THE COMFORT ZONE

About eight years ago, I attended parent’s weekend at Boston University where my eldest daughter Maida was then a freshman. We ran in the Alumni 5K, which winded in a loop on the esplanade of the Charles River. The “gun” went off, and we all ambled at various paces along the sailboat-speckled river. One could…

MAKING THINKING TRANSPARENT

“If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it” This is nothing new as shown through a few examples. A great book by Ritchhart, Church, and Morrison was published last December, Making Thinking Visible. The fusion of Executive Function and Transparent Thinking probably grew out of Cognitive Theory. Wouldn’t it be cool to sit in on…

FROM PRACTICE AND MASTERY, COME PLAY

Reading is so easy.. right ? One can quickly forget the challenges a language-based learning disabled (LBLD) student deals with on a daily basis. As a reader it is easy to assign reading for homework, or just ask a student to read directions. Landmark School teachers understand student frustrations – this connection between these teachers…