Resources

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

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    Evaluating the Social Emotional Learning Approach

    Why Teach Social Emotional Learning Skills? Research suggests that Social Emotional Learning skills (self-awareness, self-management, relationship skills, social awareness, and responsible decision making) are a core component of student success. Learning is a social process, and schools are often the hub of students’ social interactions. If student progress is hampered by emotions, then learning cannot

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  • Making Math Instruction “Stickier”

    Strategies for a More Thorough Engagement with Mathematical Vocabulary and Procedures by Dan Grimm In his book The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell coins the phrase “The Stickiness Factor.” Described as the ability to incite sustained attention, Gladwell posits this as a key element in any item’s ability to find a foothold in popular culture. As an

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  • Fostering Teacher Growth Mindset

    Understand what schools fostering a  teacher growth mindset looks like.  The Shanker Institute highlights high performing schools that not only support their student’s growth but also their faculty’s and outlines the common attributes that these schools share in supporting their teachers.

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    The Myth of Learning Styles

    Read this insightful article on the myth of learning styles. Education Week’s Keith Lambert, Education World Associate Contributing Editor, wrote a response to the letter many prominent psychologists and neuroscience professors penned to The Guardian. Lambert doesn’t contradict the content of the letter, but instead examines the evidence and makes suggestions about how educators can refocus their energies to help students

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  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and the Role of Accessible Technology

    What is Universal Design for Learning?  Universal Design for Learning (UDL) encompasses three brain networks, providing insight and strategies to allow all students the opportunity to access academic curriculum. The three brain networks are as follows: Recognition Network: The WHAT of learning. This relates to the need to present material in multiple formats. With differing representations

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  • Reader’s Theater

    Learn new ways to use reader’s theater. Reading Rockets outlines the how and why behind using reader’s theater and incorporates ideas for teachers to use the strategy in many different content areas.

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  • Emotional Regulation Strategies

    Learn emotional regulation strategies to help students with ADHD. Lori Desautels recounts her experiences working with students who have ADHD and outlines strategies that she has used to help them regulate their emotions throughout the school day.

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  • New UDL Guidelines Website

    Explore the new UDL guidelines website. The guidelines themselves have not been altered, but the website has been redesigned with more resources and updated research to make them more interactive.

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  • Digital Reading Strategies

    Understand digital reading strategies. KQED and Mindshift explore how to make digital reading more effective for students. Research suggests that reading on paper provides a more in-depth understanding of material, but studies also show that digital reading is here to stay. Devin Hess of the UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project outlines ways to adapt current

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Social Emotional Learning: Relationship Skills

Given the receptive and expressive difficulties experienced by many students with language-based learning differences, relationship skills can be complex to learn, develop, and practice.