What you need to know about Howard Gardner’s contribution to special education

1983 marked a revolution in the way learning is approached.  That year, a brilliant mind from Scranton, Pennsylvania launched what would become one of the most popular educational theories in the history of the discipline.  It was the introduction of the Multiple Intelligence Theory by Howard Gardner and boy did it change how we looked… Continue Reading

8 traits every special education teacher needs to have

Teaching is one of the most gratifying professions in the world.  Educators have a direct influence on their charges.  They are faced with the task of forming the world’s future leaders.  The only people who have a more challenging task are parents.  The job teachers do is taken for granted sometimes and students and parents… Continue Reading

Margaret Bancroft: devoted to children with disabilities for the first time

Margaret Bancroft was born in Philadelphia on June 28, 1854, the younger daughter of Harvey and Rebecca Bancroft. She attended the Philadelphia Normal School, and immediately upon graduation began her career as a teacher in Philadelphia. Bancroft’s intelligence, imagination, and dedication to her students set her apart as an extraordinary educator. She was fiercely devoted… Continue Reading

What you need to know about working memory disorder

Working memory is one the most fundamental skills children need when they go through their learning process.  It is the first stop on the path to long term knowledge.  According to the Learning Disabilities Association of America is the first out of three types of memory children depend on throughout their learning process and it… Continue Reading

How to teach children about dealing with failure

Parenting is quite possibly the most challenging task any person can face.  Being responsible for a young, defenseless person is not something that should be taken lightly.  Parents always want to teach their children the best life lessons that they possibly can.  We here at the Dwyer Family Foundation believe children should be helped as… Continue Reading

Everything you need to know about Maria Montessori and her legacy

Maria Montessori was born on August 31, 1870, in Chiaravalle, Italy, to middle-class, well-educated family. She managed to break the gender limits and in 1986 became the first female doctor in Italy. She also specialized in pediatrics and psychiatry. While teaching at her alma mater, Montessori treated poor and working-class children who attended the free… Continue Reading