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Fun Clothespin Orton Gillingham Remediation Ideas and More

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Incorporating the fun factor can help to make any difficult lesson enjoyable. I found these cute, little, painted clothespins on Ebay, and I think it will take my lessons to a whole new level. I have color coded the vowels and consonants as well as the digraphs. There are so many ways I can use these clothespins to enhance my lessons!  Using Clothespins Will Enhance my Lessons for a Number of Reasons: Using these cute, colorful, mini clothespins that measure only 1 1/2 inches by 1/2 an inch will surely engage my learners. Opening and closing clothespins also helps to develop...

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What are the Best Strategies For Reading Comprehension?

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Helping your students to develop excellent reading comprehension skills can help them to succeed in academics as well as life. However, simply learning to decoding words is not enough.  How Can Reading Comprehension Be Taught? Successful readers must remember content, understand inferences, maintain focus and make connections. It is a comprehensive process that requires mindful pre-reading activities, reading strategies, and post-reading procedures. Pre-reading Strategies These four pre-reading strategies can help learners prepare for the coming reading. 1) Reading or discussing a summary of the chapter or content This helps students to conceptualize main ideas so that they can read deeper and prepare to...

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What Natural Strategies Improve Children’s Learning and Behavior?

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More and more children are being medicated for school based problems related to behavior and learning issues, and many families are concerned about the short term and long term effects. What About the Root Cause? Unfortunately, medications rarely cure the problem because they address the symptoms.  Most caregivers don’t want to mask the presenting problem with a "bandaid." Instead, they want to get to the root cause of the problem.   What are Some Possible Causes that Can be Addressed Naturally? There are three possible causes that can addressed without medications. First, there are increasing amounts of toxins and unhealthy, synthesized substances...

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How I Tailored My Own Course of Study to Become an Educational Therapist

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It is always a difficult process to find the right graduate program. There are a plethora of options out there and locating the perfect schooling can be tricky and time consuming. I wanted to share my own personal story as well as some recommendations. I hope that you find this helpful! What inspired this post was a question by one of my followers. Below you will find their question in blue and my answer in red. Searching for a Graduate Degree Program I am a special education teacher and have been for 20 years +. I also work as an adjunct professor for...

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Mathemagic: Multisensory and Mindful Math Strategies Tailored for the Individual

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Many students struggle with the steps required to complete mathematical problems. They may forget the concept, miss a step, mis-sequence the steps, misread a sign, or struggle with writing out or lining up the numbers. Follow my blog with Bloglovin Encoding Math Facts for Long Term Memory In fact, even if a student has understood and executed a problem with precision, it doesn’t mean that they will retain that information at a later time. So what can we do to help these students to encode, into long-term memory, the steps required to complete math computations? The 3 Key Components for...

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