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Pressure to perform, even as young as four and five years old, creates depression and fear in those for whom it is impossible. Many are not mature enough, and do not have the attention span for academic work.
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Nyadeng Chol is a 13 year old girl. She came from South Sudan when the war broke out and ran with her family to a safe place in Longechuk. When the government forces attacked Longechuk, Nyadeng and her family ran out aimlessly and they lost contact with their father when they reached Maiwut county near Ethiopia.
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False.  Poor practice results in poor performance.  Reading practice that engenders negative self-talk results in children who hate reading and don’t learn to read well. All conscious learning takes place 
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In many ways, children are under assault. More and more pressure is being put on them to perform academically at an early age while on the other hand, we are 
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Passion, Literacy and Story Circles My interest and focus in life have been to simplify reading and learning to make it enjoyable and accessible for everyone. My vision is to 
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The classroom is really a flower garden. Each child is a flower with unique demands for flourishing. The cactus, for instance, takes three years to bloom but when it does 
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A guest blog from Gabriola Wilson I watched my stepson get left behind his peers because of a diagnosed learning disability. The school coded him in elementary school and provided 
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All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts Shakespeare 
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Marshal McLuhan taught us that “The Medium is the Message”.  How learning is delivered is directly related to outcomes.  The learning environment created is key. I sat in a high 
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