For students traveling in Australia, ESL lessons can provide a fun introduction to common and proper nouns in English. You can also encourage use of technological tools to support their learning. Introduce students to some Australian place names and watch their interest in ESL-based travel soar!
This concise guide covers what to expect when teaching students with profound disabilities, plus tips for success like setting realistic IEP goals, working as a team, sharing the load and using multi-teacher classes and a community education focus.There’s also a bonus music lesson idea!
Constant tripping over? Bumping into objects that other people manage to walk around? Struggling with basic gross motor skills and fundamental movements like hopping, skipping and catching a ball? If this sounds like a student you know, have you considered dyspraxia or sensory integration problems?
Before all the occupational therapists in the audience fall off their chairs in horror, yes of course, school-based occupational therapy is more than just basket weaving! OT can support students with physical disabilities with positioning, task planning, assessment, intervention and goal setting.
So your students have finally reached the end of their high school years and are ready to move on. For some students with disabilities, the choices they make now can be challenging and complex. This article will guide you through the process of effective person-centered transition planning.
We’ve probably all heard about Gen X and Y, and the soon to become adult Gen Z age groups, But does generational group really make a difference to how people learn in class? “Across the Generations” is one of those fun games to improve listening and speaking in English, in a fun and relaxed way.
This practical article shows you the common adaptive skills for 2 year olds, and how they can be applied in a teaching and learning situation. You will also learn about the Bayley Scale of Infant Development and where you can find it to use for your own students.
This article runs through six areas of focus for special education programs at the high school level, and looks at incorporating services for students with disabilities into a more holistic approach, while meeting the ideals set forth by IDEA or other country-specific legislation.
Dating is a fun topic to tackle in an adult ESL class. This articles gives you some starters for ESL fun activities for talking about dating and using a question and answer format to initiate and develop conversations in a one to one or small group situation.
Here are some SMARTboard uses you may not have considered before: You can use a SMARTboard to help meet the needs of students with physical difficulties such as low muscle tone, limited fine motor control, bilateral coordination and poor shoulder strength and stability.
Everyone in the class can access the SMART Board, can’t they? Billed as the next great teaching invention, these interactive gizmos are fast finding a place in most curriculum areas. But for kids with visual issues there are some SMART Board disadvantages to consider.
Teaching life skills can cover a whole range of areas, so where do we start? This article provides some examples of the daily life skills you’ll want your students to know.
Do you need a quick, practical elementary science lesson series which provides human heart extension activities that are relevant to science, Physical Education, Health or sport programs? Look no further! This science lesson series starter lets you build on human heart knowledge with fun science.
Are you searching for new and fun ways to round off a lesson series? Try this quiz on the Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams, which is a sure winner with elementary students in English. It’s fun and easy to set up – all you need are a few prizes and a great ‘quiz master’ voice!
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams is one of those books that elicits an ‘ooh, I remember that one!’ response from adult readers. With its soft, gentle illustrations and engaging plot, this is a childhood classic and a must read. Share it with elementary students using an art or English focus.