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4 Ways to Get Your Teen Reading Again!

Feb 25,2019 | Posted in Parent Blogs, Parent Stories, Reading by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman

As a mom, educator and president of a tutoring company, I never would have thought that getting my children to read would be a struggle. In our home, my husband and I always played games that promoted literacy, we read … Read More

20 Phrases Every Parent Should Say To Their Children

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Mar 27,2017 | Posted in Advocate for Your Child, Daily Inspiration, Parent Blogs, Parent Stories by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman

A few weeks ago I spoke with a parent about her child’s academic progress and she was greatly concerned about her daughters’ confidence and self-esteem. Since the beginning of 5th grade, she has noticed a decline in her daughter’s confidence … Read More

Tips on Selecting Details in a Book!

Oct 12,2015 | Posted in Note Taking Techniques, Organization, Reading, Study Tips, Teaching by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman

As your child gets into reading longer chapter books it becomes more of a challenge for them to remember all the important details. It is important for them to read the book in its entirety but at the same time … Read More

3 Creative Ways To Memorize A Speech

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May 15,2014 | Posted in Homework, Learning Activities, Parent Stories, Reading, Teaching by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman

Just recently I worked with my daughter to memorize a presentation for her class. She was very reluctant about the project so it was important to make the entire process engaging and fun. We worked diligently at creating a dynamic … Read More

I Survived Series by Lauren Tarshis

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Nov 04,2013 | Posted in ADHD, Focus, Homework, Learning Resources, On-Line Educational Resources, Reading, Teaching by Denise Readinger
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Lauren Tarshis is a children’s book author who wrote a series of books that attracts the interest of young readers. Each book in the series has plenty of action and excitement to keep the pages turning. The books in Tarshis’ … Read More

Once Upon A Cool Motorcycle Dude by Kevin O’Malley

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Sep 14,2013 | Posted in ADHD, Back To School, Creative Writing, Reading, Teaching, Uncategorized by Denise Readinger
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Looking to start the school year off with a book that both girls and boys will enjoy? You should check out Kevin O’Malley’s book, Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude. This book is appropriate for students in grade 1 and up. … Read More

Brian Kraft’s tale of cancer, chemo and coping with a cold head

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Sep 08,2013 | Posted in Parent Blogs, Parent Stories, Reading, Science, Teaching by Denise Readinger
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Our family is dealing with a medical crisis right now. My husband recently started chemotherapeutic treatments to help fight testicular cancer. The percentages for a cure are high (90%) and it helps to remember this fact throughout our day-to-day lives. … Read More

Zombie-Based Learning

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Jul 30,2013 | Posted in ADHD, Focus, Learning Resources, Math, Reading, Science, Teaching, Unique Approches to Learning by Denise Readinger
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Trying to motivate some tweens and teens can be comparable to walking uphill, in snow, with no shoes on. Unless there are zombies involved. In 2012, David Hunter pitched a Kickstarter Campaign to help him fund his Zombie Based Learning … Read More

Come On, Rain!

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Jul 24,2013 | Posted in Reading, Summer Slide Prevention, Teaching by Denise Readinger
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Sitting poolside this evening, I noticed a group of ominous clouds creeping in from the south. It was clear what was to come. “Out of the pool, guys. Let’s pack it up.” Minutes later, the second warning came. Thunder. By … Read More

Keeping ADHD Students Focused

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May 02,2013 | Posted in ADHD, Teaching by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman
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Having a student in your class with ADHD can be challenging, but understanding your student and their learning style can help make the challenges you may face manageable. Below are some tips teachers can use to help students with ADHD … Read More


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