Carroll Connection 2018

In this edition of the Carroll Connection, we asked our students how we are doing on our mission to give each child what he or she most needs. Read what they had to say.

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How to Use Student Data at School
STEVE WILKINS

The Kids Know. Just Ask Them.

They know when they are getting what they need; they can answer these questions with wisdom and passion: Is your education designed to help you succeed? What is the value of small classes and focused remediation? What does Carroll do for you in comparison to your previous schools? What’s this cognitive development thing all about? How does the Carroll environment affect your level of happiness and self-awareness? Do you have enough opportunity to work on your areas of strength?

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What Does It Mean to Give Each Child What He or She Most Needs?

Carroll School is fiercely dedicated to giving each child what she or he most needs. What does this mean? To us, this means that we strive to understand each student’s unique learning profile and build lessons accordingly. What does this mean to students? Read on ...

Why Small Classes & Tutorials Work Best for Students with Dyslexia

Why does Carroll School work for our students whereas other schools have not? It’s because we’ve set-up our classrooms and tutoring to provide exactly what children with dyslexia needs - small group and individualized instruction. But does this structure work for students? Read what they have to say … 

Training Teachers Is Key to Dyslexia Education

Carroll teachers and tutors are uniquely trained to meet the needs of our learner. More importantly, they share a mindset that all children have the ability to succeed and we train them to ensure each student is moving in a positive direction and receiving effective skills, strategies, and positive self-concept. That’s a lofty goal to hold up. How are we doing? …

The Importance of Supporting the Dyslexic Strengths of Students

Children with dyslexia often have prolific talents. At Carroll, we think of these as superpowers and we aim to show children that dyslexia is a gift to share with the world. We asked students what is the dyslexic advantage and how Carroll supports it …

Social-Emotional Wellbeing Goes Hand in Hand with Dyslexia Education

We believe that academic growth and social-emotional learning go hand in hand. Carroll is an environment that makes learning differently a completely normal and daily occurrence. We work diligently to reverse the “I’m stupid” mindset that many students come to Carroll with. Hear what students think ...

Creating Better Learners by Boosting Cognitive Skills

At Carroll, we believe our job is to create better learners. Part of the answer is Cognitive Intervention. Targeted Cognitive Intervention (TCI) gets to the underlying “causes” of a child’s specific learning challenge and helps to build better brain circuits that promote more effective and efficient learning. We asked students to describe TCI … 

The Importance of an Inclusive and Diverse School Culture

Over the decades, Carroll has evolved from a program that offered a superb remedial program but limitations in other offerings to a complete school with strengths in many additional curricular and extracurricular areas. Have we made a difference? Read what our students say about school culture.

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