List of 20 news stories.

  • 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. 

    [READ THE WSJ ARTICLE]


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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


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    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


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    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

    keyhole

    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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  • Finding Strengths and Unlocking Potential

    written by: Eagle Hill School
    Keyhole
    What does it mean to find your strength? How can someone “unlock” potential? This article will discuss some practical ways students who learn differently can tap into their potential.
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  • Relational Learning and the Opportunities That Exist at Boarding School

    written by: Eagle Hill School


    Relational learning is just what it sounds like—the ability for groups of people to learn from—and in relation to—one another. Boarding schools offer a unique opportunity for educators, faculty and students to learn from one another in ways that are atypical to the mainstream classroom. 
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  • What Does Attending an LD School Really Mean?

    written by: Max Schaefer EHS '10
    
    Students and parents on the brink of embarking on a new chapter in their child’s education often wonder what it means to attend a school for learning disabilities. Hint—it's different for everyone!
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  • Preventing Summer Academic Regression

    written by: Dana Harbert

    Summer provides a great time for students to relax and have fun, but the summer season can be a long one for students and their parents both at home and in terms of the impact on academics. A five-week academic program combined with a classic summer camp experience can be just what is needed to stave off boredom and help prevent students’ skills from regressing, thus avoiding a difficult return to school in September. Many parents make the decision to have their children attend an academic and fun-filled summer camp where they will have fun, make new friends, and, at the same time, learn. When students then go back to school in September, they will hit the ground running. 

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