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March 8, 2021

Anna Julia Cooper

Anna Julia Cooper was an American educator, scholar, and activist. She was born in 1858 to an enslaved woman in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her father is thought to be her mother’s white master. After the Civil War, in 1867, Anna at age nine was able to attend the Saint Augustine’s Normal School and Collegiate Institute, a coeducational school for former slaves. She began teaching mathematics part-time at the young age of ten. Anna received a […]
February 23, 2021

Dav Pilkey and “Captain Underpants”

David Murray “Dav” Pilkey  Jr., known as Dav Pilkey is an American cartoonist, author and illustrator of children’s literature.  He was born on March 4, 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio.  One of Pilkey’s best known children’s book series is Captain Underpants. Pilkey was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (“ADHD”) and dyslexia as a child which resulted in frequent reprimands for his behavior in elementary school.  While sitting in a desk in the school hallway, Pilkey […]
February 9, 2021

Booker T. Washington: American Educator

Booker T. Washington: one of the most influential African Americans in United States History. He was known for showing that an oppressed people could advance through his concept of practical education and progressed ideals of cooperation between the races and the advance of African American commerce as a boon to all Americans. Booker Taliaferro was born in April 1856, the son of an unknown white man and a slave named Jane who was the cook […]
February 3, 2021

Famous Children’s Authors: Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl is a famous children’s author known for writing 19 children’s books and six short stories.  Some of his most famous books are, The Gremlins (1943), James and the Giant Peach (1961), Charlie and The Chocolate Factory (1964), Fantastic Mr. Fox (1970), The BFG (1982), The Witches (1983) and Matilda (1988).

 Dahl was born on September 13, 1916 and died on November 23, 1990 at the age of 74.  Although a British author, he was born in Wales from immigrant Norwegian parents. Unfortunately, his father died when he was only four years old.

January 10, 2021

The Gutenberg Printing Press

Printing was first developed in China and Korea. Gutenberg did not invent the printing press but conceived the idea of a movable type utilizing three distinct technologies, which were used by humans for previous centuries. Gutenberg combined the technologies of paper, viscous oil-based ink, and the wine press to print brooks which allowed for the mass production and distribution of written work. As a result, individuals were provided access to more information. Written work was more uniform in its viewing format which led to more consistent spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
December 31, 2020
Online Home Schooling

An Alternative Way for Children to Learn Math

Singapore Math is a teaching method commenced in the 1980’s by the Singapore Ministry of Education for use for grades one through sixth. (See Brown, Hu, and Wright). The approach is more conceptual than the memory/rote learning of traditional mathematics.
October 26, 2020
Online Tutoring from Jamie The Tutor

A+ Results: Local Female Entrepreneur from Coral Springs Helping Special Needs Students Learn Locally and Across the Nation

Coral Springs-Based Jamie The Tutor Brings Sea-Change in Multi-Sensory Education with New Learning Options Coral Springs, Florida, October – Coral Springs’ own Jamie The Tutor has changed the game when it comes to multi-sensory education. In the turmoil and stress of the 2020 Lockdown, they have pivoted to offer their proven and effective multi-sensory techniques virtually to students located locally as well as around the country. Industry-leading techniques have been adapted and are offered by […]
April 7, 2020
Is your school refusing to accommodate your IEP student online?

Is your school refusing to accommodate your IEP student online?

Is your school refusing to accommodate your IEP student online
March 27, 2020
12 Museums to Visit Virtually

12 Museums to Visit Virtually

12 Museums to Visit Virtually
March 22, 2020
Special Education Funding Amid Coronavirus Scare

Special Education Funding Amid Coronavirus Scare

Special Education Funding Amid Coronavirus Scare
February 26, 2020
Dyslexie: A font designed to help people with dyslexia.

Dyslexie: A font designed to help people with dyslexia.

Dyslexie: A font designed to help people with dyslexia.
February 24, 2020
Phonics: What's old may be new again.

Phonics: What’s old may be new again.

Phonics: What's old may be new again.
September 21, 2019
Dyslexia: You Can Be a Star

Dyslexia: You Can Be a Star

Dyslexia: You Can Be a Star
September 14, 2019
From the Schoolhouse to the Jailhouse

From the Schoolhouse to the Jailhouse

From the Schoolhouse to the Jailhouse
September 14, 2019
Autism and Reading Comprehension

Autism and Reading Comprehension

Autism and Reading Comprehension

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