What are some of the first things we watch for when children are learning how to read? Some people may think “learning the alphabet” or “learning letter sounds”. Yes, teachers put a lot of emphasis here; however, various other skills are mastered prior to alphabetic knowledge. This reading pointer craft will help encourage and motivate… Read More Reading Pointer – A Simple Way to Build Motivation and Pre-Reading Skills for Early Readers.
Recently, I have seen more focus on yoga and meditation in early childhood and primary classrooms. Some people hear that and think it’s a joke – “my kid(s) can’t sit still that long?”, or “They don’t have the ability to calm themselves and control their body like that!” Does this sound absurd to you… Read More How to Use Yoga to Meet Gross Motor Standards & Explore New Concepts in the Classroom
When working with children who have hearing loss you will discover there is a variety of communication modality options – Sign Language (American Sign Language OR English Sign Language), Auditory-Oral, Auditory-Verbal, Total Communication, etc. We will be expanding more on these options in the future, but for now I would like to highlight one modality… Read More Babies and Sign Language – A Wonderful Combination
First let’s begin with the beginning. It has become largely known that when a baby is born a hearing screening is beneficial in detecting a hearing loss as early as possible. Every state in the U.S. has created a program designed for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EDHI) in hopes to support children and their… Read More Early Intervention- The Basics
What exactly does a Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing do? Find out the basics here. … Read More What does a Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Do?
Background noise in a classroom can come from a variety of sources. Maybe the door is open and there are loud activities occurring in the hallway, children on the playground laughing and hollering and having fun right next to the window. The dinosaur age air conditioning/heating unit kicks on in the back corner of the room.… Read More 5 Tips to Improve Classroom Acoustics