Special Education · Study Skills

Revision

Another blog in the study skills series. Timing It's as important not to overload yourself as it is not to leave thing to the last moment... Start by working for 20 to 50 minutes at a time less and you won't have enough time to get stuck in and learn meaningfully, more and you'll risk… Continue reading Revision

Mathematics and problem-solving skills

9th day tricks

Support ideas for mathematical development for use at home or at school. As with all my infographics, this one can be downloaded for printing. There's a link at the bottom of the page. It’s completely free, but please credit Sarah Gillie - Beacons Unique Originally published to coincide with twelvetide (12 festive days 2017-18) Download… Continue reading 9th day tricks

Mathematics and problem-solving skills

8th day tricks

Support ideas for mathematical development for use at home or at school. As with all my infographics, this one can be downloaded for printing. There's a link at the bottom of the page. It’s completely free, but please credit Sarah Gillie - Beacons Unique Originally published to coincide with twelvetide (12 festive days 2017-18) Download… Continue reading 8th day tricks

Mathematics and problem-solving skills

Maths made easy

Originally published to coincide with twelvetide (12 festive days 2017-18) Just a bit of lighthearted support for mathematical development for use at home or at school. As with all my infographics, this one can be downloaded for printing. There's a link at the bottom of the page. It’s completely free, but please credit Sarah Gillie… Continue reading Maths made easy

Mathematics and problem-solving skills

12 ideas for a 100 square

Originally published to coincide with twelvetide (12 festive days 2017-18) Just a bit of lighthearted support for mathematical development for use at home or at school. There's a downloadable 100 square here. As with all my infographics, this one can be downloaded for printing. There's a link at the bottom of the page. It’s completely… Continue reading 12 ideas for a 100 square

Raising awareness

Awareness and understanding

For many countries in the northern hemisphere, the new academic year begins around the start of September. Children return to school, excited to see their friends. Teachers are looking forward to getting to know their students, finding out what motivates each one, and seeing the excitement of learning. For some parents it can be a… Continue reading Awareness and understanding

Early Years

Why does he do that?

via Daily Prompt: Sympathy Sometimes, a parent will quietly ask their child's class teacher or another parent if what they see in their child is 'normal'. Other times, a teacher might ask their student's previous teacher whether a particular conduct or difficulty is typical for that chid, or they might seek the advice of a… Continue reading Why does he do that?

Executive Function · Language and literacy skills · Raising awareness

5 ideas for an inclusive classroom

An infographic of strategies to make classrooms more supportive of all students

Executive Function

10 books on Executive Function and Related Learning Needs

10 books on executive function

Executive Function

Supporting EF with displays and visual prompts

Posters and visual timetables can be very useful both in the classroom and at home, particularly for students with learning differences. The key is to teach learners how to use them.

Executive Function

Homework

Homework is an acknowledged area of challenge for students with learning difficulties, not least because of the demands on executive function.

Executive Function

It will get easier

Some things are automatic from the get-go, others gradually develop automaticity.

Executive Function · Skills for school

Classroom Survival

Ideas for parents to share with teachers, and for teachers to test for themselves.

Executive Function

Executive Function 

An introduction to executive functions - what they are and how they affect learning.