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HVP July 2016

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Page 26 of 43 n Hudson Valley Parent 27 Join us at Newburgh Mall this summer! FARMERS' MARKET Every Saturday July 16 - October 15 10am-2pm FREE KIDS CLUB SUMMER CAMP Every Wednesday July 13 - August 17 10am Bed Bath & Beyond, Offi ce Depot, Sears, The Bon-Ton and more than 55 specialty stores and services Easy Access: Exit 7B off I-84 and Exit 17 off I-87 1401 Route 300 • Newburgh, NY 12550 • (845) 564-1400 Connect with us on Rediscover Us! or does he perform below grade level - and, most importantly, why? The insights they shared offer valuable assistance in understanding how to help your child reach her true academic potential. "'Underachiever' is term I rare- ly use. Instead, I focus on how to motivate a student and to unlock what is his passion. I build onto a foundation that already exists so that each student can succeed. When students have an investment in their own learning, I find them By JOAN REID U sed to help define a person who performs below expecta- tions, the term "underachiev- er" is hardly new. But what's a par- ent to do when it's used to describe their child's academic performance? We posed the question to four Hudson Valley educators who all seemed to agree that the term could mean different things depending on individual situations. Is the student bright but not applying knowledge more motivated" says 2016 New York State Teacher of the Year Dana McDonough. Recognizing and helping underachieving students (Continued on Page 41) Dana McDonough 2nd grade teacher Newburgh Enlarged City School District 2016 New York State Teacher of the Year

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