Kirsten Simone Hunkapiller

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Kids & Tourette Syndrome

There are lots of misconceptions about Tourette Syndrome. This is what experts know about how they affect children and what can be done to help.<p>Hundreds of times a day, 7-year-old Alex blinks his eyes rapidly while also making a protruding motion with his lips, like he's kissing. He also frequently …

The Brain

3 Ways to Make Meaningful Connections With Your Students

Too often, I've heard teachers talk about how helpless they feel when it comes to reaching out to their students. The days of being the person whose …

How to Revitalize Your Students

Yes, I could blame the students for their behaviors or I could look at what I have been doing to allow these pesky learning inhibiting weeds to …

Teaching

What Do Parents Need to Know About the Common Core?

To counteract the negative circumstances of implementation in many places, Common Core advocates need to work deliberately to gain the support of …

Teaching

English-Language Learners and Academic Language

• BICS (also called <b>communicative competence</b>): listening and speaking skills that students tend to acquire quickly in a new language (within the first …

Teaching