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Welcome to Learning Ally’s blog. You've come to the right place if you are an innovative teacher who wants to transform more struggling readers into grade-level achievers.


Behavioral Strategies that Can Work with Struggling Students
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December 18, 2018 by Valerie Chernek

Children and teens in Denver, recognize Terrence Gordon. For years, they heard his distinctive voice and appreciated his unique ways of looking at the ... Read More about Behavioral Strategies that Can Work with Struggling Students

We all learn differently, and that's okay!
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November 24, 2018 by Valerie Chernek

No student wants to look or feel differently in class. If they do, there’s a greater potential for loss of confidence in the learning process. ... Read More about We all learn differently, and that's okay!

Building a Belief System for the Inclusion of Struggling Readers in School Culture
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September 25, 2018 by Valerie Chernek

The parable of the mustard seed is a lesson that all great things can happen with the start of a small thing – like believing that all kids ... Read More about Building a Belief System for the Inclusion of Struggling Readers in School Culture

Developing a Growth Mindset in Struggling Readers
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July 11, 2018 by Valerie Chernek

By the time Samantha reached 4th grade, she had lost hope of keeping up with her friends who liked to read books. Samantha did ... Read More about Developing a Growth Mindset in Struggling Readers