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.
It’s never too early to start teaching kids about money. And April’s Financial Literacy Month is a great time to start! Here are 30 Resources to Teach Kids Financial Literacy
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.
Using audiobooks is a great way to provide multi-sensory reading that improves both decoding and comprehension skills as long as the reader follows along with the text while listening. Read more here.
Here are ways to promote young girls’ interest in STEM fields: Promote female role models in STEM subjects, offer hands-on STEM exercises, and have teachers mentor and encourage girls in these subjects. Read more here.
Here are some simple multisensory techniques for improving handwriting and letter formation skills. 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 …
Studies have found that homework in elementary school does not contribute to academic achievement and has only a modest effect on older students in terms of improving academic performance. This school put that into effect by implementing the following and, six months later, found that students had not fallen behind academically: “1. Read just-right books …
“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.