Today many children are “plugged-in” and do not engage in hands-on games that involve mental strategies. Games like Sorry, Trouble or even Tic-Tac-Toe are among the few that come to mind that require a child to “think” before making a move.
Last week I went to Grandview Elementary School to do a “Finger Fuantics Night” with PreSchool & Kindergarten Families. What fun we had!
Happy Thursday Blogger Friends!
What have you noticed about your students fine motor development skills? Isn’t it scary? Each year more and more students are coming to school with weak fine motor development.
Flashcards can strike fear in the hearts of both teachers and students alike, especially when the pile of “unknowns” is bigger than the pile of “knowns.” Typically, we have students practice the pile of “unknowns” because we think those are the ones that they need to focus on, but research says WRONG!
What’s all the buzz about the 8 Mathematical Practice Standards as it relates to the Math Common Core Standards?
The 21st Century learners all seems to have a bit of ADHD, sensory integration and/or are just a bit more wiggly every year! I am starting my new book “It’s time to get a WIGGLE on!”
In my career I truly feel I have misdiagnosed children with learning disabilities and I feel as a nation we have set a precedence that a child needs to “fail” enough before we will allow them special education services or an appropriate instructional match.
Welcome to my Blog! This has been on the to-do-list for some time…. so now that January 2013 is almost coming to a close I thought I better get going! I named my blog “interventions on the go” because that is exactly what we need as teachers. We are busy people and have the best intentions on intervening with all of our students but if it is not quick, easy and fun forget about it. It is my hope to make this blogspot a place to connect and inspire teachers across our nation.
Cheers to “Interventions on the Go!” and I welcome you on our journey together!