READING - 20 Tips for Creating a Safe Learning Environment I visit a lot of classrooms. And I'm always fascinated by the variety of ways teachers launch the new school year and also with how they "run their rooms" on a daily basis. From these visits and my own experiences as an instructor, I'd like to offer my top 20 suggestions for keeping your classroom a safe, open, and inviting place to learn. 1. 10 Resources to Better Understand Dyslexia Imagine trying to read a sentence when every other word looks like made-up gibberish. It’s exhausting to read the sentence over and over again, trying to put together the meaning. That one troublesome sentence is followed by another… and another… and another… You know it’s not your fault – it’s the text doesn’t make sense. Now imagine that you’re in a room full of your peers, but you’re the only one who seems to be having trouble.
READING - Digital Footprint Tap here for our Free App! Get all our media picks, personalized for your kids. No thanks The International Dyslexia Association Promoting literacy through research, education and advocacy Frequently Asked Questions About Dyslexia What is dyslexia?Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability. Dyslexia refers to a cluster of symptoms, which result in people having difficulties with specific language skills, particularly reading. Students with dyslexia usually experience difficulties with other language skills such as spelling, writing, and pronouncing words. READING - Displays – The Sheffield College Displays can be powerful tools to: Extend learning spaces in order to maximise learningShow industry standards and expectations to influence learners’ personal AND professional developmentCelebrate success in order to increase expectationsShowcase future possibilities in order to raise aspirationsHighlight diversity in order to create an inclusive environmentPresent relevant aspects of English and maths to further develop learners’ skills in these areas Some questions Displaying, commenting upon and celebrating success?
Test Taking Challenges for Students with Dyslexia Students with dyslexia can have a hard time taking tests. Even though they know the answer, they may have a hard time explaining it on paper. They may not finish tests within the allotted time because it takes longer for them to read and process written words. RESOURCE - Maths Calendars Once again, a few of my favorite bloggers have come through with math calendars for our students to puzzle over. Check them out: Things to Do with a Math Calendar Dyslexia: An Ounce of Prevention... I recently read an article that suggested that children are not learning disabled until they attend school and fail to adequately learn to read and write. The author referred to this as “school-induced learning disabilities.” The article went on to suggest that if those same kids were simply taught the way they learned, they would not only not need special education services, but they would not need a label of “learning disabled,” or as in most cases of learning disabilities, dyslexia. If you ask parents of a child who is eventually identified with dyslexia, they will tell you that their child was a normal, happy, curious, intellectually-capable child from birth to kindergarten; and for those bright, curious preschoolers who were not identified with dyslexia and did not receive the appropriate intervention, something slowly changed. I understand that for educators who have admirably dedicated their lives to educating children, this is a difficult pill to swallow. Dr.