 is a special year for The Family & Learning Center, and we’re celebrating with a summer scavenger hunt and an opportunity for a discount on future sessions. How Did The Family and Learning Center Get Its Name? Twenty five years ago, Dr. Kristine Laverty saw the need to provide […]
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