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Why “Grit” Sometimes Doesn’t Cut It


Why Learning Shouldn’t Stop when Summer Starts


PREVENTING SUMMER ACADEMIC REGRESSION


Learning to Live with Dyslexia


Levels of Support Available in College for Students with Learning Disabilities


Mindfulness and Learning Differences


Unlocking the Adjacent Possible In The Studio Space: Some Thoughts on Making Spaces for Our Students to Achieve Academic Success


Don’t Stress It – How Too Much Stress Can Affect Learning


How College Academic Support Differs from High School


Beyond the Beanbag: Residence Life Programming and Why it Matters


How Boarding School Prepared Me for College


My Child Was Diagnosed With a Learning Disability – Now What?


Exercise and Your LD Student


Create Like a Mathematician?!


Why Choose a School with an IB Program?


The Importance of Internships for Students with Learning Disabilities


College Admission Tips for Students with Learning Disabilities


New Year, New You – A Checklist for Success


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


Learning Disabilities and IB


Mobile Algebra


Tips for College Success for Students With Learning Differences


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


Tips for Students with Executive Functioning Disorders


How will an IB Diploma Help my Child?


Classroom Anxiety – Learning to Raise Your Hand


Some Thoughts on Building Progressive Alliances Across Our Differences


Time Management Tips for High School Students


Mindfulness Meditation as a Way to Focus One’s Mind


Boarding School – Making Friends and Meeting People


How to Prepare Your Child For an Interview with an Admission Officer at a Private School


Math Games help students who struggle with Dyscalculia


Back to School – Everything Your Child Needs for a Well-Stocked Dorm Room


Technology Assistance Tips for students with Learning Disabilities


How Students Can Become Leaders Inside and Outside the Classroom


Emoji Algebra is More Intuitive than Standard Algebra


Harnessing ADHD – The Power of ADHD in The Classroom


School’s Out! Set Your Child Up for a Successful Summer


“Are Schools Smart Enough to Know How Smart Students Are?”


Getting Through – Teaching a Child With a Learning Disability


Dyslexia: Not a “One Size Fits All”


Tips to improve reading skills in Students with Dyslexia


How to Make Math Fun for Students Who Struggle with Learning Disabilities


Building a Language: Students with Dyslexia and ADHD Can Successfully Learn Foreign Language through TPRS


The Benefits of Summer Camp for Students with Learning Disabilities


Making Science Relevant for Diverse Learners


On What it takes to Be A Successful Teacher at Eagle Hill School and Your School


Examining Life Thoreau-ly


The Struggle is Real


This New Year, Commit to Unlearning Disability


Failure: The New Recipe for Success?


The Individual and the Classroom


The Problem-Solving Humanities Classroom?


Engaging Reluctant Learners


Does Homework Help or Hurt?


In Defense of the Introvert Student


Should Students Have Phones in the Classroom?


Is Thinking "Critically" Enough?


What's Wrong with Teach for America?


Promoting Social Justice Through the Exploration of Literature


Lectures Better than Group Work; What’s a Teacher to Think?


One More Thing to Worry About; We Don't Read Like We Used To


Khan Academy, Flipped Teaching, and the Inequalities of Standardized Testing


Creativity: Is It Quantifiable?


A Skewed View of Success


Progress: Slowly But Surely Getting Serious about Educating Our Children


Empowering Students’ Imaginations of what Writing Could Be: Communicating Persuasively and Unconventionally with the Public Service Announcement


On Learning Diversity


PISA and the Disproportionate Effects of Poverty


Dyslexia: Neither Blessing Nor Curse


Snowplow Parents, Coddling Teachers, and the Need for Failure


Wisdom Distilled: What Makes for Good Teaching?


Connectivism, Chaos, and Finding Meaning though Learning


The Professionalization (?) of Teaching


Teacher Status; Are they More Like Social Workers, Doctors, Football Coaches?


Finding Value in Fragments of Stories: Ideas for Lessons


Moving away from Standardization


Is it Time to Reconsider the Value of Wikipedia for Research Essays?


The Flipped Classroom: The Future of Education?


Grit: What Kids Really Need, But Can You Teach it?


Are Learning Styles a Myth?


Which test to take? Examining the ACTs versus the SATs


Engagement Goes Beyond the Classroom


25 Best Sites for Free Education Videos


4 Classroom Pitfalls New Teachers Face


Piaget, Vygotsky, and the Pedagogy of Learning Diversity


A Student Response to Suzy Lee Weiss


Principals, New Teacher Retention, and the Nature of the Profession


The Adolescent Brain (Video)


Is Homework Redundant?


