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storytelling-feature How Storytelling Inspires Children to Learn English (11/5/2015) - Written by Matthew James Friday @thefridaystory Storytelling is For Everyone, Everywhere. Storytelling has tremendous benefits for classroom learning for all students. Everything that follows in this blog can be applied to children of all ethnicities, learning needs and backgrounds. In my dual role as a teacher and storyteller, I have used the techniques described below in the multi-cultural classrooms of
deanna Getting that First “A”: DeAnna’s Story of Learning with Dyslexia and ADHD (10/26/2015) - DeAnna Guetschow is a graduate of Adrian College in Adrian, MI, with a degree in Studio Arts and a minor in English Writing. For DeAnna, her dyslexic tendencies were a bit of a nuisance in school, but not debilitating. It was her Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) that was the larger issue. Combined with the mild dyslexia, DeAnna found it
tech-purchase-fails_400 Skeletons in the Closet: Smart Tips to Avoid Tech Purchase Fails (10/20/2015) - While it may seem a little early to start sharing horror stories, this story in particular is too good not to. In a quiet suburban town an elementary school realized that something was missing. They did not have the technological resources to teach students the skills needed to meet state standards. They banded together, secured the money, and purchased new
student-motivation Motivating Students with Dyslexia (10/12/2015) - Written by Matthew James Friday @thefridaystory Thinking About Motivation Thinking of my own brother who was so profoundly disengaged by his educational experiences; thinking of students I teach in my current class or past classes; thinking of students I have tutored outside of school settings; thinking of working with young adult teacher trainees with dyslexia; and thinking of myself as

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