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Finding Amazingly Free Audiobooks Online

For people who have taken the literacy leap, listening to an audiobook narrated by the perfect storyteller can be just as pleasurable as reading the book yourself. (Plus, sometimes you even receive the benefit of hearing the author read the …

Tips for Including Halloween into Lesson Plans

Whether you are an educator in a classroom, a parent homeschooling your children, or just a mom and dad wanting to provide their lessons to their kids, don’t let Halloween pass you by without using it as a teachable moment.  …

Research-Based Reading Interventions to Use with Struggling Readers

As a certified Reading Specialist, I have assisted more than a thousand students in developing their literacy skills. For one reason or another, children may fall behind with their reading skills. It happens. But rather than making a “wait and …

The ACT or SAT? Which One Should You Take?

Colleges often use either the ACT or SAT score of a prospective student to help determine if the person will be successful in higher education. These schools will take these scores from the standardized exams and figure out if the …

How Music Can Improve a Student’s Learning

As adults, if we are not musically inclined, we always pine away at the thought of learning how to play an instrument and make music at the drop of a hat. I have tried to learn a few instruments myself …

Why Mental Health Needs Have to Be Addressed More Closely for Kids

Just recently, in Illinois, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a bill into law stating that students will be able to take up to five mental health days off a year from school beginning in January. The students do not need a …