What Kind of Early Reading Intervention Should We Provide? By Timothy Shanahan Teacher question: It seems there is currently a focus on intervention solely for the word recognition side in the early grades. The explanation is that most students who struggle, struggle with decoding, and I of course agree. However, I would add that many of … [Read more...] about What Kind of Early Reading Intervention Should We Provide?
Is Your Curriculum Aligned to the Science of Reading? By Alana Mangham, M.A.Ed. Do you remember when the educational initiative took the United States by storm? Common Core State Standards came about in 2010, and over the next several years, more and more states adopted the English and math standards. Teachers were knee-deep in unwrapping … [Read more...] about Is Your Curriculum Aligned to the Science of Reading?
Recognizing and Managing Coronavirus Stress Syndrome in Yourselves and Your Students By Sam Goldstein, Ph.D. Following the terrible tragedy on September 11, 2001, rates of mental health problems among all ages spiked. Some people, however, had an extremely difficult time coping with the horrifying news and images. They spent days on end in … [Read more...] about Recognizing and Managing Coronavirus Stress Syndrome in Yourselves and Your Students
Dyslexia: The Myth Behind the Legend By DeJunne’ Clark Jackson, MA, MAT, MEd, CALT Did you know that October is Dyslexia Awareness Month? Well, you can’t say that you don’t anymore because you know now. Dyslexia has long been a learning challenge that has been widely studied but, for some reason, it is the one most debated. It is still … [Read more...] about Dyslexia: The Myth Behind the Legend
CDA Cornerstones Program By Mary Mills, Director of Early Childhood Cornerstones Program What is CDA? CDA stands for Child Development Associate and is the best first step that individuals can take to work effectively with children and families. As of July 2019, all lead teachers at Louisiana Type III childcare centers must obtain CDA … [Read more...] about CDA Cornerstones Program
Falling Through the Cracks is Harder on a Solid Foundation By DeJunne’ Clark Jackson, MA, MAT, MEd, CALT In recent days, the Louisiana Department of Education has found itself on the receiving end of $2 million from the Louisiana legislature, earmarked to combat an ongoing, significantly critical epidemic plaguing our state – early childhood … [Read more...] about Falling Through the Cracks is Harder on a Solid Foundation