Ask Dr. Blank: Top 5 Reading Habits to Teach your Child

Set aside a reading period every day that is workable and reasonable for your child. If your child is having difficulty decoding, get a reading pen which can be used to name the unknown words. Have regular discussions with your child where you model creating summaries of stories you have read. Provide as much supervision as your child needs to…

Eating alone at school: How four students began mission to end isolation

By Caitlin R McGlade for The Sun Sentinel The concrete courtyard at Boca Raton Community High stretches the length of a football field. When the bell rings for lunch, a flurry of students pack it from every direction. Almost 3,400 students go to school here. Students say the place is so populated they can go years without seeing the same student…

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The Sixty-Eight Rooms

The Sixty-Eight Rooms is a story full of mystery and magic.  The book is reviewed by Melissa G. at Sweet on Books. What you need to know: • This book is the first for author, Marianne Malone. • The Thorne Rooms really do exist at the Art Institute in Chicago. • This book may inspire a trip to the Art…

Four-year-old girl hikes five miles in -33C temperatures to find help for dying grandmother

By Jack Evans for telegraph.co.uk A four year-old girl braved the Siberian winter and threat of wild animals to walk five miles in a bid to save her gravely ill grandmother. After she found her grandmother cold and motionless, Saglana Salchak,from the remote Republic of Tuva , was sent by her grandfather at 6am on 8 February to fetch medical help…

Ask Dr. Blank: Different children with different needs: can a common strategy be created?

In answering this question, it may seem off topic, but I am going to start my comments not in the field of education but rather in the field of entertainment.  As viewers of newscasts know well, it’s common on weekend reports to hear a listing of the millions of dollars in sales garnered by new film releases. The money spent…