Category Archives: School Psychology

Are you, in fact, smarter than a 5th grader?

Are you, in fact, smarter than a 5th grader? MCAS… some of us had ‘em, some of us didn’t. What everybody does have is an opinion about them. And while the excitement from being back at school after summer break … Continue reading

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The Murtaugh List

Do you know what a Murtaugh List is? No? The concept, of course, comes from a How I Met Your Mother episode. Educate yourself here. The List gets its name from veteran detective Roger Murtaugh, Danny Glover’s character from the “Lethal Weapon” movies. … Continue reading

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If I turn blue, don’t panic…

The average (healthy) human being can hold their breath for between 30 and 60 seconds. Magician David Blaine managed to hold his breath for 17 minutes and 4 seconds. Karoline Nariechen Meyer, of Brazil, holds the world record with 18 … Continue reading

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A Very Long Minute

DIBELS…. The first test. One of many curriculum based measurements we as first years will learn to administer this year. There is a test booklet, a timer, a student page, specific markings to be made while scoring, and a child … Continue reading

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Looks like someone’s got a case of the Mondays!

Dookershat. Best word ever. Apparently, the developers of a certain test believe that the ability to repeat back nonsense words can reflect on your intellectual abilities. At 6:59pm, however, I think the ability to maintain a straight face and say … Continue reading

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“Holy strawberries Batman! We’re in a Jam!”

Here I am, day two at “local elementary school”. First day went well. It was only the second day of school, so the majority of my time was dedicated to meeting teachers and trying not to get lost in this … Continue reading

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Odds, Ends & Beginnings

First, I want to say thank you for reading my blog! It has been a “crazy” year. I tried to sum up what this past semester has been like for me and this is what came out. So enjoy, and … Continue reading

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A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer

Last week, I had the privilege of taking part in MSPP’s annual production of A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer (MMRP). I read one of ten monologues that night, which all dealt with violence against women and … Continue reading

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Why I Chose MSPP’s School Psychology Program

I heard about MSPP from a girl I went to UMass with who worked in the same psychology lab as me. She graduated the year before me and told me when she got accepted to MSPP’s forensic psychology program. I … Continue reading

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Extracurriculars at MSPP

One thing that can really make you feel more connected to your school is to participate in extracurricular activities. In my experience, participating in activities outside the home can also improve your self esteem. Luckily, MSPP has a variety of … Continue reading

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