Teach your teen to make better choices, and eliminate stress while doing it.

  Photo Cred: Unsplash Teach your teen to make better choices, and eliminate stress while doing it ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Lindsay didn’t sit with me at lunch today. Will my boss understand I can’t work tonight because I have a major exam tomorrow? Must improve ACT score! Cory didn’t like my Instagram post last night. When is…

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House Bill 198: Passes in House!

HARRISBURG, June 11 – State Rep. Ed Neilson’s legislation (H.B. 198) that would create a pilot program to provide evidence-based early screening and other intervention services for children with risk factors of dyslexia unanimously passed the House today and is headed to the governor’s desk. House Bill 198 would establish the Dyslexia and Early Literacy…

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TLC Walks for Epilepsy!

This weekend, the annual Fun Run/Walk hosted by the Epilepsy Foundation of Western and Central Pennsylvania will take place at PNC Park. A team comprised of Total Learning Academy (TLA) students, families and staff will take part in the walk with a TLA student serving as team captain. The annual walk takes place this Saturday, July 13, 2013 to…

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Have Core Standards Changed Teaching Forever?

Here is one teacher’s letter of resignation that makes us wonder have we lost teacher creativity in education?   http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/04/06/teachers-resignation-letter-my-profession-no-longer-exists/?fb_action_ids=10151540042074483%2C10151540012429483&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%7B%2210151540042074483%22%3A123669291157658%2C%2210151540012429483%22%3A637623266253553%7D&action_type_map=%7B%2210151540042074483%22%3A%22og.likes%22%2C%2210151540012429483%22%3A%22og.likes%22%7D&action_ref_map=%5B%5D Please follow and like us

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Active Readers Not Highlighting Improves Reading Comprehension

We love our highlighters – and they come in all colors of the rainbow BUT they do not help with studying and reading comprehension. Instead, thinking about what is read and becoming an active reader is what makes all the  difference in comprehension and learning. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/head-the-class/201304/underscoring-learning-practice-just-doesn-t-work Please follow and like us

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