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Aligned With Common Core State Standards – Old Wine in New Bottles

About 10 or so years ago the big buzz in the field of reading and education was No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and its spin-off, “Reading First.” Tied into these was the landmark study of reading called, The Report of the

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Lost Opportunities by Dr Richard Selznick

So much of a child’s world can be framed in an ongoing series of different skills. For example, some kids have the “skill of” saying hello and greeting someone for the first time. Others may have the “skill of” manners

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Writing – Throwing the kid into the deep end of the pool by Dr Richard Selznick

Let’s say you have a little child, perhaps five or six years of age. He doesn’t know how to swim, so you decide it’s time to give him lessons. What if the swim instructor said something like, “You know we

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From A Shut Down Learner – To The Successful Adult – Dr Richard Selznick

One of the worst feelings a child can have is being discouraged in school. The sense of hopelessness that pervades can become almost insurmountable. This is the emotional experience for the child called the “Shut-Down Learner.” The Shut-Down Learner: Helping

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ADHD The Trouble With Boredom by Dr Richard Selznick

When was the last time your kid came home and said, “Mom, guess what, I got a really cool worksheet today!!!” My guess is it has not happened to date. Frankly, the worksheets that I see (and I see tons

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