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  • socio-emotional learning

Cultivating the Hearts of Students through Books: Using Children’s Literature to Support Social-Emotional Learning 

For over 20 years, research has shown that social-emotional learning should take a more important role in the classroom. Teachers should highlight the emotions felt by the characters in children's literature to promote social-emotional learning and discussions while continuing to meet academic goals.

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How can mental imagery be used to teach spelling to students with LDs?

Mental imagery, or the ability to create a visual representation in your mind, can be used to support visual reading processes in ways that can benefit students who struggle with reading and writing due to their LDs. Creating mental imagery of a word is a strategy that can be used in the classroom to support reading and writing instruction and remediation.

By |June 30th, 2021|Categories: Literacy|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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How Can We Leverage Students’ Reading Skills to Reduce Difficulties in Solving Written Mathematical Problems?

It is now well-known that students’ reading skills have an important role in mathematics, in particular for solving word problems. One reading skill needed to understand and solve written mathematical problems is the ability to make inferences.

By |June 18th, 2021|Categories: Literacy, Math|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
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What are the warning signs of ADHD that teachers should look out for in their female students?

Although girls with ADHD will tend to struggle in all areas of functioning, we tend to rely more heavily on relatively subtle clues during diagnosis, and educators are often in the best position to observe them.

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Shifting from Avoidant to Approach Coping Strategies: Helping Children with Learning Disabilities Face Challenges

Often, children cope with distress by gradually withdrawing from or avoiding situations, thoughts, or feelings, and engaging in behaviours like procrastination, school refusal, lying about getting work done, or feeling tired or unwell.

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Seen, Understood, Accepted, and Celebrated: Using Broader Lenses to Assess Online Engagement in Learners of All Ages

Consider this: you might actually be missing a lot of the student engagement that your hard work and dedication have created. Teachers need to learn how to recognize and fully appreciate the wide range of engagement that is already occurring in classrooms and in online spaces.

  • girls ADHD

Webinar Recording: Recognizing and Understanding Girls with ADHD

ADHD is a prevalent diagnosis, but girls are often missed because their ADHD presents in different ways than boys, leading to misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis.

Webinar Recording: In Love With Learning… Online! Ten Keys to delight, persistence, and attention in an online space 

Let's get back to basics! In this calm and grounding presentation, we’ll refresh key research on engagement and motivation, provide our straightforward Ten Keys tool for tweaking your online lessons, and create space for participants to use the keys to start unlocking a frustrating previous experience.

By |May 19th, 2021|Categories: Educator Supports, Technology|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities during Writing Circles

The Writing Circle is an innovative teaching approach used to teach writing at the primary level, which can be adapted to support students with LDs to encourage their enjoyment of writing, activate and increase their knowledge of writing, and enable them to acquire new writing skills, both in planning and revising texts.

By |May 17th, 2021|Categories: Literacy|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
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Betting on Success: Teaching Reading through the Principles of Direct Instruction in a Regular Classroom

Reading is a significant area of need throughout Ontario schools. Too many students have gaps in too many areas of reading, impacting not only the day-to-day instruction in our classrooms, but the face of education as a whole. Direct Instruction is needed to remediate those gaps and build literate children who are equipped with a variety of strategies to decode words and comprehend ideas. In order to provide our students with the quality of reading instruction they need, we as teachers need to better understand the skills that build readers and provide consistent opportunities for practice and application.

By |March 9th, 2021|Categories: Literacy|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments