There is so much I want to share with the parents and families I work with. It is hard to know where to start! I want to share lots of great tips and strategies, but I don’t want to seem too scattered. I have decided the easiest thing to do will be to focus on one topic per month. That way if you are browsing the archives for a certain topic, posts related to that topic will be near by. I don’t have an order yet for the next few months, but I thought I would start with some of the strategies I am working on with a few of my current students.
For March I want to start with Attention & Focus. It is critical that students have these skills to be in the position to learn.
A great place to start with students who are distracted or not completing their assignments in the classroom is with a scheduling system. An introductory schedule system would use pictures.
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After students master this skill at the picture level, it is typically easy to transfer readers up to a word or sentence schedule. Simply asking the students to check off tasks as they are completed can often help the students complete their assignments without ongoing reminders from the teacher.