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  • Teaching Secondary Students to Write Effectively: An Educator’s Practice Guide

    Teaching Secondary Students to Write Effectively: An Educator’s Practice Guide

    Published February 6, 2017, by LDAOeng Teaching Secondary Students to Write Effectively, developed by the National Centre for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance at the Institute of Educational Sciences, is a practical guide for educators working with students between grades 6 and 12. The guide was compiled by an expert panel, with the goal of offering educators specific, evidence-based recommendations to […] 0 Comments

  • Technology Video Contest

    Technology Video Contest

    Published February 3, 2017, by LDAOeng If you teach students with learning disabilities and you use technology to support these students, LD@school wants to hear from YOU! Video entries may be used in the creation of a new LD@school technology learning module for educators. All video submissions are due by Friday, March 10, 2017. All entries will be entered into a random draw for one class pizza party. 0 Comments

  • The Elephant in the Classroom

    The Elephant in the Classroom

    Published January 27, 2017, by LDAOeng by Elisa Blasi, Learning Disabilities Association of York Region Ambassador Elisa's Story Have you ever heard the term “the elephant in the room”? It is often used when there is an obvious issue or problem that everyone can see, yet, in order to avoid an uncomfortable situation, is sidestepped. For most of my life, I […] 0 Comments

  • An Introduction to Self-Regulation

    An Introduction to Self-Regulation

    Published January 27, 2017, by LDAOeng by Michael Fairbrother and Dr. Jessica Whitley What Is Self-regulation? Self-regulated learning is a process that assists students in managing their thoughts, behaviours, and emotions in order to successfully navigate their learning experiences (Zumbrunn, Tadlock, & Roberts, 2011). According to Canadian researcher, Shanker (2012), “self-regulation refers to a child’s ability to deal with stressors effectively and efficiently and then return to a baseline […] 0 Comments

  • An Introduction to Working Memory

    An Introduction to Working Memory

    Published January 27, 2017, by LDAOeng What is Working Memory? Working memory refers to a brain system, or mental workspace, responsible for temporarily storing and manipulating information. It is different from short-term memory, where information is stored and recalled in the same format; for example, students can hold a set of numbers in short term memory, but in order to repeat […] 0 Comments

  • How can educators help students be empathetic towards students with learning disabilities?

    How can educators help students be empathetic towards students with learning disabilities?

    Published January 25, 2017, by LDAOeng Help students be empathetic towards students with learning disabilities Meta-description: Start by modelling empathy and understanding. Students want to succeed and if they aren’t doing well it is often because something is getting in the way. 0 Comments

  • Executive Functioning Explained: Recognizing, Understanding, Supporting

    Executive Functioning Explained: Recognizing, Understanding, Supporting

    Published January 23, 2017, by LDAOeng This podcast features a one-on-one interview with Dr. Marie-Josée Gendron, school and clinical psychologist, who discusses the various executive functioning skills, screening and identification considerations, and the relationship between executive functions and learning disabilities (LDs). 0 Comments

  • Behind Enemy Lines: How THAT Student Became a Vice Principal

    Behind Enemy Lines: How THAT Student Became a Vice Principal

    Published January 13, 2017, by LDAOeng In this podcast, Michael Karras will frankly share with you his struggles and successes as a student, linked in part to his learning disability (LD) and ADHD, but also due to the type of teaching he received. 0 Comments

  • How can mindfulness help students deal with feelings of anxiety?

    How can mindfulness help students deal with feelings of anxiety?

    Published December 20, 2016, by LDAOeng In high school, we are seeing more and more students voice concerns about anxiety around oral presentations. They often choose to take a zero on the assignment rather than do the presentation.  How can mindfulness strategies help our students who are experiencing these anxieties around presentations? LDs and Anxiety To begin, it is useful to […] 0 Comments

  • Designing Accessible Classroom Websites

    Designing Accessible Classroom Websites

    Published December 13, 2016, by LDAOeng Do you have your own classroom website, or do educators in your school have their own websites? When these websites are designed, is there thought being applied to those students who may have accessibility challenges? Students with learning disabilities (LDs) are not the only students who may have difficulty accessing online content, so it is good practice to design with accessibility in mind. The LD@school team has put together some background information on why designing accessible classroom websites is important, as well as some simple steps educators can take to ensure they are designing websites that can be easily navigated by everyone. 0 Comments

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