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Learning Specialist Materials · 2d ago

8 Powerful Strategies for Teaching Main Ideas and Details

Main ideas and details are fundamental, core concepts every elementary student needs to master. It is the foundation of reading comprehension, writing and the organization of ideas. In fact,...
Learning Specialist Materials · 1W ago

7 Organizational Tricks that Keep Educational Materials Orderly and Accessible

  When you have as much material and resources as I have collected over the past 20 years acting as a learning specialist, it can be easy to overlook some great options or even have trouble ...
Learning Specialist Materials · 2W ago

Teaching Students Relaxation and Attention Skills with the Muse

Due to high classroom expectations and an increase in testing, I find that more and more of my students are coming to my after school sessions spent and weary from a long day at school and m...
Learning Specialist Materials · 3W ago

Erasable Frixion Markers Make Learning Both Fun and Memorable

Frixion pens, highlighters and markers are currently my favorite tool for making my sessions both fun and memorable.  From colorcoding, to erasing mishaps, to sending secret messages, these ...
Learning Specialist Materials · 1M ago

Motivating Students: 3 Misconceptions and 10 Strategies for Success

Motivation is purported to be a common obstacle that obstructs academic success, however this is a misconception.  As Rick Lavoie said, "It is not that students become unmotivated, because a...
Learning Specialist Materials · 1M ago

How to do a Successful Video Blog Quickly and Easily

As you probably already know, video is the future of online marketing.  New reports suggest that over 70% of Internet traffic comes from videos.  So, if you want to have a successful busines...
Learning Specialist Materials · 1M ago

Fractions Lesson, Activities and Free Video

Fractions are often a complicated mathematical concept for many young learners to conceptualize. What’s more, understanding how fractions relate to everyday life can be an added challenge.  ...
Learning Specialist Materials · 1M ago

Learning to a Beat Can Improve Student Mood, Attention and Stamina

Having to complete homework after a full day of school is really challenging for some learners. The thought of having to pull out books and get back to work after sitting at a desk for most ...
Learning Specialist Materials · 1M ago

How Can I Improve my Executive Functioning?

Executive functioning, or what I like to call the conductor of the brain, is the process of the mind gathering together and making sense of all the information we receive from our instrument...
Learning Specialist Materials · 2M ago

Creating the Ultimate Student Planner: Executive Functioning Success

Why is it that more and more students are struggling with the process of recording, completing, and turning in homework assignments?  It used to be that every teacher had a similar process. ...