Attending to Details: Visual Supports in the Classroom

Visual supports are common teaching strategies when accommodating children with special needs.  Pictures, frameworks, charts, and symbols can steer learners clear of language barriers and set them up for success.  They are essential tools for children with severe cases of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Language Impairments and Developmental Delays.  This is particularly true for visual thinkers. …

Smartboarding for Real

You finally got a SMART Board!  Now what?  Here are some things you might not do. Be the only one who uses it. It's interactive.  Give your students a turn, or even better, give them a designated time.  Make it a group work station, a learning centre, a checkpoint, a bansho wall, a drama backdrop, a presentation …