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Efficiently Rearrange the Classroom for Cooperative Learning -

Efficiently Rearrange the Classroom for Cooperative Learning - | Teaching Children With A Chronic Illness | Scoop.it
How to arrange the desks for cooperative learning and then efficiently rearrange the classroom for the next period

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Cooperative learning? Flexible Grouping? Station teaching? Co-teaching? Here's a solution to classroom arrangement: Make arranging desks a game.

Yenoch Ng's curator insight, March 13, 2:11 PM

Classroom Climate Plan REVISED:

Provides quick and easy steps on how to rearrange desks to serve multiple classroom purposes. I may use the color coded desk arrangements as a classroom routine, since students will recognize that learning takes place in group, partner, and individual settings. The purpose of this color coded chart is to support student interaction and student's personal time, since students will need to be resilient and obtain the ability to be able to work in various settings.  The color coded charts allows students to rearrange the desks in a shorter time span, since it is an efficient method to set up the classroom space for cooperative learning and project-based learning. For example, grouping the desks into pods for group work supports project-based learning, since it will provide the space for students to communicate ideas to one another and learn from one another to further their learning.  

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CLASSROOM CLIMATE PLAN/general content curation

 

This is such a fun way to add flexibility to your classroom! It makes the classroom climate upbeat because there is  something new every day, and change keeps everyone on their toes. There is also a cooperative feel added to the classroom because students need to work together to arrange the room. I think students will be excited to sit in new arrangements each day (or in cycles of consistent designs) and have the opportunity to collaborate with a different set of students each day. This is such a simple way to both excite students and provide opportunities for working/sharing in different combinations. This can also be helpful when engaging in PBL because the desks can be arranged in ways to create spaces for collaboration, presentation, etc. I think changing the desks frequently promotes students' adaptability because they will become more familiar with constant change and how to work effectively in different situations.

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Executive Function: What It Is and Why It Is Important -Psychology ...

Executive Function: What It Is and Why It Is Important -Psychology ... | Teaching Children With A Chronic Illness | Scoop.it
Executive function is a term perhaps unfamiliar to many mental health professionals but it is extremely important because it could be considered the brain function that sets us apart from other animals and hence the defining ...
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Meet the executive functions: the key to brains that work like they ...

Meet the executive functions: the key to brains that work like they ... | Teaching Children With A Chronic Illness | Scoop.it
It's only widely becoming understood that these “need to have” programs lay the critical foundation for the management of all future thinking. These executive functions of the brain are the most predictive of success – in school, ...
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Games and Apps for the Classroom

Games and Apps for the Classroom | Teaching Children With A Chronic Illness | Scoop.it
Games can teach skills beyond executive functions. How Video Games Nurtured A Generation Of Entrepreneurs (Games can teach skills beyond executive functions.
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Helping Kids Who Struggle With Executive Functions | Child Mind Institute

Helping Kids Who Struggle With Executive Functions | Child Mind Institute | Teaching Children With A Chronic Illness | Scoop.it

Learning specialists share a mix of specific strategies and alternative learning styles that help kids who struggle with executive functioning get organized.


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Late, Lost and Unprepared:Strategies for Teaching Self-Management & Organizational Skills to LD Students

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Parent Education Sessions: Open to the Community
2012-2013 School Year
Each Session – 7:00-8:30 p.m.


Lawrence Upper School –Sagamore Hills

Thursday, November 15, 2012

 

Session 1: Late, Lost and Unprepared: Effective Strategies for Teaching Self-Management and Organizational Skills to Students with Executive Function Deficits

 

 

Students who struggle with deficits in Executive Functioning may exhibit difficulties at home with organization, remembering homework, and initiating or completing tasks. In school, they may have difficulty memorizing facts, writing essays or reports, working complex math problems, completing long-term projects, or being on time.

Executive Functioning deficits don’t have to cause frustration, disappointment and defeat in your child’s life – or in yours. There are some very specific and effective ways to help students develop built-in supports and routines to help compensate for deficits in organizational skills.

Please join us for a panel discussion on building effective strategies for assisting students who struggle with organization, time, and self-management skills. Panelists include Dr. Ethan Schafer, Clinical Psychologist; Jason Culp, Head of Upper School; and Dianne Wilson, Learning Resource Center Coordinator. Ample time for individual questions will be provided.


