PERISCOPE: "SEE OVER THE TOP"
"Education is not preparation for life;
Oregon Department of Education's Talented and Gifted page:http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/results/?id=76
Oregon Association for Talented and Gifted:
A blog entry by Amy Wang: "Should you have your child tested, and when?" (includes many useful links): http://blog.oregonlive.com/themombeat/2010/09/should_you_have_your_child_tes.html
OREGON STATE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Oregon's Common Core State Standards:
LEARNING DISABILITIES AND MENTAL ILLNESSES
A starting place for finding information about mental illness (National Alliance on Mental Illness):
A starting place for finding information about autism (Autism Society of America): http://www.autism-society.org/
A starting place for finding information about learning disabilities (National Center for Learning Disabilities): http://www.ncld.org/
I have heard the dark hearts of the stones
that beat once in a lifetime. ---William Pitt Root
Basic but important:
How to prepare children for your military deployment, and stay involved in their education during deployment:
Tips for parents with kids struggling at school, by Linda Drummond (an Australian education blogger): http://www.kidspot.com.au/schoolzone/Learning-difficulties-Tips-for-parents-with-kids-struggling-at-school+4155+301+article.htm
"Back to School: Why Grit is More Important than Good Grades," by Paul Tough
How to Talk to Your Kids about Tough Issues, from Children Now:
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News Articles & Guest Columns
READ ABOUT PERISCOPE IN THE FOREST GROVE LEADER.
READ ABOUT PERISCOPE IN THE PACIFIC INDEX (PACIFIC UNIVERSITY'S STUDENT NEWSPAPER).
READ LORRI NANDREA'S GUEST COLUMNS IN THE FOREST GROVE LEADER:
NOV. 2012: "Forest Grovers Are Like Open Books"
JAN. 9, 2013: "The Messy Middle of Learning"
JAN. 30, 2013: "The Power of Fiction: Literature Foster Empathy"
MARCH 11, 2013: "The Politics of Democracy Demand Compromise"
APRIL 9, 2013: "Liberal Arts Graduates Are Rich in Culture if Not Money"
JUNE 4, 2013: "Learning Need Not Stop During Summer"
JULY 8, 2013: "Maps Ground Us, Give Us Power"
SEPT. 4, 2013: "Access to Alternative Education Remains a Must"
SEPT. 30, 2013: "Common Core Standards Require Commitment"
FEBRUARY 19, 2014: "I'll Take Language"
MARCH 17, 2014: "How Does an Author's Identity Affect Their Work?"
MAY 25, 2014: "Let's Hear it for Wikipedia"
JUNE 25, 2014: "We Can Disagree, Can't We?"
JULY 28, 2014: "Freedom Draws Fine Lines"
NOV. 3, 2014: "Ebola Makes Us Realize All Fates are Entwined"
See pictures of Periscope taken by Michael Thompson of The Hillsboro Argus:
TESTS, TEST TAKING AND TEST ANXIETY
COMMON STANDARDIZED TESTS
TEST TAKING STRATEGIES:
YouTube video on Eliminating Wrong Answers:
Plain but clear and comprehensive handout:
Explanation and research overview:
Overcoming test anxiety:
RESEARCH ON TUTORING
"Tutoring Must Knows":
HELP WITH MATH, AND PRACTICE PROBLEMS
All Math and Science:
HELP WITH WRITING, RESEARCH & CITATION
Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (writing
process, research, citation, and more):
Paragraph Organization: http://time4writing.com/writing-resources/paragraph-writing-secrets/
Elementary and Middle School Writing Prompts:
High School Writing Prompts from the Multnomah, OR Ed Service District:
More Grammar Worksheets, because you can never have too many:
Creative Writing Prompts (teens and up):
HELP WITH STUDY SKILLS
Learning styles in primary school children:
For high school students: http://academictips.org/study-skills/high-school-study-tips/
For high school and college students: http://www.cse.buffalo.edu/~rapaport/howtostudy.html
COPING WITH HIGH SCHOOL
"Coping with ADHD as a Teen in High School," by Dawn Hawkins:
TED Talks About High School:
WikiHow: How to deal with drama at school (with links to other Wikis):
High School to College Transition:
PLANNING FOR AND APPLYING TO COLLEGE
Periscope's Handouts for College-Bound High School Students
Diane Turner Maller's article "High School's Final Year: Supporting Your College-Bound Child"
US News & World Report's College Reviews: http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges
Forbes Magazine's College Reviews:
Comprehensive list of colleges and universities in the US:
Hillsboro High School's College Planning Site, with lots of good links: http://schools.hsd.k12.or.us/hilhi/Counseling/CollegePlanning/tabid/3152/Default.aspx