Good Sensory Learning Blog

Free Internet Games That are Great for the Brain!

Posted by Erica Warren on

As a learning specialist and educational therapist, I have spent years searching for and uploading great, free internet game links. I have them all listed and described on my private practice website for my clients, and I wanted to share them with you too. Check it out! I have over 100  links and I have them all organized under headings such as Math, Reading, Typing... to make it easy for you to find what you are looking for!https://learningtolearn.biz/free-educational-games Cheers, Dr. Erica Warren Dr. Erica Warren is the author, illustrator, and publisher of multisensory educational materials at Good Sensory Learning. She is...

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10 Easy Steps to Accommodate Students with Executive Functioning Weaknesses

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Students with executive functioning problems are often a challenge for teachers, because they may disrupt the classroom and many need a lot of attention and redirection.  So what can teacher and parents do to help? Here are a Number of Quick Tips: 1. Provide a consistent and structured environment: At home: Create a structured routine and try to schedule activities that are always on the same days and at the same times. You can even schedule unstructured, free times. In school: All teachers should communicate and post homework assignments in the same way and at an expected time daily. Home work...

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Three Activities that Strengthen Tracking Abilities for Improved Reading

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Some students struggle with tracking words across a page. They may lose their place or have trouble scanning from one line of text to the next. Here are three strategies that you can do at home to strengthening this skill. Three Fun Ways to Strengthen Visual Tracking Skills for Reading: 1. Find a magazine article, book, or letter, and have the student circle or highlight every time they see the word “the.” You can pick any word, letter or phrase. Also, the student does not have to be able to comprehend the text that you select. Tell them to always...

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Four Steps to Making Learning Fun

Posted by Erica Warren on

How can you make lessons exciting and fun for your Students? The expression that it's all in the presentation is the secret. Four Ways to Make Learning Fun Create a catchy and attractive name for a new lesson. You could introduce a new lesson and call it, for example, "Script" or "Cursive." But as one of my students said, script sounds like strict and cursive sounds like cursed. Why not call this lesson, "Roller Coaster Letters." All my students can't wait to join letters into words so they can "test out their new roller coaster!" Share your own excitement in...

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Measurement Memory Strategies for Elementary Students in the US

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While most countries use the international metric system, the United States uses the old British Imperial System of inches and pounds. Many students struggle to remember conversions, but we have a strategy that can definitely help! What are some Fun and Memorable Ways to Teach Kids about The Imperial System? Would you like to learn some enjoyable and memorable ways to teach elementary students about measurement conversions? Measurement Memory Strategies is a clever, downloadable PowerPoint that teachers and parents can use to teach measurement strategies with fun imagery.  Cute pictures help students quickly learn how many inches in a foot, how many cups in a...

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