How to be a Good Teacher


Beliefs that Shape Learning


Strengthening Your College Applications: A Checklist


Making the Most of Your College Visit


Promoting A Rhetoric of Right Here: Equipment for Living that Connects School Writing and Public Writing


New Marketing Philosophy: The Answer to Education Woes?


miniMANUSCRIPT: User-Generated Summaries of Academic Papers


Three Free New Digital Offerings for Educators from Smithsonian


France’s Homework Ban and the "Dos and Don’ts" of Homework


The New TIMSS Report is Out


A Reflection on Confidence: Andrew's Story


Your Students Can Help Collect Veterans’ Stories


Learning Diversity is now on Tumblr as well!


The Unschooling Debate


Is America's Facebook Generation Reading Strong?


Online Culture and the Appeal of Anonymity in Education


Online Educational Games and Tutorials


Presidential Debate Lessons


Call for More Rigor after Alarming SAT Scores an Unlikely Solution


Needed: A Culture of High Expectations


A Strange Convergence: Teaching to Commonalities and True Individualization


Using Technology to Brainstorm


Your Source for Primary Sources


Is ADHD Real?


The Privileged Place of Story


Not Just Mind-Body, Mind-Exercise


Using Discourse Analysis as a Tool for Teaching


Sleep Disorders and ADHD


Learning Disabilities and Giftedness- Same Thing?


More on the Finnish Education Model


Teaching With Twitter


Why Use SMART Boards?


Body & Brain: A More Immediate Connection


Attention, Memory, and Learning


Apple Changes the Way We See Education


Got Multitaskers?


Disabled, Not “Different”


Lesson Plans: Global Perspectives & Inuit Culture


Private School Pay


Standing Tall: One Teacher's Experiment with Standing Desks


Physicists Show Lectures to be Ineffective Teaching


Teenagers Read More than You Might Think


What Education Reform is Not


When an Adult Took the State Standardized Test...


Learning for the Sake of Learning


Learning through the Eyes of an ADHD Student or “What was that noise out in the hallway? I wonder what’s for lunch today. The Constitution, oh yeah…”


UNZ.org: A Free On-Line Library


Secretary Arne Duncan Responds to Questions About Teachers' Salaries and Standardized Testing


One Family's Experience with "Extreme Schooling" in Russia


My Teacher is Not an App


Teachers: Overpaid Public Servants?


Massachusetts Leads the Way, Again...


Can the Font Ease the Effort?


Lessons from a Power Outage


Are Your Students Getting Enough Sleep?


Literacy in a Changing Culture


Changes in IQ Linked to Changes in the Brain Linked to...Practice


Resource Round-Up: Links You Can Use!


Daniel Pink's Drive: The RSA Animate Video


DRIVE: MOVING BEYOND CARROT AND STICK


Forget SAT Scores: Persistence is Key to Success


Survey of College Freshmen Reveals Overwhelmed High School Seniors


Top Ten Questions to Ask at an IEP


Race to Nowhere: A Film Worth Hosting?


Our Weekly Wrap-Up


Kohn -vs- Willingham and a School that Ditched Homework


The Question of Challenge: Student Responses


One Year Out: Student Survey Seems to Show Students Want Challenge


Credentials vs. Achievement


Alfie Kohn on The Homework Myth


A New Approach to Learning Disabilities


From "Data" to "Capta": Johanna Drucker Talks about the shift to data taken rather than given


Dr. Bob Brooks on Spark by Dr. John Ratey


Is Grading Obsolete?


Education, Games, and Motivation


Student Perspectives: Making Your Learning Style Work for You


From the Guidance Office:Where to Apply?


Unschooling


Top Five Apps That Every Teacher Must Have


Integrity and Character Education


From the Guidance Office: Guidelines for Documentation of A Learning Disability


The Goals of Education


What World of Warcraft Can Teach Us About Education


Welcome to Learning Diversity!


How To Do Things With Words


Getting Engaged (I Mean Students…in Classroom Stuff)


Student Engagement Not Simply Autonomy


Standards and Teacher Autonomy


Looking for a Transition Program?


Summarizing the Text for Students


Book Review: "Mindset" by Carol Dweck


FDA Panel Says Food Dye Not Linked to Hyperactivity- from NPR


The Listening Project


ACT vs. SAT Which Test Should be Taken?


Students as School Citizens: An Educator's Comment on "Let Kids Rule the School"


Frederick Hess- "Why School Reformers Keep Getting Stuck"


The "Danger" of Thinking Differently about Learning Disabilities


Does Education Fail Girls With ADHD More Than Boys?


High School vs. College: Working Successfully with Learning Differences


Resource Round-Up: Links You Can Use!


