Reading in the classroom
My number one goal as a kindergarten teacher is to have each child develop a love of reading and self confidence. In my classroom we have shared reading, read aloud, reader's workshop, and guided reading. That's a lot of time spent reading! Here are some things you can do to promote reading in your classroom. I use the word helpers created by Cara Carroll from The First Grade Parade. My class met Fly Eye on Friday. Fly Eye reminds them to look at the picture clues to decode tricky words. We…
Printable Emotions Sorting Game inspired by Disney-Pixar's Inside Out - Mom Endeavors
We are SO excited for Disney-Pixar’s newest movie, Inside Out, that hits theaters on June 19th! In fact, I had the pleasure of sitting down with the directors/producers of the film (Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera) at Pixar Studios and have seen about 2/3 of the movie so far! It’s SO good! My undergraduate degree […]
Processing Speed: Why Slow Processing Speed Makes Simple Tasks Daunting for Kids - Integrated Learning Strategies
Why slow processing speed can make simple tasks at school and at home seem daunting for children.
Learning to Overcome: Learning Disabilities in the U.S.
Chances are, you or someone you know has been diagnosed with some type of learning disability. It is estimated that 4-6% of the population in the Unit
How to Help Students Plan, Organize and Manage Time
Simple tasks such as using an agenda or turning in an assignment seems obvious to many, but for some young learners these tasks can be very difficult to master. In fact, some students require comprehensive instruction and scaffolding to plan, manage time, and organize. Executive functioning, which manages these skills, is the last part of the brain to fully develop, and in fact, it does not fully maturate until students reach their mid 20's. How Hard Can it Be to Plan, Manage Time and…
Accommodations: What They Are and How They Work
What are accommodations? Learn what accommodations are, how they can help children in school, and how to get accommodations for your child.
How to Memorize Verbatim Text
How to Memorize text as rapidly as possible. A simple tool that helps you learn to memorize verbatim text. Memorizing is easy if you understand the brain.
Special Education Accommodations
Learn about types of accommodations for special education students in math, reading, writing, homework & tests, and organization. Download a free printable!
Strategies for Helping Your Unorganized, Unmotivated Child | Homeschooling with Dyslexia
If you have an unorganized child, they may need more intentional help to teach and practice basic organizational skills.