Facebook Back-to-School Question of the Week #2

Kim CarterAffinities, Classroom Culture, Learning, Strategies for teachers, Student Strengths, Student Weaknesses, Teacher Effectiveness, Teachers, Uncategorized

To help get you in the back-to-school spirit – and maybe pick up some great ideas along the way – we recently started a Back-to-School Question of the Week series on Facebook.  This is an opportunity for you to share your thoughts with your virtual colleagues around some key back-to-school questions. We wanted to share some of these responses with … Read More

Facebook Back-to-School Question of the Week

Kim CarterAffinities, Learning, Strategies for teachers, Student Strengths, Student Weaknesses, Teacher Effectiveness, Teachers

To help get you in the back-to-school spirit – and maybe pick up some great ideas along the way – we recently started a Back-to-School Question of the Week series on Facebook.  This is an opportunity for you to share your thoughts with your virtual colleagues around some key back-to-school questions.  Our first question of the series, “How do you … Read More

Summer Blog Series Post #8: The Role of Social Cognition in Talking to Different Audiences

Kim CarterDemystification, Differentiated Learning, Learning, Learning Challenges, Learning Specialists, Social Cognition, Strategies for teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Teachers

By the time children and adolescents arrive at school, chances are that they’ve already interacted socially with a number of different people: their parents/caregivers, siblings, friends, school acquaintances, and bus driver, to name a few.  And once they’re in school, they assume the role of student. As students, they also interact with teachers, administrators, and other support staff around the … Read More

Summer Blog Series Post #7: The Role of Graphomotor Function in Handwriting

Kim CarterDifferentiated Learning, Graphomotor Function, Handwriting, Learning, Learning Challenges, Strategies for teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Uncategorized, Writing

In last week’s post, we discussed the demands of revising written work.  Today, we’re going to focus on a different aspect of writing: handwriting. Many people, adults and children alike, struggle with penmanship.  The ability to use computers to convey ideas can help minimize the need for handwriting and relieve handwriting-challenged individuals from the frustration of writing in some cases.  … Read More

Summer Blog Series Post #6: The Role of Higher Order Cognition in Revising Written Work

Kim CarterDifferentiated Learning, Higher Order Thinking, Learning, Learning Challenges, Strategies for teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Teachers, Writing

Adding content and new ideas to a story, essay, or report can be difficult, but it is also very important. Students may stop at the end of a sentence, reread what they have written, and decide there is a better word to express what they want to say. They may find places where they need to add more description or … Read More

Summer Blog Series Post #5: The Role of Spatial Ordering in Understanding Math Symbols

Kim CarterDifferentiated Learning, Learning, Learning Challenges, Math, Nonverbal thinking, Spatial Ordering, Strategies for teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Teachers, Uncategorized, Visualization

The results of our recent poll are in!  You, our readers, expressed a strong interest in hearing about learning challenges related to math … so in response, this week’s blog is about the spatial ordering demands involved in understanding math symbols. Thank you to everyone who participated in our poll.  We love the feedback. In developing an understanding of mathematical … Read More

Summer Blog Series Post #4: The Role of Attention and Temporal-Sequential Ordering in Time Management

Kim CarterAttention, Differentiated Learning, Learning, Learning Challenges, Research, Strategies for teachers, Teachers, Uncategorized

When in school, students are expected to follow routines and complete assignments within certain time frames. Children must follow these same guidelines when continuing the learning process at home, managing their time and effort to complete homework assignments and projects on time.   Time management is critical to many of the expectations placed on students, including initiating assignments, taking the appropriate … Read More

Summer Series – Understanding Common Learning Challenges

Kim CarterDifferentiated Learning, Learning, Learning Challenges, Teacher Effectiveness, Uncategorized

Welcome to our new summer blog series! Each week we’ll bring you insights into various learning challenges students may face. We’ll start with some of the skills that students must master to be successful in school, discuss the neurodevelopmental factors involved, and look at common obstacles that students may encounter on the road to mastery. We’ll also offer practical strategies … Read More