Teachers all over America are faced with this challenge of keeping students engaged in the classroom when their world outside of school is one of constant engagement and stimulation. Knowing the world outside of our institutional walls is only one step in addressing modern learning styles. How to act and adjust schools today is the next step in making the classroom of today ready for tomorrow.
Internships in the community can be a great way to show students the value of learning and bring their passions back into the classroom.
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People with dyslexia take longer to alternate their attention between visual and audio cues, researchers say. That’s particularly true if they have to attend to a sound after seeing something. That difference may provide clues to better treatments for dyslexia.
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