I find that many students who have been diagnosed with ODD actually have some type of anxiety disorder. Consequences for behaviors viewed as willful and within their control, then make their anxiety–and their behavior–worse. When behaviors stem from anxiety, the underlying anxiety must be addressed in order for those behaviors to improve. Read the full …
San Francisco Community College offers free tuition. San Jose Community College may also very soon. Now, New York is offering free tuition at all public colleges for students whose families make less than $125,000 a year. Read the full article here.
Here are some basic tips to help students who are having difficulty in math. However, there are three different types of dyscalculia. A thorough evaluation can identify which type the student is experiencing. Then, we can also identify exactly what accommodations and interventions will be most effective for that student. Read the full article here.
“While women make up over 57% of college graduates, only 14.8% of engineers in the workforce are women.” Together, we can close the gap. Read 5 ways to do so here.
“After one year, only 5 percent of children from the families who received the family-based therapy had been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Among families who received just a handout describing anxiety disorder, that number jumped to 31 percent.” Read more here.
“At the end of the 2016 school year, my fifth-grade students scored an average of 85 percent on the state science exam, while my school as a whole scored 58 percent. It’s important to remember that every child is different and learns differently. Relating classroom lessons to real life helps students at any level connect …
“Veteran researchers present five strategies—like maintaining success files and allowing choice—to help struggling students develop a positive attitude needed for success.” Read article here.
“The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) recommends that spatial reasoning should be a large focus of pre-K – 8th grade math education.” Read the article here.
TeachThought compiled a list of the 30 best books for teaching empathy in children. How many have you read? Do you have any additional books to share? Read the list here.
Here are some tips to make the speech-to-text technology more user friendly. Have you found anything else to be particularly helpful? Read the full article here.