Archives for September, 2009

Setting Goals and Targets

We all want to set high expectations and goals for our children and students and ensure that they are successful at school, at home and with friends. One of the mistakes that we are most likely to make when setting targets with our children is setting them too high. One reason for this may be because we decided upon or agreed Read full article »

Perfect Praise

It is vital that children know what they are being praised for. We are all guilty of giving out a generalistic "Good Job" or unspecific high fives but studnets need to know what it is that they have done right and what they are being praised for.

Getting Homework Done

Is homework time a time of the day that you dread? It can be difficult to support your child with his or her homework as they may be reluctant to do it or resistant to your support. Maybe these tips will help to take the stress out of homework time...

Working on ASD Time*

In the book 'Simple Strategies that Work' (AAOPC Press), Brenda Myles talks about 'ASD Time' as meaning "Twice as much time, half as much done".

Living Out Loud*

Living out loud' is something that we can do very easily as parents and teachers that can help our children to learn and understand a great many things.

Tumble Books

Tumble Books is a huge online resource of books which can be read or listened to online. Many of the books have quizzes and questions afterword to help explore children's comprehension of the book. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Brain Pop

Brain POP is the home of fun learning! This site offers student the chance to explore many aspects of the world around us in a lively and exciting way. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Dance Mat Typing

BBC School's Dance Mat Typing is THE place to go for the least boring way to learn to touch type! This site takes student's through basic typing skills via a host of fun songs and crazy characters. No passwork required!