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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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Multisensory Math:  A More Effective Approach To Teaching Math

Written by Ms. Jones, Upper Team Teacher This year, I’ve had an amazing opportunity to take both the Multisensory Math I and II classes taught by Marilyn Zecher from the Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center (ASDEC).   These classes revolutionized my perspective in teaching math. They are designed to help teachers develop multisensory math instruction using…

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