We focus first on teaching reading for meaning, because understanding what we have read is the end goal, and what we have read previously gives context to help us solve that which lies ahead. Here are 6 ways to teach your beginning readers to ensure that their reading makes sense!
This post is the second of two posts about helping students with social and emotional regulation. The first post was about communicating feelings, social / emotional language, going cross-curricular and linking feelings and behaviors. This one covers kindness expectations, positive reinforcement, dedicated space, tools and strategies.
Dealing with issues related to social and emotional regulation have become a part of everyday life for many teachers. Here are 8 ways to help students with social emotional regulation (and still have time to teach!)
Do your students know how to break words down into syllables? Do they know how to sort? Here are some fun activities for sorting syllables, seasons and more – that you may have the materials for right in your own classroom! Free follow-up linked at the end!
As the holiday season approaches, be sure to seize and enjoy those teachable moments that present themselves so naturally this time of year! Here are some fun ideas! #christmas #writing #patterns #counting #nativity #traditions #education #kindergarten #firstgrade #secondgrade
Putting emotions into words can be a struggle for many of us, even if we are proficient in communicating using language! Here are 5 simple, ways kids with a variety of language skills can communicate their feelings! #feelings #emotions #kids #socialskills #specialeducation #regulateemotions
Happy Thanksgiving! Tis the season of gratitude. If there is one thing I have learned from being a human being, it’s that personality traits / emotions like gratitude can be nurtured by exposure to models. Here are three Children’s Thanksgiving stories that model an attitude of gratitude!
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Looking for some great books to help your students prepare for Fire Drills? Fire Drills can cause a great deal of anxiety to those who do not know what to expect, or who struggle with a change in routine. Here are books I return to year after year that help prepare kids for Fire Drills.
In my role as a special education teacher, I’ve been seeing more and more visual schedules being used for entire classes in the past few years, and they really have their benefits!