Getting It Done – Homework Tips Series #2

In our last blog post, we discussed the importance of having your student know the variety of means by which her teachers may communicate about homework assignments.  Additionally, we touched on the idea of using the opportunity to determine the aforementioned to help your student learn to self-advocate and take ownership of knowing the information.… Read more »

Getting It Done – Homework Tips Series #1

The first few weeks of school are coming to a close and it’s time to check in and see how your student is doing when it comes to completing assignments and turning them in.  If you have a student that has struggled with missing homework in the past, you know that there are a multitude… Read more »

What’s It Like To Have A Learning Disability?

Many parents, teachers, and family members share a similar learning challenge with their child or student.  This provides them a unique insight into the daily struggles a learning disability can create.  For those people, however, for whom learning is not a challenge, it can be particularly frustrating and discouraging to not fully understand what it… Read more »

Write Down Those “Bad” Ideas

There often seems to be a common misconception about how the great ideas in the world have/will come about: that one day you’ll be sitting under a tree and suddenly inspiration will strike!  Be it from an apple falling on your head or an idea planted directly into your mind from a mysterious muse, the… Read more »

“What Do You Think Of Khan Academy?”

When we meet people in a social setting and tell them what we do for a living, we often get the question, “What do you think about Khan Academy?”  In the last year or two particularly, Khan has gotten a fair amount of press, has been praised by Bill Gates as being “amazing,” and has… Read more »

Is Algebra Necessary?

A recent opinion piece in the New York Times by Andrew Hacker, a professor at The City College of New York, titled, “Is Algebra Necessary?” has generated a considerable amount of discussion. We disagree with Mr. Hacker’s conclusion/suggestion that algebra should be dropped as a requirement for most students, and actually disagree with several of… Read more »