By Melissa Rey
With the end of the school year come semester projects and final papers, which can be challenging for students with learning disabilities. We asked then Pomona College student Melissa Rey, who has dyslexia, to share some strategies… Read the rest
By Dawn Matera, Ph.D
As curriculum demands increase and classroom teachers are forced to cover more ground, homework assumes a greater role in education. Some students are able to manage their homework on their own, but more often than not… Read the rest
By Leslie Josel
I hate homework—but not for the reasons you may think. I’m all for homework that reinforces lessons taught in school, challenges students to think critically, and speaks to a child’s creativity and individual learning style.
But most… Read the rest
By Heidi Rosenholtz
The path to learning is filled with twists and turns. Along the way students are called upon to read, write, listen, complete homework, and study for tests. But the journey actually begins before any of those skills… Read the rest
Math anxiety occurs when doing math activates the brain regions associated with fear and coping with negative emotions. The anxiety consumes a child’s ability to process information, as well as her working memory resources, and leads to poor performance.
Math… Read the rest