Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning

I was talking to a preschooler the other day and was surprised by his knowledge of planes. This young person could identify many types of planes and correctly name them all. I, on the other hand, can merely distinguish between a jet and a propeller plane (those are two different things, right?).
I was reminded about […]

SELF-STUDY: Examining and Evaluating Student Work (5 hours)

“Explore successful strategies to carefully evaluate student work and enhance teaching practices”

21st century students must have more than just textbook knowledge. Evaluating student learning goes beyond merely grading papers. Both schools and teachers need to intentionally move toward assessing students’ understanding, and then use this insight to enhance teaching and learning […]

How can we help Children with Autism develop Imagination Skills?

How can we help Children with Autism develop Imagination Skills?

One of the ways people work to develop their mind is through imagination. Very young children do not have a developed imagination but typical toddlers learn that people and things often seem to leave and disappear and then return. For example, when a caretaker leaves, the child generally wonders whether they will come back?
Children with […]

Defining Phonemic Awareness Skills

Defining Phonemic Awareness Skills

Many students who seem bright actually struggle with reading. When tested, most of their cognitive skills test high — except for one: phonemic awareness skills. Phonemic awareness is the ability to blend, segment, and manipulate sounds.
It is essential to keep an eye on the student’s spelling and reading skills. These signs can indicate deficit in […]

Understanding the Development of Language in a Child: Research

Understanding the Development of Language in a Child: Research

Research has proved that there is a connection between language exposure and the reading abilities of a child.
In a longitudinal study conducted at the University of Kansas, 6 month old babies were observed until they were three years old. Researchers recorded what occurred around the baby for one hour each month. These results proved to […]

Introduction to Using Blogs in the Classroom

Introduction to Using Blogs in the Classroom

The first thing to do is to define what a blog is. The word, blog, is short for web-log. It is an online journal where entries, generally called posts, are written in chronological order with the most recent appearing at the top of the blog. Most blogs allow readers to post comments on the posts, […]

Autism in Children: Physical Development

Autism in Children: Physical Development

Autism in children often results in delays in their physical development. It affects the lower brain which is responsible for the child’s balance and coordination. The muscle tone of children with autism may also be different from that of typical students.
Most of the time, both gross and fine motor activities are affected by autism. Adjusting […]

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