The Inclusive Class: 25 Easy Ways to Improve Executive Functioning Skills How do we help our children or students who are perpetually losing things, often running late and seem completely disorganized? Do we reprimand them for being lazy? Do we keep them in at recess because they forgot to do their homework? Do we let our frustration and angst get the better of us and completely give up on helping them with anything at all? Or, do we wonder if there is a reason as to why this child just can't seem to pull things together? Instead of labeling the child or student as lazy, forgetful and inattentive, consider that perhaps they are struggling due to weak executive functioning skills. Teachers and parents often spend an inordinate amount of time supporting children with weak executive function skills. However, in a carefully planned and organized school day, there are 25 easy ways for teachers and parents to help strengthen weak executive functioning skills in kids: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.
Inclusion, Equality, Diversity, Differentiation | Webfolio | Institute for Learning Guidance on how to improve equality and diversity practices The Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) and LSC have jointly published guidance for FE colleges and providers, to help them to self-assess equality and diversity. Both bodies have worked closely with Ofsted and Lifelong Learning UK (LLUK) to develop the guidance, indicating a shared commitment to driving forward standards in self-assessment. Equality & Diversity Curriculum Audit Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Dyscalculia Podcasts on Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Dyscalculia best practice - by Katherine Hewlett & David Crabtree, AchieveAbility(www.achieveability.org.uk) Under Practitioner links there are useful slides from the research and development phase of AchieveAbility covering various disorders and how they should best be managed. Green, K. (2003). Heaton, P & Mitchell, G (2001). Klein, C et al (2002). Reid, G & Kirk, J (2001). Youtube video on Dyspraxia in the workplace - Equity Challenge Unit UK site
The Inclusive Class: 10 Easy Changes Teachers Can Make to Facilitate Inclusion "Over, under, around or through find a way, or make a way" is a quote by Paula Kluth that recently reminded me of how I found ways to include all my students in a classroom activity, regardless of their ability level. While I am speaking with Dr. Cheryl M. In order to have students aquire the same learning experiences, teachers have to be prepared for the differences in their student's abilities and learning styles. Here are 10 easy changes teachers can make to facilitate inclusion: r Time - change the time of day the activity is planned for, the duration of activity, the time of week or even the month. r Space - change the physical seating arrangement in the class, change the environment (turn off the lights, shut the door or open the windows), change the workspace or even the room (go to the library or sit outside). r Method – change how the lesson is delivered. r Product – change the assignment from writing to drawing, art, music, or drama. r Teacher – yes, change the teacher!
word study spelling strategies p.175 'Auti-Sim' Game Simulates Life With Childhood Autism In a playground filled with gleeful shouts, you approach a group of children. Suddenly, your vision turns blurry and pixelated. The echoing screams become raucous. It's the experience of sensory overload, according to a new game called Auti-Sim. The simulation, created by a three-member team at the Vancouver Hacking Health hackathon, aims to raise awareness of the challenges of hypersensitivity disorder and help people understand how it can lead to isolation. The closer you get to loud and active children, the more overwhelming the situation becomes. Taylan Kadayifcioglu (who goes by Taylan Kay), one of the game's programmers, says he was inspired by an excerpt from a documentary called Inside Autism. "It was striking how an ordinary, everyday environment could pose significant challenges," Kay tells Mashable. "It was striking how an ordinary, everyday environment could pose significant challenges," Kay tells Mashable. Screenshot courtesy of YouTube, Taylan Kay
International Down Syndrome Coalition- IDSC: IDSC 2013 World Down Syndrome Day Video Release We are so excited to share with you the 2013 IDSC World Down Syndrome Day video. Individuals with Down syndrome are more than their diagnosis. This year's video introduces you to many people, and invites you to find out who they are! If after watching the video, you find you are interested in purchasing it, it is available in our new IDSC Store for $9.99, or you can buy 3 for $21, by purchasing it at our 3 for 21 special rate! Without further adieu we give you the 2013 IDSC World Down Syndrome Video. A special thank you to Sarah Conant for allowing us to use her song Who I Am for this year's Who I Am campaign. Another very special thank you to Katie Kalsi for creating the strap that was the inspiration for the designs for the entire Who I Am campaign.
Engaging All Learners | Professional learning resources for Alberta educators Apps for multiple intelligences What makes the iPad brilliant is that it caters to all different intelligences. In fact most apps touch upon all different types of intelligences. I’ve tried to match all of my favorite educational apps with their corresponding intelligences. For those apps that matched with more than one, I’ve used equivalents. Students can use whichever app they chose to study. Take the brilliant app “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. The debate whether Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences really excist or not has been contested quite a few times. Children do differ in their abilities with different modalities, but teaching the child in his best modality doesn‘t affect his educational achievement. So much like the ideas behind TPACK, consider which type of intelligence best serves the content and not just the student. Click on the app icons to see the app in the App Store. Related posts:
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