December 7 is Delaware Day. Here are 7 Fun Facts!

Since 1933, the governors of Delaware have proclaimed December 7th as Delaware Day in honor of that day in 1787 when Delaware became the first state to ratify the Federal Constitution, thus making Delaware the first state in the New Nation.

So, what’s great about the state? Here are 7 Fun Facts:

  1. Delaware was the first state to ratify the Constitution on December 7, 1787, making it “The First State.”
  2. Delaware is the second-smallest state in the country. It stretches less than 100 miles long, and is a mere 35 miles at its widest point!
  3. The state insect is

December 2nd is Special Education Day

Special Education options in DelawareSpecial Education Day was created to honor progress and celebrate students with disabilities and their teachers, parents, and schools. And, Special Education Day marks the anniversary of the nation’s first federal special education law, which was signed into law by President Gerald Ford on December 2, 1975.

For a story about President Ford’s signing statement, please click here.

We have come a long way since 1975. Today, access to education is available for all children, including children with disabilities.

To learn more about Special Education Day, CLICK HERE. Or, learn more about Special Education in Delaware, including:

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How “outside the box thinking” helps children gain confidence and succeed!

How outside the box thinking helps kids become more confident and successfulOutside the box thinking. It’s a popular catch phrase. But, what does it mean for students?

Thinking out of the box literally means shifting a person’s frame of reference. In simple terms, it means to think differently, unconventionally, or from an entirely new perspective.

The result of learning to think beyond the established, conventional viewpoint results in truly inventive solutions to all types of problems. And, from an educational perspective, when students learn to think innovatively from a young age, their future is limitless.

Of course, learning to think outside the box should never become a chore or be relegated …

Back to Basics Learning Dynamics announces 2017 Impact Award Winners

2017 Impact Award Winner Jessica Sanchez (center) pictured with Back to Basics Learning Dynamics Director Beverly Stewart, M.Ed. (left) and Education Director Erin Brenner (right).
2017 Impact Award Winner Jessica Sanchez (center) pictured with Back to Basics Learning Dynamics Director Beverly Stewart, M.Ed.  and Education Director Erin Brenner.

At Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, Inc. it is our mission to educate and build self-esteem in children and adults to make a difference in their lives. All of our devoted employees, tutors, interpreters, translators, psychologists, speech, occupational, and behavioral specialists, and office staff play an integral role, not only our 33 years of success, but more importantly, in making the Back to Basics mission and vision a rewarding reality.

Our employees have helped us accomplish our …

The number of English Language Learners (ELLs) is on the rise. What schools can do to ensure academic success.

Did you know that approximately 1 out of every 10 public school students in the United States right now is learning to speak English? There are nearly 5 million English Language Learners or ELLs in U.S. public education today, according to a recent article by NPR.

Of those 5 million, the vast majority (some 3.8 million) speak Spanish. But there are many other languages represented, as well, from Mandarin Chinese, to Arabic, to Vietnamese.

Pull-out vs. push-in instruction. What’s the difference?

According to the RESOL International Association, Pull-out ELL instruction means that the teacher pulls students out of the …