The Common Core standards are considered challenging for general education learners - and they’re meant to be. But given that challenge, many educators wonder what it means to hold special education students to the same standards. How are educators expected to get underperforming students to proficiency?
Students who have mastered persistence are able to work through challenges, deal constructively with failures and adversity, and achieve the goals they have set for themselves. Try these tips for boosting your learners’ stick-to-itiveness.
The inclusion of listening standards in the Common Core heralds a new focus on listening instruction in the classroom. In 2014, teachers will spend more time demonstrating what listening “looks like;” explaining what students should be doing with their eyes, ears, and bodies while listening; directing learners to notice when they haven’t been listening; and measuring how well learners apply what they’ve been taught. What other education trends are predicted for 2014?
With so much to do and so little learning time in a school year—fitting in downtime is easier said than done. That’s unfortunate, because research shows that time off-task is important for proper brain function and health.
Auditory processing disorders can be traced to specific regions of the brain, especially regions of the brainstem. Find out how targeted auditory processing disorder interventions result in better listening skills and improved brainstem response to speech.
Your most struggling student just isn’t listening – again. But could there be more to it? Auditory processing disorders can look a lot like inattention, and it’s not easy to tell the difference. Why is it so hard to figure out what’s going on?