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by klmiller posted 5 years 2 months ago to ADD and ADHD
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One meaning of the term “bracketing” is “to place within.” This concept of “placing within” is a helpful strategy that students and adults can use to identify and appropriately deal with distracting thoughts. In stage one, students decide whether their current thoughts are appropriate for the task at hand. If they are not, students can bracket them in stage two... continue reading

by klmiller posted 5 years 2 months ago to Reading
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The "clicks and clunks" technique was originally introduced by Christine D. Bremer, Sharon Vaughn, Ann T. Clapper, and Ae-Hwa Kim in 2002.  Read their original article here. When it "Clicks," all is well in the world of decoding and easy comprehension. Reading is a joyful way to explore the world! But when students encounter parts of the text that are not understood, they "Clunk!" and the... continue reading

by klmiller posted 5 years 2 months ago to Reading
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Reading is a highly complex, integrated activity that daunts as many as 33 percent of the population. Many children become proficient readers regardless of how they are taught. However, for children who experience difficulty learning to gain meaning from print, reading must be systematically and carefully taught.  Mastering the following components of the reading process is essential if... continue reading

by klmiller posted 5 years 2 months ago to ADD and ADHD
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Individuals with ADHD and ADD often have difficulty with Executive Skills, also called Executive Functions. These are the skills that help us manage and direct our lives. They are analogous to the activities that an executive engages in to manage and direct a company or business. Executive skills allow us to plan and organize our behavior, make well-considered decisions, overrule immediate... continue reading

by klmiller posted 5 years 2 months ago to Special Education
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Children who live with failure experience negative feelings such as shame, isolation, and anger. These students need guidance to develop personal skills that support their success. According to research conducted by the Frostig Center in Pasadena, six personal attributes form the core characteristics that contribute to success for special needs students. Successful individuals do not... continue reading

by klmiller posted 5 years 2 months ago to Parent Involvement
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Children with special learning needs have experienced more failure and disappointment than other children.  Parenting children with special learning needs can be difficult, and calls forth from their parents an extra measure of care in “planting the seeds of greatness.” Seeds of “greatness” grow into strong, confident children—skilled learners who make bold... continue reading

by Victor posted 5 years 2 months ago to Mathematics
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A short web search only and you will find many utterances like the followings: “Learning the "multiplication tables" is one of the first traumas that children usually face when learning arithmetic.” “The dread rite of passage all children face: the multiplication tables.” “Parents often remark that their children experience difficulty retaining their math... continue reading

by superiored posted 5 years 2 months ago to Character Education
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Stephen T. McClard - Superiored.com “Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life to carry out; a concrete assignment which demands fulfillment.  Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated.  Thus, everyone’s task is as unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.”  Victor Frankl Everyone, no matter their lot in life, will... continue reading

by superiored posted 5 years 2 months ago to Standardized Testing
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by Stephen T. McClard - Superiored.com In November of 1919, five defendants were convicted of violating the Espionage Act of 1917.  As America was in the thick of a military campaign with Germany, these five men dropped anti-war leaflets out the window of a building in New York.  They were charged with disseminating words and ideas that were considered unlawful to write, speak or... continue reading

by superiored posted 5 years 2 months ago to Classroom Management
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by Stephen T. McClard - Superiored.com   When you think of shame, what comes to your mind?  How about guilt?  Many people associate shame and guilt as one emotion, but in reality they are very different.  By definition, guilt is the "I have done someting bad" emotion.  By contrast, shame is the "I am bad" emotion.  As you continue reading,... continue reading

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