4 Simple Strategies for Supporting Students Who Struggle with Getting Started

Do you work with students or have a child who just can’t seem to get started on an assigned activity, task, or chore? Some students can become overwhelmed if a learning activity is something unfamiliar or seems too complicated. These students often lack the ability to cope, including an inability to start and to stay …

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5 Tips for Effective Note Taking

Whether listening to a classroom lecture by the teacher, a video or slide presentation, or processing information from a textbook, being able to take notes on the content is an important student skill.  Because note taking is a complex task that requires students to focus and listen, determine which information is important, hold those thoughts …

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Co-Teaching:  A Great Opportunity to Maximize Students’ Executive Function Skills

Co-teaching is a powerful way to ensure that all students have access to standards-based curriculum in the least restrictive environment as well as the specialized instruction they may need to succeed.  Marilyn Friend has defined 6 co-teaching approaches where, within collaborative structures, general education and special education teachers work together to maximize student learning.  In …

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