I am a resource room teacher and academic interventionist in New York, and proud mother of two smaller learning girls. My training is in both general and special education with specialization in learning and behavior disorders. I am a certified provider of Fast ForWord™ and BrainWare Safari™, research-based cognitive training programs that can be mentored in person or long-distance. Contact me using the tab above and find out how I can help!

Why “The Ways They Learn”?

As one of my best teachers in grad school often proclaimed, “If they cannot learn the way we teach, then we had better teach the way they can learn” (paraphrased possibly from Ignacio Estrada, though we can’t quite be sure who coined it first.) This pretty much sums up my mission to find the best paths to reach each student. As a special educator by profession, I tend to attract those students with particularly unique backgrounds and needs, so I continually find myself traveling new Ways.

Why “Learning Girl”?

Why not “Teacher Lady,” besides the fact that this already describes about 25,743 other edu-bloggers? Well, the Girl part is just to be youthful. As for “Learning,” I like to emphasize both to my students and myself that learning is a lifelong journey that we take together. Both personally and professionally, it takes constant learning to keep myself from growing stale.


This site includes affiliate links. When you click through my links and make a purchase (even if it’s not the product I suggested), I receive a teeny tiny bit of the profit at no cost to you. I also occasionally may receive free products for review purposes, in which case I will note that specifically in the product review post. However, I still only share my honest opinions and only recommend products that I truly think my readers will enjoy or benefit from.

Although I share personal experiences, I will always alter or omit details in order not to compromise the confidentiality of the other people involved. I have worked with tens of students in more than five different schools as well as numerous private tutees, so don’t even bother trying to figure out who I had in mind in a particular post (most are probably aggregate memories, anyway).



2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. m. morrissey  |  January 24, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Hi – I saw a post of yours about P3 teachers in NYC not being paid. I’m one of those teachers. Please email me!

    • 2. Learning Girl  |  February 6, 2013 at 10:20 pm

      I emailed you and also have written a couple of new posts here on the subject. I’m pretty steamed… Be in touch.


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