My Students, My Heroes

Jill Stowell General Information, Learning Disability

Mission Possible!  That’s our theme this summer at the learning center, and what fun it is to watch students carry out their missions in reading, meeting new people, developing new skills, and problem solving. On all the doors around the center, staff has put up inspirational stories about people who have persevered and met their goals. The people highlighted on …

Raising Fourth of July Kids

Jill Stowell General Information, Learning Disability

I’m a great believer in the American Dream.  I grew up in a family where anything was possible.  We didn’t have a whole lot of money, but my parents always told us kids that we could do anything we put our mind to. As I’m writing this, we’re just coming up to Fourth of July – Independence Day. Independence Independent …

Real Life Word Problems and Other Ways to Apply Skills Over the Summer

Jill Stowell General Information, Learning Disability

I’m looking out the window at Southern California’s June gloom, so I know summer is right around the corner. While the end of the school year and homework often comes as a relief to parents, many also become fearful that their kids will lose ground over the summer break. For the next couple of weeks, I’ll be posting some suggestions …