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  • A Fresh Approach

    This fourth-grade teacher doesn’t take away recess or use points to manage the class. Instead she’s built a culture of respect.

    How do teachers captivate their students? Here, in a feature we call How I Teach, we ask great educators how they approach their jobs. You can see other pieces in this series here.

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  • 'b' and 'd' Confusion - This Might Help

    Many students, especially those with dyslexia, struggle with reversing letters. While problems with letter reversals will never completely end for a truly dyslexic student, there are strategies that may lessen the frequency of reversals. One technique that has been beneficial for students is visualizing lowercase b and d on the back of the hand.

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  • Using Visuals

    9 Reasons to use Visuals

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  • App Help for Writing Challenges - and it's free

    Steven is a fifth-grader who I met during my occupational therapy fieldwork several months ago. He was diagnosed with dysgraphia. His handwriting is so messy that no one can read it.

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  • Fun Activities to Help with Emotions

    This Robot Calming Tool Kit has everything you need and more to give a child then sensory breaks and attention they need. This kit was designed specifically to meet the sensory needs of children as they arise. Each section focuses on a different learning and development area to create a well-rounded kit to give you the tools you need.

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  • Some Great News About Literacy

    Teach the World to Read donates a world-class reading program for developing communities around the world. Used in more than 90 countries. Fantastic Phonics has been donated to more than 130 NGOs which are using Fantastic Phonics to lift the literacy of children and adults.

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  • What Science and Experience Tell Us About Reading Instruction

    To be a reader in the full sense is dependent upon two main processes:

    • The ability to decode or recognise the words on the page [What ARE the words?]

    • The spoken language to understand the words that have been decoded or recognised [What do the words MEAN?]

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  • Improving Conversational Skills

    Turn and Talk, in which children are partnered up to take turns listening and speaking with one another, is a common classroom practice with many benefits. It allows all children to share their thinking with one another, it helps children develop their oral language skills and the pragmatics, or social conventions, of discourse.

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  • Some Advice on Developing Reading

    After children have mastered pre-reading skills, the instructional focus shifts to vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency. Most vocabulary is learned indirectly through everyday experiences with both written and oral language.

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  • Adult diagnosed with Autism later in life

    Meet Laura. She's helping people diagnosed with autism later in life.

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