Suzanne McCabe

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If you're a teacher and you think you're suffering from burnout, you might want to read this

Suzanne McCabe June 2nd, 2014

In this piece, teacher Wendi Pillars describes her profession as "emotionally, physically, and mentally consuming." As a former teacher, I know whereof she speaks. Pillars...

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Learning disabilities: What we know, don't know and think we know

Suzanne McCabe May 23rd, 2014

A new report by the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) examines the impact that learning and attention issues have on millions of children and young adults...

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IRA: A cheat sheet

Suzanne McCabe May 9th, 2014

If you’re attending the annual convention of the International Reading Association in New Orleans this weekend (May 9-12), you may be overwhelmed by the possibilities—so...

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Different strokes: Allowing for creativity

Suzanne McCabe May 2nd, 2014

According to Peter DeWitt and other educators, “learning styles” are a myth. No more distinguishing between auditory and visual learners. Children learn best, brain...

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“Is this America?”

Suzanne McCabe April 25th, 2014

It's been 50 years since President Lyndon B. Johnson declared "unconditional war on poverty," and 60 years since Brown v.

How toddlers thrive: A conversation with Dr. Tovah P. Klein

Suzanne McCabe April 14th, 2014

As calls for universal preschool continue around the country, so do debates about its efficacy. Even New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio acknowledges that the additional 21...

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An ode to New Jersey poets

Suzanne McCabe April 2nd, 2014

The title seems like an oxymoron. But my home state has more than its share of poets.

For starters, there's Walt Whitman, William Carlos Williams, Dorothy Parker...

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Children and trauma: a new approach

Suzanne McCabe March 27th, 2014

There's a big difference between normal, everyday stress, which can build resilience in a child, and "toxic stress," which often stems from abuse, neglect, and family...

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SATs and the 1,600 you deserved

Suzanne McCabe March 11th, 2014

If you took the SATs before that crazy 2,400 system, you probably should have gotten a 1,600. Congratulations if you actually did.

I know that I should...

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Honoring Black History (and a list of 50+ books for students)

Suzanne McCabe February 21st, 2014

When I was in sixth grade, my older brother handed me a paperback book. I don’t remember what he said, but I knew by the look on his face that I had to read it.