Archive for May 31, 2017

EduGains announces 2017 summer literacy symposium

Check it out! Registration Is Now Open July 17 – July 20, 2017 Kempenfelt Conference Centre, Barrie, Ontario.

Teachers and instructional leaders who support adolescent learners
in all subject areas are invited to attend. For more information and to register, click < here >.

Literacy Summer Symposium 2017

May 31, 2017 at 8:00 pm Leave a comment

New on LDAO (fractions, mindfulness)

Here are 2 interesting new releases on LD@School.

  1. Article: Teaching fractions: A few cautionary notes by Lucie DeBlois. From her conclusion: “in order for operations on fractions to have meaning, students must develop an understanding not only of the role of the numerator and the denominator, but of the relationships between the numerator, the denominator, and the unit of reference.”
  2. Video:  Mindfulness  practice to support the well-being of students with LDs – Feed all four. The description:  “This video provides an overview of the Feed All Four framework*, developed by Trillium Lakelands District School Board. The Feed All Four framework is based on improving the social and emotional development and self-regulation of students through mindfulness and positive self-perception. This framework is beneficial to students with learning disabilities because it provides them the necessary tools to deal with conflict and anxiety, helps them focus on the task at hand, and encourages them to advocate for themselves. It also encourages them to look at the positive aspects of themselves as opposed to the negative aspects. ” *Feed all four – the four are – Body, Mind, Emotions, Spirit.

Check ’em out! Rowan

May 31, 2017 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

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