What if “Try Harder” isn’t the Answer?

Briana Hurst Auditory Processing, Classroom, Development, General Information, Homeschool, Homework, IEP, Learning disabilities, Learning Disability, Low test scores, Processing Speed, Reading, School 0 Comments

Ashley was a bright, popular, engaging 11th grader who was failing History and barely scraping by in her other classes.  Her parents and teachers were extremely frustrated with her underachievement and were adamant that if she would just try harder, she would get better grades.  Her parents were fearful for her future as her apparent lack of effort was going …

All Kinds of Talents, All Kinds of Minds

Jill Stowell Classroom, Development, General Information, Homeschool, Homework, IEP, Learning disabilities, Learning Disability, School

I’m writing this on Memorial Day, a holiday that many of us value as a day off we get to spend with our families, but also a day to remember, with tremendous gratitude, the soldiers who have given their lives for their country and freedom. I got to thinking about what it takes to be a soldier – the physical and …

Creative, Talented, Smart, And Struggling – Confusing But Not Uncommon

Briana Hurst Classroom, Development, General Information, Homeschool, Homework, IEP, Learning disabilities, Learning Disability, Poor grades, School 0 Comments

Last night, in Uniondale, New York, Ringling Brothers Circus performed its last show.  After 146 years, is has closed forever.  Regardless of what side of the animal rights issue you’re on, you have to appreciate the incredible talent of the performers. When I think of creative, talented people, my mind always goes to our students.  In spite of the struggles …