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Vocabulary Worksheet

From The Reading Teacher’s Word-a-Day: 180 Ready-to-Use Lessons to Expand Vocabulary, Teach Roots, and Prepare for Standardized Tests by Edward B. Fry, Ph.D., these vocabulary worksheets will expand the vocabularies of students in grades 6-12 and help them become excited about the life-long process of learning new words. Read more.

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Sales and Discounts Worksheet

From Life Skills Activities for Special Children, 2nd Edition, by Darlene Mannix, the “Sales and Discounts” worksheet is designed to help students learn how to correctly calculate the price of an item that has been discounted or is on sale. Read more.

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Help Students Believe Success Is Possible

Brains, like engines, don’t operate at peak efficiency if they are low on fuel, clogged by dirty oil, or missing small but critical parts. If your students are all well fed, adequately parented, emotionally well-adjusted, and well educated, you probably won’t face any serious problems when you try to motivate them to learn. Read more.

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Good Ideas for Reading Teachers

Teachers get some of the best advice from other teachers. Here are some suggestions from a wide range of reading specialists and researchers. Read more.

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Different Ways of Learning

The student will identify several ways that people can learn. Although students may be in a classroom together, they are individuals and learn in different ways. Some students are primarily visual learners; others learn best by moving around, touching, repeating, hearing, or other unique methods. It can be helpful for a student to recognize ways that he or she learns best. Read more.

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Coaching Resources

Because coaching conversations are complex and full of detail and because coaches and clients lead busy and complicated lives outside these conversations, it is useful to have a structured set of resources for both the coaching and conversations and for follow-up. These resources emphasize the reciprocal nature of Renewal Coaching, in which coaches and clients give valuable information and feedback to one another. Read more.

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Help Your Child Succeed In School: Starting Pointers

Is your child’s learning profile making aspects of school particularly challenging? Below are some “starting pointers,” or initial thoughts, to help you frame your thinking when trying to reveal your child’s strengths and weaknesses. Read more.

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Activity: Reading for Pleasure

From Life Skills Activities for Special Children, 2nd Edition, by Darlene Mannix, this worksheet guides students through identifying several sources of reading for pleasure. Read more.

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What ADHD Children Need From Their Parents

The high degree of negative feedback and disapproval that children and teens with ADHD receive on a day – to – day basis can take its toll on their self – esteem. Parents have the most important role in providing the loving support and encouragement to enable their child to build resilience for overcoming obstacles and self – Read more.

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Leave the Campfire; Know Your Enemy: It is you, scared

Fear kills imagination. And fear is always with us. Pretending it doesn’t exist might work in a pinch, but eventually it returns. Learning to name, face, grapple with our fears: this is the start of the art of everything. Because imagination is related to images, and images are related to the brain, it is logical to think of imagination as a purely cognitive capacity. But imagination is equally about emotion. It is about the animal instincts of fight or flight. Read more.

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