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Learning Specialist Materials · 4d 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. ...
Learning Specialist Materials · 1W ago

Do I have dyslexia? Explaining Symptoms and Myths for Kids

What do you do when you learn that your child has dyslexia? Should you hide this diagnosis to protect them from labels and misunderstandings, or should you tell them? If you do decide to te...
Learning Specialist Materials · 2W ago

Social Media Disrupts Homework: Five Management Strategies for Success

Although many students think that they can manage an onslaught of distractions while they are doing their home work, there is a price to pay.  Pings from social media and bleeps from electro...
Learning Specialist Materials · 3W ago

Mindfulness Training Improves Weak Emotional Intelligence: Symptoms and Strategies Defined

I find that more and more parents and teachers are complaining that our youth have underdeveloped social skills.  Instead of face to face encounters, many youngsters have their attention bur...
Learning Specialist Materials · 4W ago

Inquiry Based Instruction: A Four Step Process to Student Empowerment

Having focused my higher education on lifelong learning, I studied both pedagogy (a child-focused teaching approach) as well as andragogy (an adult-focused teaching approach).  In fact, I be...
Learning Specialist Materials · 1M ago

Mindfulness Training Improves Working Memory Capacity: Classroom Strategies for Success

Mindfulness-based approaches to learning are attracting more and more teachers, therapists and school administrators. Mindfulness refers to being completely in touch with and aware of the pr...
Learning Specialist Materials · 1M ago

From Frustrated Teacher to Educational Entrepreneur

Many of you have been following me for years, whereas others are discovering my blog and sites for the first time. So let me begin by saying that writing this blog has been both grounding a...
Learning Specialist Materials · 1M ago

The Five Secrets to Helping Students Ace Midterm Exams

Many students are coming back in the new year to face midterms in mid to late January. After the holiday break, it can be difficult for many students to hit the ground running and properly p...
Learning Specialist Materials · 2M ago

Remediating Dyslexia with Orton Gillingham Based Reading Games

Students with dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities often learn differently and require an alternative approach to learning basic reading.  What's more, these young learner...
Learning Specialist Materials · 2M ago

Free Text to Speech on macOS Helps Reading and Writing.

Apple has offered free accessibility tools with their personal computing devices for some time, but with each new operating system upgrade comes improvements and changes.  A few weeks ago, I...