When teaching, you'll often rely upon expository texts to deliver your points; this is a broad term that refers to any non-fiction text that provides factual information on a given topic. For certain subjects such as science and history, these might be your main type of resource for educating the class. Even if you don't […]
Autism organizations are organizations that provide support and services to people with autism and their families. These organizations are typically non-profit, but they may also be for-profit businesses. Some of the ways that these organizations provide support include providing information about autism, connecting people with resources in their local community, providing advocacy services, and running […]
Being a parent comes with many challenges and issues to get on top of. This can be particularly true when your child starts school, especially if they have specific learning or thinking differences. These differences may make it tricky for them to manage their behavior in school successfully, and they could see themselves getting into […]
Have you ever noticed that some words in English sound similar to each other? That's because they often contain the same combinations of letters, making them into a 'word family." For instance, the words 'core," 'bore", 'sore" and 'more" all contain 'ore." Similarly, the words 'skip," 'tip", 'snip" and 'flip" all contain 'ip." There are […]
Trauma is not a one-size-fits-all issue. As a teacher, you are likely to encounter students suffering from trauma for various reasons. Every student is unique, and so is their trauma. It’s important to fully understand what trauma is and how it can impact how your students behave and learn. Below, we’ll explore how trauma can […]
Trying to bring out some creativity in your classroom? Give your 5th-grade students this list of inspirational writing prompts to get their thoughts growing! What are 5th-grade writing prompts? If you work in the classroom, you will know how difficult it can be to inspire your younger students to put their thoughts into words, which […]
According to Jean Piaget, in his theory of cognitive development, there are four stages that each individual goes through. These include the Sensorimotor stage, the Preoperational Stage, the Concrete Operational stage, and the final stage in someone's development, the Formal Operational stage. Find out more about what the formal operational stage is, when this stage […]
Do you have a rowdy class to which you can't seem to hold their attention or get it back after an activity? It's easy for kids to get so into an activity that they feel almost immune to the outside. Seeing them so engaged and intrigued by your activities is great, but it's a nightmare […]
Students bring into your classroom all kinds of emotions and needs. They vary in ideas, beliefs, and understandings, and it’s important that, as their educator, you are equipped to hear and consider all of these to provide them with the most engaging and interactive classes possible. That's why many teachers like to start their day […]