classroom tips

What do you Need for a Summer Time Mind?

Posted on Jul 12, 2018
What do you Need for a Summer Time Mind?

Summer is here and that means it’s time to delight in long hot days with plenty of bright sunshine. People prepare for relaxing times at the beach or some other favourite spot, while kids take a breather from arduous schoolwork. Summer seems to be the time when everyone breathes a sigh of relief from the […]

How to Reach ESL/ELL Students with Learning Differences, Part 2

Posted on Mar 19, 2018
How to Reach ESL/ELL Students with Learning Differences, Part 2

The English language can be difficult for non-native English speakers to grasp. For example, there are many rules to pronouncing words, but also many exceptions to these rules. The ‘ugh’ in the word ‘though’ is silent, yet the ‘ugh’ is the word ‘enough’ sounds like the letter ‘f’! Now, imagine you’re a new English learner […]

How to Reach ESL/ELL Students with Learning Differences, Part 1 

Posted on Feb 21, 2018
How to Reach ESL/ELL Students with Learning Differences, Part 1 

It can be tough for non-English speakers to learn English! The language’s nuances, similar spellings with different pronunciations (think “snow” vs. “now’), inner contradictions within words (“pineapple” hasn’t any connection to pine trees or apples), and differences in word order combine to make English a difficult language to master. It can be uphill battle—even for people […]

The Value of Brain Breaks!

Posted on Jan 26, 2018
The Value of Brain Breaks!

There you are. Sitting at your desk. You try to make thoughts turn into words—but it’s like someone turned off that faucet in your brain. You want to crack that equation—but you just can’t see the relationship between the variables and the constants. And so on. One thing’s for sure. When you’re stuck on something […]