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iPad apps to improve your executive functioning skills

iPad apps to improve your executive functioning skills | Teaching Children With A Chronic Illness | Scoop.it

Whether you're a teacher or student, you likely are looking for ways to improve your executive functioning skills. How can you learn to organize yourself, be productive and not forget what you need to do everyday? The IPad has an array of tools to help you stay on task and remember what you need to do. In addition, the apps can be tailored to your specific needs, whether it be an agenda, folders, color coding, a reminder, a microphone built into a note taking app, or just a simple note.


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Many pupils with cancer 'bullied'

Many pupils with cancer 'bullied' | Teaching Children With A Chronic Illness | Scoop.it
Many primary school children with cancer are being bullied and are missing out on school, a survey by a UK childhood cancer charity suggests.

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Miah Arnold on teaching writing to children with cancer - Minnesota Public Radio

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Miah Arnold on teaching writing to children with cancer
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In the essay "You Owe Me" Miah Arnold describes her experience as a writing teacher at the M.D. Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital in Houston, Tex.

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A Child with Chronic Illness Goes to School

A Child with Chronic Illness Goes to School | Teaching Children With A Chronic Illness | Scoop.it
Children all over the United States go to school with a chronic illness.

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Helping Students that Struggle with Executive Functioning - Erica Warren

Helping Students that Struggle with Executive Functioning - Erica Warren | Teaching Children With A Chronic Illness | Scoop.it
This Powerpoint presentation was created to help parents, teachers, students and administrators understand the needs of those that struggle with Executive Functioning (attention, time management, organization, mental manipulation, and self...

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Packard Children's helps dialysis patients stay on top of school ...

Packard Children's helps dialysis patients stay on top of school ... | Teaching Children With A Chronic Illness | Scoop.it
Fennimore — a former elementary school teacher trained as an instructor for children with special needs, such as chronic illness — works to ensure that each patient's educational needs are met in the medical setting, and that ...
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Strategic approaches to enhanced health service delivery for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic illness: a qualitative study | Australian Policy Online

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic illness confront multiple challenges that contribute to their poor health outcomes, and to the health disparities that exist in Australian society. This study aimed to identify barriers and facilitators to care and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic illness.


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Beyond the Comfort Zone: 6 Ways to Build Independent Thinking

Beyond the Comfort Zone: 6 Ways to Build Independent Thinking | Teaching Children With A Chronic Illness | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Judy Willis offers six suggestions for pushing students beyond their comfort zone, exercising their brains' executive functions, and developing healthy habits of independent thinking.

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Executive Functions for Kids

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Helping Kids Who Struggle With Executive Functions | Child Mind Institute

Helping Kids Who Struggle With Executive Functions | Child Mind Institute | Teaching Children With A Chronic Illness | Scoop.it
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100 Reasons to Mind Map | Mind Map Inspiration

100 Reasons to Mind Map | Mind Map Inspiration | Teaching Children With A Chronic Illness | Scoop.it
100 Reasons to Mind Map; ideas and examples of how you can use mindmapping

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Executive Functioning Process | Key to Success - NCLD

Executive Functioning Process | Key to Success - NCLD | Teaching Children With A Chronic Illness | Scoop.it
An executive function process that may be problematic for students with learning or attention difficulties is the ability to think flexibly and to shift approaches.

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"....Cognitive flexibility, or the ability to think flexibly and to shift approaches, is a critically important executive function process that may be especially problematic for students with learning and attention difficulties. Students who have difficulty shifting also struggle to cope with unexpected changes in their schedules, routines, or homework, and may be viewed by their parents and teachers as “rigid,” “stubborn,” or “single-minded.” The ability to adapt to unfamiliar or unexpected situations improves when children begin to understand their learning profiles and they are taught appropriate executive function strategies.

