Archive for the 'Strictly BSMART' Category

Power can be measured

Quite obviously I have some deep rooted aversion to the word “professional” as evidenced by some of my previous posts. It’s a work in progress; coming to terms with society’s expectations and labeling (another word I despise) of individuals whom we are expected to revere more so if their occupation is prefaced by that ‘word’. […]

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Yo, Teacher Teacha!

I am a teacher. I change lives. Wanna know how much I make as an educator? I’ll let my friend, Mr. Taylor Mali, answer this question.   Miracle Worker    

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The Art of Non-Conformity – The Business of Inspiration

Every society honors its live conformists, and its dead troublemakers. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960   “It’s not like there is this great debate about art and it’s role in society. It’s mostly been co-opted by a business mentality that goes against the grain of creativity which is an organic process that can’t be simply […]

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Developmental Deficits – Symptom Checklist

Do you recognize this child? Below is a list of common deficits that can negatively affect academic, social, and physical development. Difficulty understanding directions Difficulty following directions Unable to sequence steps for tasks Memory and retention difficulties Difficulty understanding concepts of space and time Poor listening comprehension when reading or being read to Poor vocabulary/expression […]

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Traditional vs. Developmental Approaches to Education

  Keeping Up or Catching Up? 1. The typical approach in regular classrooms is to “Keep Up” with the class. This approach ignores problems and focusses on completing assigned work that keeps the teacher happy. Parents and special teachers are expected to assist in “Keeping Up.” 2. Another approach that parents instinctively sense is to […]

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Benefits of Early Brain Stimulation

Early Stimulation by Dr. Lyelle Palmer, Ph.D., PARTone. www.babysschool.com Benefits of Early Stimulation in babies and small children. Here in this video, Dr. Lyelle Palmer, Ph.D., the known Research Scientist and program developer on Early Learning, explains about the positive impact of stimulation on the young brain.  Benefits of Early Brain Stimulation There is extensive research […]

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Neurodevelopment and School Readiness

School Neuro-Readiness 2020: Introduction by Lyelle L. Palmer, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus, Winona State University, Minnesota BSMART Advisor The Need for Neuro-Developmental School Readiness Pupil performance at the ends of both kindergarten and 3rd grade are highly predictive of academic success in secondary school achievement. Fluent reading, writing and calculation at an automatic mastery level are […]

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