Resources

These resources were created and/or collected by Outreach staff to assist you in better understanding how to teach students with LBLD.

  • Adjust to risk with leadership solutions as a businessman with extremely stretched out arms for better balance walking on a tight rope to succeed at the road ahead as a business concept of adapting to challenges for strategy success.

    Learning Resilience

    Looking at several extensive studies, Maria Kinnikova of the New Yorker, explores the idea that resilience in not an inherent trait, but that it can be taught. The studies that are outlined determined that traumatic events do not necessarily have the power to drive our ability to be resilient, but it is our response and outlook

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    Teaching Speaking and Listening Skills

    Watch effective communication skills in action with this video from Edutopia. The video features School 21 in London, England, where oration, or speaking and listening skills, are a key focus of student learning. The video also outlines some of the strategies the school uses to support the different types of discussion and listening skills.  

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  • A stick doodle of people wondering, wishing and thinking

    Doodling and Memory

    Learn about the connection between doodling and memory from KQED Mind/Shift. This article explores the powerful connection between visual and auditory learning. In addition, it examines the idea that if students have the opportunity draw out the concepts they are learning during a class discussion or lecture, they can make a more permanent connection with the

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    Accessible Technology Across Grade Levels

    How to Choose Technology With a variety of technology options available for classroom use, it can be difficult to know what to choose and when to incorporate it. Joy Zabala’s SETT Frameworks provide helpful documents to aid teachers in determining if a technology is appropriate, as well as help them to consider which skills the

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  • Young boy with a thought bubble and an apple on his desk

    Metacognition and Self-Awareness

    This LD@school resource explains the importance of teaching metacognitive strategies to students with learning disabilities. Teaching students to think about their own thinking strengthens their understanding of how they learn, which can lead to greater ownership of the learning process. The page also includes a compiled list of strategies and templates to promote metacognition.

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  • A cartoon drawing of children reading in the ocean. There is a child swimming and another one in a boat.

    Reading Comprehension Anchor Charts

    We Are Teachers presents 21 ideas for anchor charts to support reading comprehension. The charts range from self-monitoring checklists to tips for recognizing different types of text structures.

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    The Center for Research and Reform in Education

    Through Johns Hopkins University’s school of education, the The Center for Research and Reform in Education has created this website for the analysis of educational research and policy. The site features links to resources that evaluate and report on programs, evidence based advice, news, policy, and innovations.

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    Teachers as “Adaptive Experts”

    This insightful KQED Mind/Shift article challenges idea of the fail-proof teaching strategy. It argues that reflecting on how something didn’t work is as important as examining and understanding how a particular strategy should work. The article also asserts that teachers should become “Adaptive Experts,” meaning that they should look at the research and available strategies, then adapt

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  • Growth Mindset and Math

    Edify for WBUR visited Boston area school teachers who use the principles of growth mindset to teach math.  The teachers who were interviewed also highlighted that it is not effective to simply telling students to keep trying; their teaching style and classroom environment must also support the idea of mathematical process and have a focus

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Accessible Technology Across Grade Levels

View a variety of technology options available for classroom use and some helpful guidelines for how and when to incorporate them.