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The Educational Register

Parents will find the articles featured below especially helpful as they consider an independent school or summer program. Written by the heads of independent schools, private colleges and camps, they provide a unique and timely insight into various aspects of independent education. Articles from previous editions are also available using the search by keyword and category function. The Editor

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CHALLENGE AND SUPPORT: FINDING THE BALANCE
Michael J. Schafer Head of School Kimball Union Academy Meriden, NH
One of the biggest challenges for teachers and parents is finding the right balance for our children between closer personal attention and adequate space for learning and growth

TEACHING WITH E.R.A.S.E.R.S
Devin Clifford Director of Summer Programs Cardigan Mountain School Canaan, NH
Seven characteristics of great teaching: Expectations, Relevance, Autonomy with Accountability, Stress with Support, Enjoyment, Reflection, and Success

THE BENEFITS OF THE OUT OF DOORS WORLD AND THE WORLD OF TECHNOLOGY FOR LD STUDENTS
Tad Jacks Head of School Craig School Mountain Lakes, NJ
Learning disabled students thrive in schools that celebrate the greatness of both nature and technology

COLLEGE PREP SUGGESTIONS FOR SOPHOMORES AND THEIR PARENTS
Mark Greenstein Founder Ivy Bound Test Prep and Rising Stars Academic Tutoring Newington, CT
An insiderís view on prep for SAT and ACT, plus how to improve study, reading and writing skills, and helpful advice about the value of AP courses

MONTESSORI SCHOOLS
James McGhee II Co-Head Alexander Montessori School Miami, FL
Understanding Montessori School affiliation and accreditation

UNDERSTANDING THE ADOLESCENT BRAIN
Dr. Marjorie E. Castro Head of School Eagle Hill School - Greenwich Greenwich, CT
Often a challenging time for both students and adults, itís important to remember that the adolescent brain is developing during this necessary and important period.

HOW CAMP CAN HELP CHILDREN DIAGNOSED WITH LD AND/OR ADHD NAVIGATE SUCCESSFUL OUTCOMES
John Willson Executive Director SOAR Balsam, NC
As parents and caregivers for young men and women living with learning disabilities and ADHD, the task of giving them the necessary supports can be daunting.

A SUMMER OF SUBSTANCE: A CASE FOR TEEN TRAVEL AND SUMMER CAMP
Ira Solomon Director Westcoast Connection / 360į Student Travel
Meeting new people, experiencing a foreign culture, spending time in nature, and visiting historic places are examples of ways that teenagers can rekindle a sense of wonder and adventure, explore their interests, and discover their passions without stress and pressure to get the highest score.

A FAMILY BUSINESS WITHIN A THERAPEUTIC BOARDING SCHOOL
Richard L. Chorney and Peter J. Chorney Grove School Madison, CT
Working as a father/son team is an extraordinary opportunity allowing both partners to grow closer personally and professionally.

USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO ATTRACT ALUMNI
Brad Johnson Head of School Bolles School Jacksonville, FL
All independent schools strive to maintain close, positive relationships with alumni constituents. To do that, we must meet our alumni where they are and engage them in ways that are meaningful and productive.

Authors Who Have Contributed Articles to The Educational Register Since 1941

Close to 1000 articles have been published in The Educational Register since it was first published in 1941. To search a complete list of authors and the schools, colleges and summer camps they represented, Click Here.
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