Tag archives for Educational psychology

A NEW way to think about learning differences

Indeed, cutting-edge educators now talk about "learning diversity" rather than "learning disabilities" — what Gaudet calls the "new LD." Simply put, not all kids learn the same way. Some kids may have particular strengths with acquiring and using language, and some may have inherent problems with learning to read. Conversely, some kids may excel at spatial skills, whereas others may struggle.

Bored at school

It is a sad fact that school is just not a great place for some kids.  Educational institutions, no matter how accommodating they try to be, are not usually flexible enough to provide ideal learning environments for those children who cannot bear to be in a classroom.  THIS article tells the story of one young man, Aaron Iba who struggled Read full article »

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!