Tuesday, March 23, 2010

SpiderSmart just LOVES PS22 Chorus!!

yet ANOTHER unforgettable song!! EVERY single one of their performances gives us chills!! Check out ALL of 'em!!


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Writing: The Final Frontier


TOPIC: Writing: The Final Frontier

WHEN: 4/15

6:30-7:30 PM Your Turn to Speak - Advocacy and Open Discussion
7:30 - 9:00 PM Speaker Presentation

LDAMC, CHADD, and the GT/LD Network are pleased to jointly present this program on the challenges of writing for students with learning or attentional issues. Why is writing so difficult? The act of getting thoughts on paper is the culmination of a set of difficult skills: planning, organizing, researching, drafting, revising, and editing. Students with ADHD, dyslexia, executive function difficulties and written expression disorder frequently find parts or all of this process difficult. While the "writing across the curriculum" trend gains momentum, these students fall farther behind. Come hear Jilly Darefsky and Jessica Roake from The Siena School present ways to help students with learning disabilities write more easily and effectively. Come early for the discussion hour (6:30 - 7:30) to hear Janelle Ellis of Integrated Assistive Technology describe and demonstrate a variety of tech tools to help students with written expression difficulties.

LOCATION: Walter Johnson High School, 6400 Rock Spring Drive, Bethesda, MD -
conveniently located just two minutes off I-270 Old Georgetown Road
or Democracy Blvd exits

FOR MORE INFO: www.gtldnetwork.org

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Mesmeric March!!!

This has been our best month yet! A warm, light-filled thank you to all of our amazing families and students, who have made this month our most successful one thus far...

To love and learning!!

Securing the Peace in Liberia

Women of the United Nations police and peacekeeping forces that entered Liberia after the civil war have inspired a new generation of Liberian women to don uniforms.


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

BREAKING NEWS: two SpiderSmart students place first and third in regional Odyssey of the Mind!!!

Odyssey of the Mind has crowned two of our students queens of genius and creativity: CONGRATULATIONS to our super smart sisters--Natalia and Carolina!!!

Check out this amazing, challenging competition: http://www.odysseyofthemind.com/

meet gina turrini, tutor extraordinaire!

Gina is a mathematics and test prep tutor at SpiderSmart Learning Center of Bethesda. Gina began teaching when she worked as a private mathematics tutor for four years and as a teaching assistant for two years at Amherst College. In 2008, Gina graduated with degrees in Mathematics and Political Science from Amherst College. After graduation, Gina worked for a year as an English Communication Skills Instructor in Ankara, Turkey for students and staff at Bilkent University. Gina came to SpiderSmart Learning Center of Bethesda after moving back to the country in August. Gina also interns at the Council on Foreign Relations and is hoping to go to graduate school for a Master's in Public Policy.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

meet elliot rozenberg, one of our star teachers!

Elliot Rozenberg instructs his students at SpiderSmart Bethesda, bringing with him over six years of tutoring and teaching experience.  Elliot has taught students ages 4-45 in a wide area of subject matter including math, reading, and writing.  He also specializes in teaching standardized tests including the SATs, SSATs, ACTs, and the Praxis exam.  Elliot has received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from The George Washington University and attended the Bronx High School of Science in New York.  While he admits that the material that he has to teach is not always exciting, Elliot always attempts to make his students enjoy learning as much as he enjoys teaching.