Ask Dr. Blank: Teaching Reading to Children with Dyslexia

“It would be so nice if something made sense for a change.”— Alice Imagine that you’re concerned about color-blind children. Committed to reversing their difficulties, you decide to study what people with top abilities in this realm do when they see colors.  Whom do you select? Artists, of course. Through careful research, you find out that they perform in an amazing…

A complete list of what to do — and not do — for everyone teaching kids at home during the coronavirus crisis

By Valerie Strauss for The Washington Post With most of the world’s schools shut because of the coronavirus crisis, you can now find a lot of advice on the Internet about the best ways to carry out distance learning at home, where more than 1.5 billion students are now supposed to be getting their lessons. I’ve even published some, from a teacher…

The Guy Who Narrated Planet Earth Is Teaching Kids Geography In Quarantine

By Cameron LeBlanc fatherly.com Naturalist narrator extraordinaire David Attenborough is lending his knowledge and his baritone to a new BBC effort to entertain and educate kids stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Attenborough is narrating videos about mapping the world, animal behavior, and the oceans for Bitesize Daily, a BBC virtual learning program that consists of daily lessons across subject areas and specific…

‘I Can’t Believe I Am Going to Say This, but I Would Rather Be at School’

By Henry Dodd for The New York Times Kids are getting more bored by the day. We wish we could go back to school to see our friends. But some of us are also really scared about getting the coronavirus, and we don’t want our friends and family to get it either. That’s what kids across the country told The…

Ask Dr. Blank: Signs Your Child May Need More Reading Help

What are some of the signs that key skills are missing? In my work with children that has spanned many decades, I regularly see youngsters who dutifully do what phonics and whole language say they should do, but whose reading and writing are plagued by problems. The following are just a few of the difficulties: * There are children who,…

March 2020 was the first March without a school shooting in the U.S. since 2002

BY SOPHIE LEWIS for CBSNEWS.com March 2020 was apparently the first March in nearly two decades without a school shooting in the U.S. Schools across America have been shut down since early March as a prevention measure to slow the spread of coronavirus. Since then, kids of all ages have adjusted to homeschooling and online classes — a new normal that could extend through the…