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Keeping School Work on Track: Staying Organized with Graphic Organizers

Students with a learning disability (LD) often have difficulty keeping schoolwork organized.  A graphic organizer can help students organize assignments into manageable pieces and guide them through the process to completion. 

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Strategies to Assist Students with Writing Difficulties

Students with LDs may experience frustrating writing difficulties, unable to write with the same ease as they can understand, think, and discuss.

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5 Simple Tips to Help Your Child Acquire Reading Skills

Parents play a significant role in supporting children’s reading development. Use this list of tips at home to help improve your child’s reading skills.

By |May 4th, 2020|Categories: Literacy|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments
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Using Assistive Technology at Home for Literacy

Many students use assistive technology (AT) regularly in the classroom. As we turn to distance learning, is it important that parents are able to support the use of these tools in the home.

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Developing Caring Schools: Positive Behavioural Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

Developing caring schools involves creating a safe, orderly, predictable and positive environment that promotes education and learning. By implementing the Positive Behavioural Interventions and Supports (PBIS) system, Canadian schools can foster the development of such positive environments.

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Math and the Growth Mindset

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.

By |January 31st, 2020|Categories: Math|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Planning and Teaching with Explicit Instruction

Explicit instruction is an evidence-based practice for teaching students with learning disabilities (LDs). This means that a vast amount of research, conducted over many decades, support the use of this practice with students with LDs.

Using Project-Based Learning in the Classroom

Project Based Learning (PBL) is “a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging, and complex question, problem, or challenge” (Buck Institute for Education, n.d.). PBL brings authenticity to the classroom in that the problem is easily connected to the world outside of the classroom, and students are challenged to collaborate, communicate and think critically as they approach the problem.

Technology for Reading

The right technological tools can make a significant difference to students who struggle with word recognition as well as reading comprehension.

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How to Foster a Positive Classroom Environment

A sense of belonging and school connectedness is central to promoting well-being for students with learning disabilities (LDs). Educators play an important role in creating and advocating for a safe and supportive school environment.