Posts Tagged "education fundamentals"

Three Tips to Ease Back to School Stress

Ease back to school stress with Gemm Learning

The start of a new school year can be a stressful time for students and parents alike. This is especially true for students with learning difficulties. Whether the summer was fun filled and free of academics or included activities to help reinforce skills, starting a new grade level means new worries and a lot of unknowns. Children recall prior struggles and successes and wonder if the new year …


Gemm Learning Offers BrainWare Safari

Gemm Learning was an early adopter of Brainware Safari in 2006. However, the program’s monitoring and analytical tools weren’t quite ready to match our customer service needs. Those issues have been resolved and we are thrilled to offer this amazing program with the same Program Manager guidance that we are able to offer our Fast ForWord students. As always, with any Gemm program, our service …


When My Professional Life Became Personal

For years I had watched my nephew, Sean, block his ears in my car when I turned on a book on cd. He would grab his personal cd player and turn his music up so he would not have to listen the narration. I often wondered why he had such an aversion to my listening library. When I asked him, he replied, “Auntie, I just don’t like it. It bothers my ears.” I wondered if he struggled with Audi…


Avoiding Kid Burnout

Tom Friedman, New York Times reporter, wrote an interesting article recently about how American students are among the highest in the world in 4th grade, but by 10th grade they are 25th in the OECD.

He goes into theories about charter schools and money and teachers, but how about this?

1/ American kids don’t want it as much. This is Clayton Christenson’s idea in “Disrupting Class”. They…