“ADHD may create difficulties for individuals in many contexts that required focused, sustained attention—such as school, where students are expected to sit still and pay attention. On the other hand, the same distractibility and chaotic mind can give people with ADHD an edge when it comes to creative, original thinking. This new study suggests that …
This local mother turned social stories about her daughter with autism into a series of books that you might find helpful. Bonus: a portion of the proceeds go towards special needs programs at local schools! Read the whole story here.
What a great idea! Here’s hoping that any assigned homework has long been done and you all had a relaxing Sunday. Read more about the assignment and its full story 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 …
“Do you use letter and number tiles for word work or centers? Here are some that are inexpensive and couldn’t be easier to make!” See craft idea here.
Here are some thoughtful ideas for writing prompts. 500 Prompts for Narrative and Personal Writing
I have seen some interesting methods of calming a noisy room over the years. These techniques might add a few more to your repertoire. Please add any others you might like in the comments section. 30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class
Mental downtime can help to alleviate anxiety and foster creativity. When was the last time you unplugged and allowed yourself to daydream? Teach Kids to Daydream by Jessica Lahey
This makes a lot of sense. Too much anxiety definitely interferes with learning and recall of information. It’s not a stretch then to see that positive emotional connections can facilitate creativity and learning. How emotional connections can trigger creativity and learning by Katrina Schwartz