Tag Archive | learning differences

How are you Smart? Wise Families Celebrate Different Kinds of Smart

How are you smart? Today’s Learning Guest Post is written by “Intentional Parenting” blogger and faith-based author Carole Sparks.  I love it when everyday families make learning an everyday conversation.  Carole’s family sat down together for a family discussion on what it means to be smart, and the results almost channel “Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences” […]

4 Differences between Helicopter Parents and Tethered Parents

4 Differences between Helicopter Parents and Tethered Parents

Chester Goad, EdD For the last couple of decades the term “Helicopter Parent” has become synonymous for parents others consider too involved in the lives of their children.  At one time, the term “helicopter” implied “someone who hovers”.  People would chuckle, “Oh, don’t mind her, she’s just a helicopter parent.” Within the last few years, […]

“Dyslexia is Real” Bill Speeds to Senate Education Committee THIS Week!

The “Dyslexia is Real” Bill is picking up steam on capitol hill in Nashville! Please share the good news! Senator Becky Duncan Massey, of the 6th senate district and the bill’s sponsor on the senate side has placed the bill (SB 2002) on notice and it is expected to be presented in the Senate education committee, Wednesday, February […]

5 Things You May Not Have Known About Bullying & Disabilities

In October, just one week after I presented about disabilities and bullying at the Bully Free Tennessee Conference, state officials released a report highlighting the numbers of confirmed bullying cases in our schools last year.   According to the state’s report, of 7,555 bullying cases submitted for review last year, 5,478 cases were confirmed.  Bear in […]

Malcolm Gladwell Talks Underdogs & Dyslexia

If you’re a Malcolm Gladwell fan, you’ll be happy to know his new work, “David & Goliath” has been released.  As usual, Gladwell’s interesting take on the world and on a variety of topics  will capture your attention and keep it. This time, he’s talking about underdogs.  We all like a good underdog, but I’d bet most have never thought […]

Of Zippers, Smart Alecs & Trapper Keepers: Tale of an ADHDr.

I’ve just wrapped up my doctorate. That’s right. I am finally Dr. Goad. This realization that I have completed my higher education (in the formal sense of course) is one revelation that got me thinking about where I am and how I got here. I wanted to take a moment to encourage others who have attention […]

What about the “Value Added” by Teachers Already Meeting Expectations?

By Chester Goad This is not a political post. It is not a cry for or against reforms, nor is it pro or anti-union. It is not a whiney rant about accountability, and I am not railing against the evils of high-stakes testing. This is simply an observation, so stick with me for a minute. […]

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