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The Real Reason Behind Poor Motivation or Lack of Confidence in Students

What Came First?  The Chicken or the Egg?  I think lack of confidence and motivation in students comes down to this kind of question. “If my son were more motivated, he would do fine in school.” “I think she just lacks confidence.  That’s why she takes so long to do homework.  She’s afraid to do…
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Augh!!! My Teacher Talks Too Fast!

What does horse racing have to do with people talking too fast?  Nothing really, but I wonder if that’s what it feels like to students with slow processing speed.  Race horses fly by in a blur. What would school be like if words flew by you in a blur? Students with learning challenges sometimes feel…
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Practice Doesn’t Always Make Perfect

Most things in life get better with practice.  A learning challenge is not generally one of them. A 10-year-old with a 1st grade reading ability A perpetually distracted student A teen who studies like a maniac but never fails to fail his tests A child who constantly says, “Huh? What?” Who is falling behind in…
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