What are some innovative teaching strategies to support learning in the classroom? I'm constantly looking for new ideas, especially for math. On this day, I saw a strategy that made my teacher heart soar! I was presenting a two-day co-teaching program for an amazing group of teachers in Jonesborough [...]
You know me as a teacher, an author, and a speaker who has worked with K-12 schools for the past 30+ years. You may know I’m a mom of two adult children, both gifted, one with significant learning disabilities. My heart and soul has been devoted to helping students and educators succeed in the world [...]
One of the best RTI teaching strategies to improve reading comprehension is reciprocal teaching – an instructional strategy involving discussion as well as using reading strategies to improve comprehension of text. Reciprocal teaching uses a four-step method – often referred to as the “Fab Four” – t [...]
Often, I would work with students who, on-record, had learning disabilities, yet, when they were given strategies that honored their learning style, these students had the potential to be successful.
Children may not have the word for what they are feeling, but they may recognize the emotion in the expression on a child’s face. Ask children to point to the face that best expresses their own feeling. Give them the label for that feeling, using it as a springboard for discussion.