Social media tools like Facebook and Twitter have made it much easier for teachers and administrators to share classroom activities and projects with parents, but has it led to increased family engagement at your school or district? Or has it merely replaced the printed newsletter that used to be sent...
One of our AEA Digital Resources, TeachingBooks, had a major makeover this past summer. TeachingBooks is a resource that provides resources about books, authors, and illustrators. That's the simple description, but TeachingBooks provides wonderful resources to support reading and classroom curriculum. There are author interviews, author name pronunciations, links to...
I get hangry. It’s a special state that happens when I’ve been hungry for so long that now I’m mad about it. When I’m hangry, I have very little patience for anything other than food. I’m not at my best when I’m hangry; my decisions aren’t their best either. Once,...
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November is a month when society expresses gratitude. Traditionally, we prompt gratitude as we sit down with friends and family and celebrate Thanksgiving. However, expressing gratitude does more than just improve connections with others. Gratitude improves physical and psychological health. People report fewer aches and pains and fewer toxic emotions,...
Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) play a critical and direct role in the development of literacy in children and adolescents and in the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of written language disorders, including dyslexia, given that: SLPs have unique knowledge about the subsystems of language (i.e., phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics) as...
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