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A Tutor’s Perspective: Learning From Students Each Day

Written by Aly Burnett, Tutor This year I have had the opportunity to work with Elementary, Middle and Upper Team students while tutoring in Orton-Gillingham (O-G), and KU Writing Strategies. It has been extremely rewarding to provide instruction at various levels using the Orton-Gillingham approach. Additionally, being trained in KU Writing Strategies this past year…

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Preventing the Summer Slide

Written by Ms. Linton, Elementary Teacher As we make our way into the final months of the school year, there have been quite a few requests about how to avoid the ‘Summer Slide.’   Unfortunately, I am not referring to that awesome green slide at the waterpark, but instead the decrease in reading ability or any…

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Making It Without Faking It

Written by Mrs. Denning, Upper Team Teacher   “Fake it ’til you make it.” It’s a phrase I heard repeatedly during my college days, and I have heard it throughout my career, as well. I definitely agree that you can’t always wait until you’re completely confident with something before you give it a try; after all,…

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