Archives for August, 2010

UbD Overview for Learning Support

Last Friday, the Learning Support teachers attended an in-service on Understanding by Design facilitated by Michael Rourke, ES Assistant Principal and Sam Cook, Learning Coordinator.  Most of the discussions centered on how the LS teachers can support the classroom teachers in helping the students access the Understanding by Design (UbD) framework for improving student achievement.    Read full article »

ES Assembly led by the Student Council at the Fine Arts Theater

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More about Executive Function

I came across and lengthy but deeply interested article on Executive Functioning.  I think that we are going to hear more and more about this topic and working memory in the future as not only is it intimately linked with a number of conditions like Autism and ADHD but there are also thoughts that it could acccount for misdiagnosis of Read full article »

How to start the year right

Parents, here's a timely article that I read from Sandbox-Learning on how to make the start of school less stressful. I hope that you find it useful as we begin a new school year. Six Tips for Making the Start of School Less Stressful Read full article »

ADHD/Place in class

Below is an interesting article from 'USA TODAY' by Liz Szabo. Youngest in class get ADHD label By Stephanie Diani for USA TODAY Kids who are the youngest in their grades are 60% more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than the oldest children, according to a study out today from Michigan State University, given exclusively to Read full article »

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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!