Thinking About College

guestCollege Prep, Transition, Transition to Adulthood

  For high school students thinking about college, there are a number of considerations to keep in mind. If you are a senior, you are likely deciding where you will be applying and starting to work on your FAFSA form to make sure you get all the financial aid you need. By the time you read this post, your deadlines … Read More

Learning Differences MOOC-Ed

Kim CarterLearning

With a preponderance of evidence that learning variability matters and increasing numbers of educators acknowledging the importance of inspiring optimism in the face of learning challenges, we find ourselves faced with the profound opportunity – and responsibility – to design learning that empowers all students for success. What educators, parents, coaches, after school providers, and others who work with growing learners … Read More

Misunderstanding My Misunderstanding

Kim CarterLearning

We thought you would enjoy this repost from the CLC Network’s Blog by Doug Bouman.   Dear Mom and Dad, I think the reason I struggle in school is I have no motivation, no goal, nothing that tells me to keep going.  Some kids have legitimate reasons for their school struggles – not me.  I am just lazy and it … Read More

Using Comic Books to Support Writing

Kim CarterAffinities, Differentiated Instruction, Differentiated Learning, Learning, Reading, Writing

Super heroes are all around us. In the movies, on TV, on T-shirts, on lunch boxes, and of course in comic books.  While you may think of the stereotypical comic book character from the Simpsons, these visual narratives can offer young readers a new approach to learning. On this episode of the Mind Matters Show, Dr. Craig Pohlman talks to … Read More

Using Validation to Help Regulate Emotions

Kim CarterLearning about Learning, Learning Specialists, Nonverbal thinking, Social Emotional Learning, Whole Child

This post by Sara Caitlyn Deal was originally posted on Southeast Psych’s blog.  Have you ever said something mean when you were angry that you later regretted? Or sent an email when you were really upset that later you wished was never sent? We have all done these things but communicating when overwhelmed with emotion does not usually work well. … Read More

Your Brain on Childhood — An Evolutionary History

Kim CarterBrain Facts, Research, Whole Child

  We love Gabrielle Principe’s book, “Your Brain on Childhood: The Unexpected Side Effects of Classrooms, Ballparks, Family Rooms, and the Minivan.” Not only is her storytelling engaging and creative, it is also peppered with so much research that one almost needs an organizational chart to keep track of it all. While it is largely geared toward exploring the cognitive … Read More