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5 Ways Parents Can Negatively Impact Their Teen’s Reputation

5 Ways Parents Can Negatively Impact Their Teen’s Reputation

By Chester Goad Ed.D. There are many ways teens can damage their own reputations without our help.  After all, their frontal lobes aren’t even fully developed, so they are in a sense, biologically bound to make mistakes. Making poor choices, rash decisions, and acting impulsively are all teen trademarks that contribute to the reputation they […]

“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 […]

DYSLEXIA REVIEW: 13 MEMORABLE DYSLEXIA STORIES OF 2013

2013 was a busy year for dyslexia! Dyslexia in medicine.  Dyslexia in politics.  Dyslexia in literature, arts, entertainment, and more. Below is a list of the Top Dyslexia stories for 2013.  Scroll down to the bottom to see my predictions for next year.  Happy New Year and best wishes for 2014.  Remember: Whatever your issue, […]

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. […]

Do you need a speaker, consultant, or workshop presenter?

I’ve been invited to do a lot of things and I never pass up a good opportunity to meet people and step out and do something different.  I was invited recently to judge a “Classic Car Show” in my city and as much as I love speaking to groups, I learned today that I really appreciate classic cars and […]

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