Painted Yellow Lines

At Landmark School‘s recent commencement ceremony, graduate Matthew Pramas ’16 sheds light on what it means to learn differently and reminds his classmates that it can have its advantages.  I remember sitting on the swings, 11 years ago, on a beautiful spring day. My teacher let my class out to recess for the last 20 minutes…

Dyslexia: Making Learning Relevant

Recently, we spoke to Dean Bragonier, founder of Noticeability, a non profit enabling students with dyslexia to cultivate their strengths and providing tools to the adults that serve them. Dean will also be addressing our graduates and families at Landmark’s 2016 commencement. What was the inspiration for starting Noticeability? I have an eight-year old son…

The Power of Self-Expression

This last month the Boston Globe announced their Scholastic Art Awards.  I was blown away by the technical skill and visual expression, but even more so for the depth conveyed through the art. I was particularly struck by an emotional series of charcoal pieces inspired by the phrase, “Something You Hide”…

DEBATE = EMPOWERMENT

Submitted by Caleb Koufman, faculty member at Landmark High School When most people imagine the extracurriculars offered at a school for students with language-based learning disabilities​, such as dyslexia​, debate club is usually not among them. Just like any presumptions about their disabilities, though, students ​where I work as a teacher ​proved this one wrong,…

COMMUNITY SERVICE: A WIN, WIN, WIN

Since it’s election day, those behind Landmark360° thought that a blog post about community service and civic duty was relevant. Enjoy! Submitted by Reverend Bill Ferguson, Chaplain, Landmark School Somehow over the years, in the midst of the “ME” generation, this idea of volunteering for other people and other causes has really taken off. One of…

COLLEGE READINESS

I am often asked about how to ensure student success in college. As it happens, I think about college readiness a lot, but I’ve yet to find the elusive recipe for gliding through college free of road bumps. The truth is that individuals differ and there are so many aspects that figure into the college…

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…