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Dr. Patrick Capriola

Dr. Patrick Capriola is the founder of strategiesforparents.com. He is an expert in parenting, social-emotional development, academic growth, dropout prevention, educator professional development, and navigating the school system. He earned his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Florida in 2014.

His professional experience includes serving as a classroom teacher, a student behavior specialist, a school administrator, and a coordinator of educator training at UF - providing professional development to school administrators and teachers, helping them learn to meet the academic and social-emotional needs of students.

He is focused on growing strategiesforparents.com into a leading source for high-quality research-based content to help parents work through the challenges of raising a family and progressing through the school system.

Difference or Distinction: What’s the Difference?

The nouns “difference” and “distinction” can be challenging for anyone to distinguish, especially since they’re actually synonyms. Still, they do have subtle nuances. Difference and distinction both refer to how people or things differ. “Distinction” is a more nuanced synonym that also means something that makes something stand out, usually referring to a characteristic that …

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Universities vs. University’s: Understanding the Difference between Plural and Possessive

The plural and possessive noun forms are both crucial components in the English language. As such, it’s essential to know how to distinguish between a plural and a possessive so that you can communicate effectively, as illustrated in the difference between “universities” vs. “university’s.” When considering the two forms, “universities” or “university’s, “universities,” is in …

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How to Properly Address a PhD

Honorifics play an important role in the English language. Not only do honorifics signify rank, but they help to convey courtesy and respect. In academia, honorifics are especially important, so it’s vital to address someone correctly. Many people wonder if they should address a PhD as doctor. You should address a PhD with the honorific term …

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Subject to Change: Meaning and Proper Usage

When learning the English Language, there is a lot more to it than just everyday conversation. At some point, you might face application forms or the terms and conditions for a business or service that you require. These documents often include many phrases and terms that you’re unlikely to encounter elsewhere, and “subject to change” …

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Can You Use “Rather” after A Comma?

Because the word “rather” can serve as an adverb, conjunction, or preposition in a sentence, the rules about when to use a comma with it may seem frighteningly complex. For instance, can you use “rather” after a comma? The only time you can use “rather” after a comma is when using it in parenthetical punctuation …

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