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  • What strategies can we use to improve a student’s flexibility?

    What strategies can we use to improve a student’s flexibility?

    Published February 18, 2020, by LDAOeng Much of the time, flexibility problems persist less because of a lack of objectively good strategies and more because of a lack of the motivation, engagement, and interest to get behind a strategy and apply it. 0 Comments


  • FREE WEBINAR: Understanding Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities – From Diagnosis to Intervention

    FREE WEBINAR: Understanding Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities – From Diagnosis to Intervention

    Published February 13, 2020, by LDAOeng Non-verbal learning disability (NVLD) is a frequently misunderstood and misused diagnosis. You may have heard non-verbal learning disabilities described as a cluster of difficulties that are primarily in non-language areas, but what does this really mean? And more importantly, if a student in your class has been diagnosed with NVLD do you know how to support him or her? 0 Comments


  • Math and the Growth Mindset

    Math and the Growth Mindset

    Published January 31, 2020, by LDAOeng Mindsets are the beliefs that people hold about their own intellectual abilities and the abilities of others. Some believe that the ability to learn is limited, or fixed, and that there is not much that can be done to change it. In contrast to this fixed mindset is a growth mindset, which is the belief that with the right instruction and practice anyone can improve their ability. 0 Comments


  • FAQ: Extra time in assessment settings

    FAQ: Extra time in assessment settings

    Published January 9, 2020, by LDAOeng Unfortunately, there is no miracle strategy to make students manage their time, especially on their own. Nathalie Arbour answers questions received from webinar participants about giving students extra time in assessment settings. 0 Comments


  • WEBINAR RECORDING: Differentiating Tasks to Engage All Students in High Quality Thinking

    WEBINAR RECORDING: Differentiating Tasks to Engage All Students in High Quality Thinking

    Published December 17, 2019, by LDAOeng In this webinar, we will examine an approach to inviting and nurturing thinking that allows for effective and feasible differentiation. We will grapple with various scenarios and how to practically apply this approach through small tweaks to current practice. 0 Comments


  • Webinar Recording: Assessing Thinking in Fluid, Manageable and Authentic Ways

    Webinar Recording: Assessing Thinking in Fluid, Manageable and Authentic Ways

    Published November 4, 2019, by LDAOeng In this webinar, we will examine various ways to assess thinking that allow students to demonstrate their learning without the barriers of inflexible assessment tasks. Participants will consider some sample assessment tools and think about how teacher teams, schools or districts might collaboratively refine their approach to assessing thinking. 0 Comments


  • Adapted Webinar: Beyond “Lazy” and “Unmotivated” – Why Educators Need to Know about Executive Skills

    Adapted Webinar: Beyond “Lazy” and “Unmotivated” – Why Educators Need to Know about Executive Skills

    Published November 4, 2019, by LDAOeng This webinar was adapted from a keynote address delivered at the LD@school Educators’ Institute in 2017. The LD@school team is pleased to present the session: Beyond “Lazy" and "Unmotivated” - Why Educators Need to Know about Executive Skills presented by Dr. Peg Dawson. 0 Comments


  • Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

    Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

    Published October 1, 2019, by LDAOeng The LD@school team has developed a toolkit for educators to use during Learning Disabilities Awareness Month (#LDmonth) to help spread awareness in your school and classroom. You may choose to use one or all of the resources, share with your colleagues, students, parents or your community. 0 Comments


  • VIDEO: Transitioning Students with LDs from Grade 8 to Grade 9

    VIDEO: Transitioning Students with LDs from Grade 8 to Grade 9

    Published September 6, 2019, by LDAOeng The transition from grade eight to grade nine is a daunting time for many students. But for students with learning disabilities (LDs), it can be a particularly challenging experience. In the Peel District School Board, Erindale Secondary School and Homelands Senior Public School have created a unique relationship to support the transition of all students, especially students with LDs. 0 Comments


  • VIDEO: Accessible Texts in the Classroom

    VIDEO: Accessible Texts in the Classroom

    Published September 3, 2019, by LDAOeng Learning to read is a vital academic milestone for all students. But for many students with LDs, learning to read is the hardest task they face at school in the primary years. Avon Maitland District School Board's STAR (Students with Technology Achieving Results) team has been working to change teacher practices by encouraging the use of accessible text technology in classrooms. A move that helps level the playing field for students with LDs. 0 Comments


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