Dyslexia News & Blog

Welcome to the Dyslexia News & Blog by Carroll School. Here you will find the latest news and resources from Carroll and beyond about education, dyslexia, and data-informed instruction for educating the whole child.

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Carroll Connection 2022-23
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Carroll Connection 2022-2023

Our diversity makes us stronger as a community at Carroll School—and today it plays a critical role in our mission. On each campus, our staff and faculty are finding new ways every day to put diversity, equity, and inclusion at the heart of all we do.

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9 Carroll Successes in 2022
Dr. Renée Greenfield, Head of School Blog

Every chance they get, Carroll educators celebrate student victories, big and small. By doing so, they foster joy not simply in what was accomplished, but in all the learning that is yet to come. Following their lead, and in the spirit of year-end reflection, I’ve created my own highlight reel of successes and sources of pride—in no particular order—from 2022. It feels important to pause and take stock of the tremendously meaningful work we engage in at Carroll. What’s more, writing it down has made me even more excited for all that lies ahead in 2023!

The Upside of Struggle
Dr. Renée Greenfield, Head of School Blog

The first time I heard the phrase “productive struggle” was in graduate school. I was in a math methods course, slogging through some pretty tough concepts. My professor was doing her best to encourage us, reassuring us that floundering, muddling through, and making mistakes were hardly signs of failure. In fact, in these very lurching efforts were the seeds of profound learning. Little did I know, more than two decades later, the notion of productive struggle would be foundational to my work, and to the work of all Carroll educators.

Uncovering the Language Lessons of STEM
Carroll School

This school year, eight Grade 4 students are piloting the use of a large-scale building kit known as Rigamajig, originally developed for New York City’s High Line Park by toy designer Cas Holman. The kit—filled with every imaginable type of building material—is designed to encourage collaborative, hands-on, open-ended play. But when Head of School Renée Greenfield first ran the idea by Carroll teachers last summer, Lower School science teacher Kelly Sampar and Lower School speech language pathologist Jen Amos immediately honed in on a secondary benefit: building communication skills.

Homecoming: What It Means and Why It Matters
Mary McNulty

On November 23, Carroll was abuzz as alumni descended upon the Lincoln campus for the 2022 Homecoming celebration. There was a palpable sense of excitement as classmates reunited with each other. Though the festivities are held in the gym, alums enjoy time strolling around campus, soaking in the memories, fitting in some gaga action, and most importantly, visiting teachers.

Students Giving Back: How we embolden volunteerism and charitable work
Amy Dempster

To fully create a culture of kindness and empathy at Carroll, we embolden our students to volunteer and give back to the community inside and outside of our campus walls. By providing opportunities for charitable giving—be it their time, advocacy, or donations—our hope is that students will be motivated to continue this important work throughout their lifetime. Here’s what that looks like across our campuses this year.

Ensuring Our Students See Themselves in Their Teachers
Celebration of Giving 2021-2022

Carroll School has long been a leader in teacher training, and in providing intensive professional development focused on meeting the needs of students with learning differences. Carroll’s mission to equip and support educators doesn’t end there, however. We want to make these opportunities not just available, but more inclusive to educators from every race, culture, and background.

Fostering a Welcoming Parent Community
Celebration of Giving 2021-2022

Carroll is a school with a broad geographic reach. This creates challenges for families who want to get to know and spend time with other families—new friends who might live a few towns away, versus down their street. The Parents’ Association helps facilitate these relationships for Carroll families… and helps parents give back to the educators who have changed their lives.

Dyslexia 1 in 5 students
Dr. Renée Greenfield, Head of School Blog

Last month, Massachusetts passed a momentous and long-awaited piece of legislation requiring schools to screen young students for dyslexia and other learning differences at least twice a year. Beginning on July 1, 2023, this right-to-read legislation will combat an entrenched wait-to-fail approach in the state’s public schools. Why should this matter to the Carroll community?

New Teacher Training: The power of the alumni perspective
Mary McNulty

Carroll's attention to onboarding new faculty and staff is most closely witnessed during the week/s before school starts. In addition to joining returning faculty in professional development trainings and team meetings, new employees attend a New Employee Orientation. A cornerstone event during this specialized training is the Carroll Alumni and Alumni Parents panel. Read why it's so powerful.


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