How can I help Students with ADHD Follow Written Instructions?

How can I help Students with ADHD Follow Written Instructions?

April 25, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

It is possible for students with ADHD to have trouble sustaining focus with their eye muscles. For this reason, students with ADHD face difficulties in written instructions. If the material is not interesting the students tend to get bored easily and tediousness commences.
A number of students with ADHD tend to skip or quickly scan through […]

What Password Policies should I Implement for School and Classroom Computers?

What Password Policies should I Implement for School and Classroom Computers?

April 19, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Creating a good password for the classroom computers is crucial for the safety of the children. It is, therefore, good to set some policies in place while creating passwords for the computers. Some of the possible policies may include:
Length
I recommend a minimum of six (preferably eight) characters in a password for students and regular users […]

Can English Language Learners (ELLs) Develop Authentic Pronunciation?

Can English Language Learners (ELLs) Develop Authentic Pronunciation?

April 13, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Most experts agree that there exists a “critical period” for developing native-like pronunciation. Once a person is past puberty, it is difficult (but not impossible) to speak an additional language without an accent.
Therefore, teachers need not worry about the pronunciation of younger English Language Learners — they will eventually sound like native English speakers.
English Language […]

How can I Facilitate Brainstorming in the Classroom?

How can I Facilitate Brainstorming in the Classroom?

April 13, 2013 by · 2 Comments 

A brainstorming session is a useful tool to generate ideas or find solutions to a problem. These sessions explore and expand a student’s ability to think critically and laterally. As students get actively involved, the sessions aid the process of learning and improve academic performance.
What are the benefits of brainstorming sessions?
Brainstorming in the classroom motivate […]

How can I Introduce Focused Listening to Promote Learning in the Classroom?

How can I Introduce Focused Listening to Promote Learning in the Classroom?

April 7, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

There is a distinct difference between ‘listening’ and ‘hearing.’ Though seemingly similar, the two words are different with emphasis on the conscious effort taken by students. Hearing is a function of the ears, while listening requires a conscious effort from our side to hear and understand what is being said. With the entry of technology, […]

How can I Deal with Violent Anger in the Classroom?

How can I Deal with Violent Anger in the Classroom?

April 5, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

A lot of mental health disorders, like Schizophrenia and Bipolar disorder, result in students not being able to handle their emotions and responding in a violent manner. Most students with mental health disorders may be watched carefully for signs of violence and a plan may be made to deal with such a situation.
In case a […]

What is the Meaning of Splintered Development in Children with Autism?

What is the Meaning of Splintered Development in Children with Autism?

March 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Children with autism generally have developmental timelines that are out of sync. Each area can have its own path. These developmental timelines include:
Physical
Sensory-Motor (Neuro- Developmental)
Cognitive
Academic
Emotional
Social
When development in any of these areas is out of sync with typical development, these differences can cause perplexing behavior. This is called splintered development.
What is important is that the development […]

How do we use Analogies in the Classroom?

How do we use Analogies in the Classroom?

March 27, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The analogy method in the classroom is the teaching of a new topic by connecting it with familiar information. For example, we might rely on portraying the white blood cells of our body as soldiers in our defense system. Here we use the analogy of soldiers (known information) to help teach the concept of white […]

How can I Introduce Student Accountability in Class to Enhance Student Performance?

How can I Introduce Student Accountability in Class to Enhance Student Performance?

March 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Do your students give excuses for their poor performance in class? Are excuses like “there was no sufficient time to prepare,” “the questions were too tough,” “the material was not taught in class,” etc. often used in your class? Student accountability is an important trait to develop in your students. It helps them take responsibility […]

What must be kept in Mind to Develop a Framework while Integrating Standards?

What must be kept in Mind to Develop a Framework while Integrating Standards?

March 21, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

When integrating standards school-wide, we must pay careful attention across disciplines and grade levels in order to align what is taught to the curriculum. A framework can help ensure that this alignment occurs not only vertically across grades but horizontally within one grade as well.
Approaching the standards through an integrated approach can only be successful […]

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