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VIDEO: Tory’s Success Story – How Educators Helped Me Succeed

Tory was diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia as a child. Watch this video and discover the simple moments of support from caring educators that made all the difference. 

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Building Oral Language Skills through Classroom Instruction: Six High-Yield Strategies to Borrow from the Clinic

This article provides a number of high leverage strategies to target oral language skills that can be adapted for classroom instruction.

By |August 25th, 2021|Categories: Literacy|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
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VIDEO: Using Storybooks to Build Language Skills

Watch this video to learn more about LITES, how it can help students build their oral language skills, and how to implement some of the same strategies in your classroom.

By |August 25th, 2021|Categories: Literacy|Tags: , |0 Comments
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Should educators prioritize student learning loss or mental health in September?

As we approach a third school year affected by this pandemic, the challenges for those working in schools are very different. And in many ways, the goals won’t be clear until after school begins in September.

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What are some simple ways I can work phonemic awareness into my reading instruction?

Phonemic awareness is not only one of the strongest predictors of reading and writing success, but it is also fun to teach. Here are a few ways that educators can work it into kindergarten and primary classrooms.

By |July 21st, 2021|Categories: Literacy|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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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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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.