Tag archives for organization

A Simple Plan for Student Planners

Kids with attention deficit may resist getting organized with a student planner — but our expert tips for using this tool will help even low-key learners. by Susan Kruger Most teachers agree that planners are essential. Students who use them usually earn As and Bs. Students who don't often miss deadlines and lose points on tests, classroom assignments, and projects. Read full article »

Being an Efficient Homework Helper: Turning a Chore into a Challenge

Thank you LDonline.org for this helpful article! There are many fantastic tips for helping your child establish routines for homework. Enjoy! http://www.ldonline.org/article/Being_an_Efficient_Homework_Helper%3A_Turning_a_Chore_into_a_Challenge Being an Efficient Homework Helper: Turning a Chore into a Challenge By: Regina G.  Richards (2008) "The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil." — Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer) Homework is a constant for most children — Read full article »

Helping ADHD Children Master Time

Children with attention deficit disorder often struggle to understand sequence, tell time, and prioritize — with their education paying the price. Find out how to help your ADHD student comprehend clocks, calendars, and other time management skills, here. Organization and time management are not innate skills. Any child — with or without ADHD — must create and maintain organizational systems that Read full article »

Drop the Rope

Katherine Ellison is a Pulitzer-Prize winning investigative journalist, her latest book is titled "Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention"Posted: Drop the Rope For three years after my 9-year-old son was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, I figured he was the problem. After all, I was getting constant calls from his teachers, complaining that he was misbehaving or hadn't done his homework, Read full article »

EmPOWER: A Method for Teaching Expository Writing by Bonnie Singer and Anthony Bashir

This is a continuation of my other post.  Here are the first two steps that we have learned from the conference in Shanghai. EmPOWER: 1.  Evaluate What is this assignment asking me to do? __ Circle action words and underline key words that tell me what to do. How many parts will my paper need to have?    2.  make a Plan Look at what I circled 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!