These workshops, presented by Ann Dolin, are free and open to the public! Thursday, November 15th 7pm – Cunningham Park Elementary, Vienna, VA Starting Off on the Right Foot: 10 Powerful Solutions to Ensure a Stress-Free School Year Wednesday, November 16th 7pm – St. Charles School, Arlington, VA 5 Proven Strategies for Raising an Academically

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Why Is Reading So Hard for Some Kids?

Monday, 14 November 2011 by

Picture two students, side by side, reading a fairytale from a storybook.  One student easily reads with expression and enthusiasm, “Once Upon a Time”.  The other student slowly reads “On up a tim.”  Both students live in the same neighborhood, have educated parents that read to them at night, and were exposed to literature at

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Let’s face it, math is different.  The study skills and processes your child has used in other subjects won’t necessarily serve her well when the time comes to prepare for a big math test. What is the best way to study for math tests?  Our language provides an important clue.  We don’t say “do the

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Forty years ago an Indiana electronics company brought a product to market that did more to change American K-12 education than almost anything else. The company, Bowmar Instruments, began selling the first handheld pocket calculator for a whopping $240!  By 1976, the cost of the cheapest four-function device had dropped to a few dollars and

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In classrooms across America, teachers strive to provide engaging lessons, meaningful homework, and assessments, but more often than not, our students aren’t learning how to learn. Kids walk out of their classrooms armed with study guides, notes, and chapters to read, but they don’t know how to put that information into storage for retrieval tomorrow,

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Helping your child to study effectively for tests is vitally important in the elementary years. When the groundwork for good habits is set early on, students are more likely to experience success and increased motivation. You can make a difference in your child’s academic performance now and in the future by trying some of the

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