Why Is Flexible Thinking So Important for Academic Performance?As students advance through the grades, they are required to interpret information in more than one way and to change their approaches and strategies when needed. As the curriculum complexity intensifies, flexible thinking becomes increasingly important for some of the following reasons: 

Reading comprehension requires students to go back and forth between the major themes and supporting details and to sift and sort information as they read.Written language requires students to balance the important concepts and main ideas with the supporting details they want to communicate in their writing.Math competency involves shifting between word meanings, procedures, and operations. Science and History require students to use context clues to prioritize and focus on the most relevant information.Foreign language learning necessitates that students shift between their native language and the language they are learning.Studying and test-taking require students to go back and forth between topics or problem types that are presented in different formats..."
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Helping Students that Struggle with Executive Functioning - Erica Warren

Helping Students that Struggle with Executive Functioning - Erica Warren | Teaching Children With A Chronic Illness | Scoop.it
This Powerpoint presentation was created to help parents, teachers, students and administrators understand the needs of those that struggle with Executive Functioning (attention, time management, organization, mental manipulation, and self...

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Instead of silence, ask someone with a chronic illness lots of questions

Instead of silence, ask someone with a chronic illness lots of questions | Teaching Children With A Chronic Illness | Scoop.it
If I decide to share the details of my chronic illness with someone, the worst thing that someone else can do is respond with silence. Many of us weigh up the decision to keep quiet about how hard ...
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50 Great Sites for Serious, Educational Games | Online Colleges

50 Great Sites for Serious, Educational Games | Online Colleges | Teaching Children With A Chronic Illness | Scoop.it
From teaching children about the cancer in their bodies to helping college students reinforce lessons from their business classes, these educational games take playing to a whole new level.

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CBT with parents’ support helped children with chronic illness | Psychiatry

CBT with parents’ support helped children with chronic illness | Psychiatry | Teaching Children With A Chronic Illness | Scoop.it
Psychiatry | Researchers from the Netherlands reported that cognitive-behavioral therapy with a parental support component was successful in reducing internalizing and externalizing problems in children with chronic illnesses, and that the effects...
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Executive Functioning Process | Key to Success - NCLD

Executive Functioning Process | Key to Success - NCLD | Teaching Children With A Chronic Illness | Scoop.it
An executive function process that may be problematic for students with learning or attention difficulties is the ability to think flexibly and to shift approaches.

Via Lou Salza
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Lou Salza's curator insight, January 7, 2013 3:47 PM

"....Cognitive flexibility, or the ability to think flexibly and to shift approaches, is a critically important executive function process that may be especially problematic for students with learning and attention difficulties. Students who have difficulty shifting also struggle to cope with unexpected changes in their schedules, routines, or homework, and may be viewed by their parents and teachers as “rigid,” “stubborn,” or “single-minded.” The ability to adapt to unfamiliar or unexpected situations improves when children begin to understand their learning profiles and they are taught appropriate executive function strategies.

Why Is Flexible Thinking So Important for Academic Performance?As students advance through the grades, they are required to interpret information in more than one way and to change their approaches and strategies when needed. As the curriculum complexity intensifies, flexible thinking becomes increasingly important for some of the following reasons: 

Reading comprehension requires students to go back and forth between the major themes and supporting details and to sift and sort information as they read.Written language requires students to balance the important concepts and main ideas with the supporting details they want to communicate in their writing.Math competency involves shifting between word meanings, procedures, and operations. Science and History require students to use context clues to prioritize and focus on the most relevant information.Foreign language learning necessitates that students shift between their native language and the language they are learning.Studying and test-taking require students to go back and forth between topics or problem types that are presented in different formats..."
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iPad apps to improve your executive functioning skills

iPad apps to improve your executive functioning skills | Teaching Children With A Chronic Illness | Scoop.it

Whether you're a teacher or student, you likely are looking for ways to improve your executive functioning skills. How can you learn to organize yourself, be productive and not forget what you need to do everyday? The IPad has an array of tools to help you stay on task and remember what you need to do. In addition, the apps can be tailored to your specific needs, whether it be an agenda, folders, color coding, a reminder, a microphone built into a note taking app, or just a simple note.


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A cool Australian model on chronic disease management, done in a collaborative way!

A cool Australian model on chronic disease management, done in a collaborative way! | Teaching Children With A Chronic Illness | Scoop.it

A cool Australian model on chronic disease management, done in a collaborative way!  The challenge of chronic disease management Chronic illness is the single greatest challenge facing health care in Australia as the population ages.


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