A Holistic Approach to ADHD


Understanding the Creative Process


MIT OpenCourse Ware for Independent Learners


Let Kids Rule the School? Unthinkable!


Teaching Physics: An Iterative Approach


College Application Process No-no’s: Advice from College Admissions Counselors


Socialism, Public Schooling, and The Battle


From the Guidance Department: Types of College Support Programs


The Education Reform Movement is Getting Scary


Diane Ravitch: The Problem is Poverty not Bad Teachers


Video Games More Effective than Classroom Instruction?


From the Guidance Office: How to Maximize Your College Visits


An Organization with a Mission: Khan Academy


How Can Interpretation and Comprehension be One and the Same?


Book Review: "Tested: One American School Struggles To Make The Grade"


Teaching Social Justice Through Mathematics


Rethinking Reading: What Does This Mean to Me?


A Response to "Everything is a Cultural Activity"


Educational Pop Videos: Your Friday Fun


Words Help Us Think


Social Media: A New Format for Learning?


On Learning: One Math Teacher Examines the Nature of Meaning


Everything is a Cultural Activity


Composing Cultural Diversity: A Lesson Plan


Interpreting Comprehension: A Cultural Activity?


On Differentiated Instruction


Identifying Brain-Based Learning Behaviors


Lesson Plans Anyone?


The Uglier the Font, the Better the Retention


Testing to Teach


Digitized Diversity: The JFK 50th Anniversary Website


A Look Back is a Look Forward: One Teacher Ponders His Historical Presence


The Surprising Power of Positive Thinking


The Question of Homework: Reflections on Teaching in China


The Correlation between Poverty and Low Achievement


Structure -vs- Student Initiative


Featured Video: "A Vision of Students Today"


Art, Culture, and Technology in a Class called Global Perspectives


From the Pragmatics Department: Top Ten Post-Holiday Reflections


Digitized Diversity: Art History for Everyone


Critical Debate in Science Education


How to Champion the Cause of the Beleaguered Humanities?


The Tooth Fairy, The Easter Bunny, and ADHD?


Digitized Diversity: Rock On!


Teaching Emotion Through Writing


On Learning Differently...


Students know Good Teachers? Duh!


The Melancholy of Daydreaming


Digitized Diversity: Using Footage in the Classroom


The Puzzling Brain


An Elusive Science: The Troubling History of Education Research by Ellen Condliffe Lagemann


Grading: Should Behavior Count?


A.D.D: The Song


Top 10 Rules for a Schedule You Can Keep


Digitized Diversity: British Museum Virtual Field Trip


Learning to Write


Does it Pay to Go to an Elite College?


...But Words Will Never Hurt Me? Bullying and the Brain


Digitized Diversity: Find Old Letters Online


Looking for a College with Comprehensive Support?


Top 10 Rules for Time Management


Reading is a Cultural Activity


How Strong is Your School's Culture?


Digitized Diversity: A Weekly Spot About Education Tools


What's Needed in Literary Education?


Late, Lost, and Unprepared: A Parents' Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning


Is There a "Civility Gap" at Private Schools?


Social Studies Teachers; Got Gamers?


Using Podcasting in the Classroom


Exercise and the Mind


Paradigm Shift...


American History Teachers; Try These Great Lessons!


Think You Know How To Study? Think Again – From NPR


Triad Intervention


Study Guides, Reference Sheets, Resources, More


Project Based Learning


Independent Schools and Education Reform


What Leads to School Excellence?


Motivation, Effort and Organization: Syllabi in the High School Classroom


Incorporating Interactive Fiction Into the Classroom


Rubrics Made Easy


The Question of Challenge


Should I Teach Skills or Content?


Heard of Engrade?


Stories Without Words


Is More Exposure to Media Bad for Kids' Test Scores?


Personalizing Learning in the Classroom


Content and Reading


The Questionable Ethics of College Marketing


The Child-Driven Education


Fostering Creativity with Divergent Thinking


High School Student Andrew Schneider's Video on Life with a Learning Disability


Adult AD/HD discussion with Dr. Ned Hallowell


ADHD: Shifting the Focus to Motivation


An Objective Test for ADHD?


State-based Prevalence Data of ADHD Diagnosis


Picturing to Learn


Counterpoint: Praise for Willingham’s Why Don’t Students Like School


Technology in the Classroom


THE UNIVERSITY AND PUBLIC EDUCATION


Fend Off the Rut


Contributors


POINT: Knowledge and Imagination in and Beyond the Classroom by DR. MICHAEL BEN-CHAIM and MATT BROWN


Why "Profession Development" Should Replace "Professional Development"


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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