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Why Curiosity Enhances Learning

It’s no secret that curiosity makes learning more effective and enjoyable. Curious students not only ask questions, but also actively seek out the answers. Without curiosity, Sir Isaac Newton would have never formulated the laws of physics, Alexander Fleming probably wouldn’t have discovered penicillin, and Marie Curie’s pioneering research on radioactivity may not exist. Read more ›

10 Strategies To Promote Curiosity In Learning

Curiosity is crucial to learning. For years, education has responded by admonishing teachers to ‘engaged’ students with ‘engaging content,’ but engagement and curiosity are decidedly different. An engaged student may very well be curious, but such curiosity isn’t necessary for engagement. Engagement is more than paying attention but doesn’t demand an empowered thinker forging into new ideas with an open-mind through inquiry and questioning. That’s curiosity. Read more ›

Stimulating Curiosity to Enhance Learning

People find it easier to learn about topics that interest them. Recent neuroscience research has demonstrated that memory is improved when the learning material is something they are curious about.

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Students of Color in Special Education Are Less Likely to Get the Help They Need – Here Are 3 Ways Teachers Can Do Better

When I was a special education teacher, my colleagues and I recommended that a Black girl receive special education services because she had difficulty reading. However, her mother disagreed. When I asked her why, she explained that she, too, was identified as having a learning disability when she was a student. Read more ›

Resources for Responding to Trauma

After a tragic event, you may find yourself struggling with how to talk to your child about their feelings and fears. Read more ›

Supporting Self-Advocacy and Success in Student Learning [downloadable]

Students with learning disabilities must be able to advocate effectively for themselves. Beginning in the early years and continuing throughout their school lives, students with learning disabilities must be supported in learning how to self-advocate. Read more ›

Supporting the Social-Emotional Needs of 2e Students [downloadable]

Understanding and supporting a 2e students’ social-emotional needs is essential to their well-being. It is important for parents and school staff to develop 2e students’ strengths while supporting areas of need.
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Enhancing Social-Emotional Learning with Self-Regulation for Learning

We all want our students to be successful. Some students come to school with greater degrees of Self Regulation for Learning, while others need more modeling and supports along the way. All students can value from keeping the ABCs (affect, behavior, cognition) in mind while learning. Read more ›

4 Ways Classroom Design Impacts Executive Functioning

Good classroom design supports the acquisition of not only content skills but process skills. Executive functions are process skills that allow us to successfully complete tasks.

In any given classroom, there will be a wide range of students with a variety of executive functioning skill levels. Read more ›

Four Simple Steps to Adding SEL to Any Classroom

Social-emotional learning is about cultivating a deeper care for the self in the present moment. That is something we all can do, and that is something that we should all do.

You can begin teaching social-emotional learning in your class in four steps: planning to pause, practicing, tracking it, and finally, by talking about it. Read more ›

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