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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.

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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

10 Tips for Teaching Phonological Awareness

Phonological awareness is a crucial foundational skill in the journey of learning to read. Research shows that challenges in phonemic awareness and other phonological skills both predict and cause poor reading and spelling development and that decoding instruction may be ineffective unless children can first hear the sounds in spoken language.

By |May 18th, 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

Webinar Recording: Teaching Students with LDs Online – Engagement, Work Completion and Evaluation

Educating and learning online can be daunting in the best of times. If your students have learning disabilities (LDs) it can be even more complicated. How do you adapt online lessons to meet the needs and tap into their strengths of students with LDs?

Differentiation in the Math Class Using EquatIO

EquatIO is truly a revolutionary tool that mathematicians have always wanted but never had. Its accessibility features allow students from all skill levels to enter into the world of mathematics, using the prior knowledge they already have. The end result, confidence and capacity building within the world of numeracy.

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What are some strategies that could be used to better support students with LDs when teaching math online?

Teaching math online is a challenge for many teachers. It has become necessary for teachers to find virtual strategies or incorporate new platforms into their teaching.

By |December 21st, 2020|Categories: Math|Tags: , , |0 Comments