September 30, 2014

College Fair Game Plan

By Natalia Fadul (Writing) The college fair is a relatively new way for students to interact with representatives from colleges and universities. This is an excellent opportunity to gather information and ask specific questions to many different schools. Unfortunately, many families don’t prepare for the fair ahead of time and spend most of the time  read more…

Jewish Exploration for this Generation

By Jory Stilman (Test Preparation) As a Jewish educator I have been privileged to teach in many schools and institutions across the religious spectrum. Although the differences are numerous, one thing remains the same: the pure, unadulterated curiosity of the child. This precious quality is to be cherished and nurtured. Nothing short-circuits curiosity faster than  read more…

Does my child have Autism Spectrum Disorder?

by Rachel Hirshan (Special Education and ABA Therapy) Autism is a developmental disability that causes problems with social skills and communication.  There are various ranges of Autism–whereas one child can be diagnosed with mild Autism, another might have a severe form of it. The diagnosis is different for every person.  Autism is more prevalent in  read more…

Do Girls Learn Differently?

By Annie Murphy Paul, The Brilliant Report To hear some ed tech enthusiasts tell it, online learning is sweeping aside the barriers that have in the past prevented access to education. But such pronouncements are premature. As it turns out, students often carry these barriers right along with them, from the real world into the virtual one.  read more…

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Enjoying a Language “STAY-cation” in the DC Area

By Stephanie Fein (Spanish, Study Skills) So you want your child to have a foreign language experience but can’t get out of the United States during school break or over the summer? No worries! The Washington, DC area is full of many places where you and your family can have an opportunity to learn about  read more…

Practicing Sight Words at Home to Increase Fluency

By Jessi Himmelsbach (Reading Specialist, Test Preparation and Spanish) Word recognition is an important domain in successful reading. Being able to immediately decode and recognize words allows a reader to focus his/her attention on the meaning of the text versus interrupting comprehension to figure out individual words. Building a student’s sight word recognition is important  read more…

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