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Diversity in the Classroom
Children in classrooms today have individual learning needs. Learning preferences, backgrounds, as well as the needs of students vary. In order to adapt approaches to differentiation, it is necessary to take a look at instructional plans in a critical way.
Everything about children, from thinking to learning, is different. Because we know that they are so different, effective teachers know that differentiated instruction is needed to help all children to make connections for learning.
Developmental delay during early years can lead to learning disabilities. All children develop and learn differently. Mental and physical development will improve over time for most children. Some delays of significance may be indicators of developing learning disabilities.
Developing Thinking Abilities
Questions can increase thinking much faster than statements. Questions make the dendrites in our brain connect. Questions beginning with how, why, when, or where can get minds thinking. Most kids enjoy making things because they are naturally curious. Is it possible to learn to think?
Developing Positive Self-Motivation
Students with learning disabilities are often faced with challenges and disappointments along their journey of pursuing lifeís challenges. With each failure, the level of motivation to complete certain tasks is decreased. This lack of success leads to lack of positive self-motivation.
Corporal Punishment in the School
The first day of school is an exciting time for most children. A new teacher, new friends, and an opportunity to learn are expected. Spanking, pinching or paddling is not thought to be an option.
Consequences of Missing School
Is your child ever truant from school? Are you wondering what the cause or consequence could be?
Building Relationships With Kids
Relationships take hard work to build. Asking a kid about their day usually results in one or three words, such as fine or I donít know. Of course they know how their day went. They choose not to discuss it with you.
Building Reading Skills
Students with learning disabilities often experience problems with reading. Reading strategies and accommodations can be used to improve decoding skills, increase reading retention and build vocabulary. Simple reading strategies can make reading meaningful and fun.
Basic Halloween Safety Tips
Halloween is an exciting time for children. This is one of the few times that they get to eat a generous amount of candy. Safety must come first at all times.
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