What Is A Brain Lab And How Does It Improve Learning In The Classroom?

What Is A Brain Lab And How Does It Improve Learning In The Classroom?

A Brain Lab encourages and provides students with the opportunities to explore the concept of Neuroscience. It is a comfortable space for students to engage in the emotional side of learning and how it can benefit their academic learning.
While we are all aware of the importance of cognition in learning, a Brain Lab utilizes both […]

How Can Teachers Help Students Strengthen Basic Academic Skills?

How Can Teachers Help Students Strengthen Basic Academic Skills?

Teachers have the potential to strengthen their effectiveness as interventionists…
Teachers have always attempted to provide struggling students in their classrooms with additional, individualized support; that is the paradigm of good teaching. Recent research suggests that teachers have the potential to strengthen their effectiveness as interventionists for individual students even as they continue to deliver high-quality […]

How can Teachers Identify a Child’s Cognitive Ability/Potential for Better Learning Outcomes?

How can Teachers Identify a Child’s Cognitive Ability/Potential for Better Learning Outcomes?

The key to solving a persistent learning challenge is to strengthen the person’s basic processing or cognitive skill set…
Cognitive skills are the mental capabilities we need to successfully learn academic subjects. Underlying Without these skills we would not be able to process the information we receive cognitive skills must function well for us to […]

What Are Some Academic Interventions Teachers Can Use With Struggling Learners?

What Are Some Academic Interventions Teachers Can Use With Struggling Learners?

Learning How To Learn
With regular academic intervention, teachers can anticipate areas of difficulty before students approach new material…
When a teacher discovers study skills deficiencies, in a particular student, significantly impacting their classroom functioning or school performance, it is time for classroom academic intervention. While traditional remediation for struggling students imposes interventions after students have failed, […]

How can Sequencing be used as a Strategy to Improve Student Learning?

How can Sequencing be used as a Strategy to Improve Student Learning?

Sequencing is a strategic tool to help students develop a specific skill in the classroom and improve student learning.
The human brain tends to physically change and expand to accommodate new tasks. It continues to do this as long as the task requires new connections and newly recruited neurons. Sequenced tasks do not let expansion of […]

How can Individual and Group Reading Assessments be Used in the Classroom?

How can Individual and Group Reading Assessments be Used in the Classroom?

Individual reading assessments are assessments where the teacher spends time with every student individually to assess their reading skills. This helps teachers fully understand the progress of the students who can benefit with special undivided attention. However, a major disadvantage is that the teacher would need a lot of time to complete an assessment of […]

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 […]

How do I Teach English Language Learners about the Rules of Grammar?

How do I Teach English Language Learners about the Rules of Grammar?

Generally, a person learning a second language will eventually acquire grammar rules on his own, inductively, much as a child learning his first language does. A three-year-old might say “I goed to the zoo today.” An eight-year-old typically would not. The error goes away over time with frequently hearing the correct version in context. Overtly […]

What are the Components of Reading?

What are the Components of Reading?

All students meet and understand class text in different ways, depending on the “files” they have gathered since birth. A teacher’s awareness of how easy or difficult the text is for each student makes learning stronger for everyone.
Teachers can use assessments to tell us how well students are reading. Once we have data from assessments, […]

What is Paired Reading?

What is Paired Reading?

Paired reading is when a student reads a text with another student in order to develop his or her reading skills. The two students may have the same reading ability or one may be higher than the other. The purpose and methodology will differ based on who the student is being paired with.
The student may […]

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