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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 2019-2020 - The Journey
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Carroll Connection 2019-2020

Carroll’s vibrant community collaboratively pens the school’s journey story. Each student, alumnus, parent, and teacher brings a unique perspective to this shared journey and the mile markers along the way. In this edition of Carroll Connection, we hear from our community about their journey before, during, and after Carroll School.

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Carroll Cares - Tips for Managing Stress and Anxiety
Amy Dempster

As we all adjust to the changing world around us, Allison Harmon (Director of Counseling at Carroll) reflects on the stress and anxiety responses during the pandemic and offers some additional suggestions for how to manage this -- both for our kids and ourselves. Her tips and additional resources recently shared by our nursing staff are some of the many ways Carroll cares for those in our community. 

Meet Kate Collins, Incoming Upper School Division Head
Amy Dempster

Kate Collins joins the Carroll School family as the new Upper School Division Head for Academic Year 2020-21. Before you get a chance to meet her on campus, we thought our community would like to get to know her a little. We asked Kate to answer a few questions for us.

GECCO: Give Each Child Carroll Online
Steve Wilkins, Head of School Blog

Carroll School declares that our job is to give each child what that child most needs. It doesn’t matter whether we are forced to social distance or whether we are in person. That is our job. A remote plan that failed to focus on this principle would never work properly for the Carroll community. Steve Wilkins shares how we approach this task.

First Budmen Face Shields Sent to Local Hospitals
Amy Dempster

When Carroll got the call for help to create medical masks and shields for local healthcare workers using its 3D printers, our maker/Fab Lab teachers - Colin Meltzer, Josh Mulready, Jamie Fisher, Louisa French, and Andrew Nimmer jumped into action. On Friday, Josh Mulready delivered the first 12 sets. Read an update from Josh.

Individualized Remote Learning at Carroll School
Amy Dempster

Carroll School's mission is always to give each child what they most need. Everything from curriculum to teaching mindset to daily schedules is centered around this idea of supporting each child's unique learning profile. So how exactly does this translate to a remote learning setting

A Call for Help: Using 3D Printers to Create Medical Masks for Local Healthcare Workers
Amy Dempster

When an Upper School parent who's on the frontline as a healthcare worker reached out to Kurt Moellering, Upper School Division Head, about using Carroll's 3D printers to make medical masks, he knew just who to call: Colin Meltzer, Josh Mulready, and Jamie Fisher. Our Educational Technology team oversees our maker spaces. Learn more.

Distance Learning: Creating a New Normal during COVID-19 Social Distancing
Amy Dempster

For over 50 years, Carroll School has been a place of hope and commitment to student progress. When faced with the COVID-19 outbreak and the move to social distancing, we've had to move quickly to create a new normal for our community (faculty, staff, students, families). There was no doubt that each decision carefully weighed and considered would focus on our core value to give each child exactly what they need. Here are a few examples of the steps we've taken to get distance learning going.

Larry Brown Receives Prestigious Alice H. Garside Award
Amy Dempster

On February 29, 2020, Larry Brown was honored by the International Dyslexia Association Massachusetts Branch and presented with the prestigious Alice H. Garside Award for his steadfast efforts to support the social and emotional resilience of students with dyslexia. The award was established in 1985 by Dr. Edwin Cole to honor individuals who make outstanding contributions in dyslexia.

Dyslexia Education: Strengths-Based or Remedial
Steve Wilkins, Head of School Blog

Educational philosophies about children with dyslexia can seem in conflict at times. Is dyslexia a curse or a gift? In this blog, I will attempt to reconcile two seemingly opposed views of dyslexia. One supports the notion that dyslexics have special talents that are simply better than those of typical learners. The other view pursues the notion of neuroplasticity and a more complete remediation of that which underlies the challenges of dyslexia.




Steve Wilkins, Head of School Blog


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