List of 20 news stories.

  • New Educational Software for Learning Diverse Students

    written by: Dr. Tony McCaffrey

    Eagle Hill students are filling the gaps with educational software.
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  • Spatial Thinkers Will Literally Help Re-MAKE the World

    written by: Dr. Tony McCaffrey

    When a spatially-gifted student encounters 3D design software for the first time, it can be life-changing.
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  • Reinforcing Grammar with Computer Programming

    written by: Dr. Tony McCaffrey

    How can computer programming reinforce grammar and other skills?  Dr. McCaffrey explains how his Introduction to Coding with Python class is writing programs to generate grammatical sentences.

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  • Creating the Adjacent Possible

    written by: Dr. Michael Riendeau, Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs

    Dr. Riendeau discusses the idea of the adjacent possible as a way to understand creativity and the vision behind the design for the PJM STEM Center and academic complex.
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  • Communicating With Your Teen

    written by: Max Schaefer, EHS '10

    Communicating with your teen may seem impossible at times. However, interacting with your child doesn’t have to be too complicated. Here are some tips to communicate more effectively and help build a stronger relationship.
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  • What are YOUR Goals for Summer?

    written by: Eagle Hill School

    Summer is just around the corner!  It's not too late to start making plans to keep the momentum going while still enjoying summer vacation.
    This blog discusses ways students with learning differences can keep learning when school is over, without ruining summer (because everyone needs a break).
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  • What I Hope To See in the New Makerspace

    written by: Thomas W. Gaskill Jr., Science Teacher and Robotics Coach
    Eagle Hill School's state-of-the-art STEM building opening in September 2019, will include new makerspaces. We are currently redeveloping classes and reimagining opportunities that might now exist in the new space. In addition, many courses, not only in science, but other areas of study will incorporate more technology into their curricula and use the makerspace to execute these objectives.    
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  • Teaching and Learning in the Adhocratic School

    written by: Dr. Matthew Kim, English Department Chair

    This blog reviews the radical notion that learning disabilities are not found in the individual but are actually a societal construct that aims to fit people into a bureaucratic structure where they are either abled or disabled. Adhocracy brings collaborative endeavors back into the teaching and learning relationship.
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  • Every Student Can Read - Unique Approaches to Teaching Reading

    written by: Nancy Martin, English Department Chair

    Teaching to a student's strength requires knowing how a student learns best. This blog highlights some of the unique approaches Eagle Hill uses to help students develop a lifelong passion for reading.
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  • Remember, It's Their College Years, Not Yours

    written by: Jed Geary, Director of College Counseling
    As the recent college admissions scandal continues to unfold, I find myself intrigued by all the moral, ethical, and legal layers involved. I am shocked and saddened by this scandal. As an educator I want to prevent the students and parents I work with from ever having a mindset that would place them in a situation where this type of behavior would ever be a consideration.

    This article featured on March 16th in the The Wall Street JournalRemember, It's Their College Years, Not Yours—by Sue Shellenbarger, is a great start to helping parents be more introspective as they consider the college search and application process with (not for) their children. 


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  • Assistive Technology in the Classroom

    written by: Nancy Martin, Reading Department Chair

    At Eagle Hill, we are firm believers in the use of assistive technology. Assistive technology tools can help teachers more effectively engage and empower diverse learners. In this blog, we will demystify some of the misconceptions of using AT in the classroom.
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  • Reading More through Independent Reading

    written by: Nancy Martin, Reading Department Chair

    Tips to Improve Reading Skills in Students with Dyslexia

    As humans, we tend to enjoy activities that come naturally or easily. So how do we encourage students with dyslexia to read? We have some tips to improve reading skills in students with dyslexia.
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  • Grit Lit: Stories of Resilience

    written by: Dr. Michael Riendeau, Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs

    Providing students with a window into the gritty lives of characters in their reading and considering grit and resilience, we are able to make better predicitions about who will suceed in college and in which enviroment.
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  • Struct +ure/ +ed Word + Inquire/ +y (SWI)

    written by: Nancy Martin, Reading Department Chair

    i before e = weird! 
    Is written English logical and understandable? Structured Word Inquiry (SWI) is a way of understanding how the written language works.
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  • The Benefits of Summer Camp for Students with Learning Differences

    written by: Erin Wynne, Assistant Head of School for Institutional Advancement

    Read our blog The Benefits of Summer Camp for Students with Learning Differences.
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  • Disrupting Disruptive Technology

    written by: Chris Hancock, Assistant Head of School for Student Life


    Does setting clear boundaries and rules around cellphone use and screen time positively affect a student’s social development and overall mental health? The answer may surprise you.
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  • How To Talk To Your Teen

    written by: Dr. Rebecca Miller, School Psychologist


    When “I can’t talk to my teen” really means “my teen doesn’t want to talk to me” which really means “my teen doesn’t want to listen to me” which really means “why won’t my teen listen to me?” What do you do?
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  • Gradual Release in Residence Life

    written by: Natalie Mays, Associate Dean of Student Life - Campus Programs


    How does one use a gradual release model to teach a teen how to engage in conflict resolution, organization habits or stress relief? In Residence Life, we have the unique ability to work on independent living skills over the course of our students’ high school experiences, changing support levels as they mature and develop. 
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  • Dyslexia & Taxes – Your Rights and Benefits?

    written by: Adam M. Domow, CPA (guest blogger)

    1040 form

    Parents of children with learning disabilities may not be aware of the dyslexia education tax deduction. In this post, guest blogger Adam M. Domow, CPA, offers some useful tips that can help in preparing for your 2018 tax returns
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  • The Importance of Mentorship

    written by: Ethan Holmes '09
    Emerson Quote

    One of life’s great fortunes is experiencing a great mentorship.  Ethan Holmes EHS '09, shares his thoughts on the importance of mentorship and the wonderful mentors in his life.
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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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