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Why Choose a School with an IB Program?

Written by Jason Przypek History Dept. Chair at Eagle Hill School and Former Editor of Learning Diversity.

If you’re a parent looking for the right fit in an independent school, then you might want to give an extra look at any school with an IB program. I say this not only to parents with ambitious straight A students, but to parents in general looking for a quality learning community.

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The Importance of Internships for Students with Learning Disabilities

Written by Eagle Hill School

Getting into college is more difficult and more competitive than ever. The process has become increasingly complicated, stressful, and even emotionally taxing for both students and parents. However, like anything, being prepared and well equipped can greatly help smooth the process.

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College Admission Tips for Students with Learning Disabilities

Written by Jed Geary Director of College Counseling at Eagle Hill School

Many of these tips can be applied to all students applying to college; however, there are a few tips that are specific to students diagnosed with a specific learning disability.

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New Year, New You – A Checklist for Success

Written by Eagle Hill School

Every year we set resolutions for the new year. It’s not uncommon to see hordes of people hitting the gym, getting into the office early, or taking on other new challenges. Unfortunately, most of these bursts of action are short-lived, and this is mostly because people don’t have a solid plan in place to keep them on track.

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Home for the Holidays: Understanding Your Child When They Are Home From Boarding School

Written by Eagle Hill School

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… the holidays are in full swing, family is gathering for festive fun, cheer is in the air… and your kids are home from boarding school? Now, we know that everyone misses their children when they’re off at school, but the reality is that having them home for a few weeks can be quite the adjustment.

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Learning Disabilities and IB

Written by Jason Przypek History Dept. Chair at Eagle Hill School and Former Editor of Learning Diversity.

Many people only vaguely familiar with the IB Diploma Program might describe it as a prestigious and rigorous course of study, well respected but demanding, the kind of thing that makes high school juniors and seniors pull out their prematurely graying hair. What they might not know is that IB is committed to making its programs accessible to the widest range of students. A whole range of accommodations are available to students with learning (dis)abilities. And, most importantly, the program is wonderfully flexible, leaving day-to-day pedagogical decisions and instructional methods to the discretion of the teacher in the classroom.

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Mobile Algebra

Written by Dr. Tony McCaffrey Teacher at Eagle Hill School

 

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Tips for College Success for Students With Learning Differences

Written by Jed Geary Director of College Counseling at Eagle Hill School

There are three universal tips for college success that are not limited to students with learning disabilities and that I would give all 18 year-olds heading off to college and possibly leaving home for the first time.

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Five Questions to Ask Your Educational Consultant if Your Child has a Learning Disability

Written by Dana Harbert Director of Admissions at Eagle Hill School

Searching for the right school for your child can be a daunting task, and many families smartly hire an educational consultant to help guide them through the process. There are educational consultants to work with students with all types of needs, from those who are looking for the appropriate college to others who are in need of a therapeutic placement.  Looking for a school to work with a student with a learning difference is all part of an educational consultant’s job.  With that in mind, I thought it would be helpful to provide questions that parents might ask their educational consultant prior to searching for schools. 

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Tips for Students with Executive Functioning Disorders

Written by Eagle Hill School

What is an executive functioning disorder? We hear and use this term a lot in the learning (dis)abled community, but because it’s such a broad topic, there is often confusion about what executive functioning disorders are and what the issues look like. This article will provide both an overview of the problems many students face, and some tips that can help make living with these challenges easier.

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What is Learning Diversity about?

Learning Diversity is a blog hosted by Eagle Hill School where educators, students, and other members of the LD community regularly contribute posts and critical essays about learning and living in spaces that privilege the inevitability of human diversity.

The contributors of Learning Diversity come together to engage our readers from a variety of disciplines, including the humanities, social sciences, biological sciences and mathematics, athletics, and residential life. Embracing learning diversity means understanding and respecting our students as whole persons.

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