Students with ADHD need effective study strategies that help them learn academic content and apply what they’ve learned on assessments, group projects and homework assignments. Teaching ADHD students how to apply specific study strategies to what’s being learned can help them become master learners.
Whether it’s a skill deficiency or a physical disability, an important life skill that student’s must master is learning how to hear what’s said and write content. Teaching students notetaking skills is a life lesson. Read on to help students create a notetaking study guide for your classroom.
Recreation is important in every student’s life. Creating an activity plan for students with physical disabilities will improve their physical health, cognitive abilities and social peer relationships. Students with physical disabilities need to play and have fun just like any other student.
Art can be a excellent medium for developing fine motor skills and sensory integration for students with autism. By putting a paintbrush or a drawing pencil in their hands and sitting them in front of an oversized blank canvas, teachers can use their uniqueness to develop their art and their skills.
Nouns are everywhere. Along with naming the moon and the stars, nouns are used to name planet Earth, the Universe, our great galaxy, an I-Pod, a cell phone, your best friend Betsy – even your younger brother Mike. Read on to use this mini lesson plan for your class.
Writing is hard. For some students with special needs, writing a sentence can be an all day task. When special education students are mainstreamed into regular classes without IEP modifications on lessons and outcome, writing the required essays must take planning, one paragraph at a time.
Parents have legal rights to be in special education and mainstream classrooms. Defining those rights must reach beyond the inferred into the actual rights that parents have in school communities. The parent-teacher classroom collaboration can provide optimal support for students with special needs.
When students are being evaluated under IDEA to identify their free and appropriate educational needs in special education, the procedures must meet legal requirements. Students with disabilities who have IEPs must have annual reviews and reevaluations every three years under IDEA compliance.
Students with autism who have been mainstreamed into learning communities may need additional resource support to have full access and equity to expected learning objectives. Paraprofessionals or Instructional Assistants (IAs) can provide the additional support role for teachers and students.
Students with autism need specific and directed teacher interventions in the classroom. When teachers provide a structured and safe learning environment for autistic students, the academic and behavioral outcomes are measurable. Interventions must be individualized for each student.
NCLB (No Child Left Behind) is the official legal mandate in guiding school reform and accountability for school communities. NCLB is progressive and exacting in creating an arena of school accountability that addresses measurable academic achievement outcomes for students with special needs.
Many students with special needs struggle with taking tests. There is now way we can do away with tests altogether, but there are plenty of ways you can help struggling students perform their best on tests.
Whether teachers are first year or veterans, classroom management issues can occur throughout the school year. Creating a study guide that will provide organizational strategies in effective classroom expectations with defined rules and protocols will go a long way in creating success for students.
Data-based systems that provide direct measurement of gifted and exceptional student academic and behavioral outcomes can provide a wealth of information for teachers, parents and students. How student performance is measured is just as important as how teachers implement effective instruction.
Poetry provides students with special needs an opportunity to self-express their innermost feelings in a way creates an image or a vivid picture for the reader. Teaching poetry can bring down the barriers of writing and create a learning experience for both teacher and students.
In teaching students with special needs how to understand cause and effect when reading a story, article or short passage, teachers need only say “Cause makes something happen and effect is the result of what happened.” We’ll look at a modified lesson plan which focuses on a short passage.