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New Teacher in Town

First-year teacher Ms. Todd starts the school year at Bearden Elementary.

Tale of Two Schools: Patience

At the end of the school year, Ms. Todd has discovered a new confidence in teaching reading; nevertheless, she decides to leave Bearden Elementary.

The Lab School

Meet the kids at the Lab School of Washington, D.C., a school designed especially for children with learning disabilities.

Phonemic Segmentation

A kindergarten teacher learns a technique for teaching students how to identify the individual sounds within a word.


Dr. Moats gives examples of how teachers can be better prepared to enter the classroom.