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Penny Board/Reward System

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How a Token Board Helped Motivate My Students With Learning and Attention Issues

Motivated kids are rewarded by their own accomplishments. When a child succeeds at something, he’s m...

Close-up of a page from a picture book with no words

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“What’s the Point of a Book With No Words?”

Wordless picture books are just that—wordless. No words. Nada. The reader uses only the book’s illus...

Family photo of the author's son and their cat Buffy

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Can a Pet Help a Child Who Has Language Delays? Ours Did.

“A kitten is the delight of a household. All day long a comedy is played by this incomparable actor....

Teacher showing a smiling student his folder

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Extended Time vs. Untimed Tests for My College-Bound Son

It’s a quiet summer morning. I’m sitting in an enormous, empty room at the college my son will atten...

Teacher explaining a math problem to a student at the chalkboard using drawings and examples

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Why Math Is Taught Differently Today

In the problem 5x + 4 = 9, what exactly does the “equal” sign mean? Before you answer, let me tell y...

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