“I’m a Teacher and I Know Nothing”

Briana Hurst 504 Plan, Classroom, Development, General Information, IEP, Learning Challenge, Learning Disability, School

I could tell that this teacher was a good one.  She had a real heart for her struggling students and provided accommodations and supports to help them be more successful in her classroom. But she wasn’t talking about her students.  She was talking about her daughter.  When it came to her daughter – smart, social, and probably dyslexic – she …

Getting Your Child Up to Par Without Hiring a Tutor Forever

Briana Hurst Classroom, Development, General Information, Homeschool, Homework, IEP, Learning Challenge, Learning Disability, Poor grades, School, Tutoring Leave a Comment

Most things in life get better with practice.  A learning challenge is not generally one of them. A 10-year-old with a 1st grade reading ability A perpetually distracted student A teen who studies like a maniac but never fails to fail his tests A child who constantly says, “Huh? What?” Who is falling behind in school because she can’t seem …

Why Does the School Say He’s Fine When He’s Failing 2 Classes and Barely Passing the Rest?

Briana Hurst Auditory Processing, Classroom, Comprehension, Development, Dyslexia, General Information, Homeschool, Homework, IEP, Learning Disability, School Leave a Comment

Good question! Is it because as a teenager, he looks mature and like he should have the skills to be doing better? Is it because he’s now so discouraged that he acts like he doesn’t care? Is it because his work doesn’t reflect his intelligence, making it look like the issue is just a lack of effort? A therapist in …