Resources

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Parent and Administrator Resources

Difficulties with Remote Learning In Chicago

This troubling story is coming from WTTW news that shows just how hard it is to engage children in remote learning vs. in person learning.

This troubling story is coming from WTTW news that shows just how hard it is to engage children in remote learning vs. in person learning.

Fabulous Phonemes of English: A Pronunciation Guide

A great resources to listen to all the phonemes in English

A great resources to listen to all the phonemes in English

Sharing an Imagination

We tend to think imaginations are only for the young! Yet sharing an imagination is essential across the ages for having a conversation, working in a team, creating new things, reading comprehension, peer play, social networking, and more.

We tend to think imaginations are only for the young! Yet sharing an imagination is essential across the ages for having a conversation, working in a team, creating new things, reading comprehension, peer play, social networking, and more.

Size of the Problem

Math is not the only activity that requires problem solving; we’re constantly problem solving socially when communicating with others, working in groups, doing homework, self-regulating, etc. Along the way, we encounter problems of different sizes that can cause negative emotions.

Math is not the only activity that requires problem solving; we’re constantly problem solving socially when communicating with others, working in groups, doing homework, self-regulating, etc. Along the way, we encounter problems of different sizes that can cause negative emotions.

Flexible & Stuck Thinking

Flexible thinking is essential in the social world. Many things we do every day require it: interpreting what others are saying and doing, understanding humor, learning in a classroom, working with others, being an effective employee, etc.

Flexible thinking is essential in the social world. Many things we do every day require it: interpreting what others are saying and doing, understanding humor, learning in a classroom, working with others, being an effective employee, etc.

Smart Guess

Students are normally expected to figure out what they should be doing and, often, how they should do it. Social problem solving requires making educated guesses, or smart guesses, about what to do.

Students are normally expected to figure out what they should be doing and, often, how they should do it. Social problem solving requires making educated guesses, or smart guesses, about what to do.

Expected & Unexpected Behavior

Social expectations become more complex with age. Michelle Garcia Winner and explore the hidden expectations that surround us whether we are 4 years old or 40!

Social expectations become more complex with age. Michelle Garcia Winner and explore the hidden expectations that surround us whether we are 4 years old or 40!

Whole Body Listening

Whole body listening (WBL), first introduced by Susanne Poulette Truesdale (in Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1990, Vol. 21, 183-184) is a popular concept taught in schools to help students focus and actively listen with more than just their ears. WBL is essential for collaborative engagement, relationship development, and peer-based group work.

Whole body listening (WBL), first introduced by Susanne Poulette Truesdale (in Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1990, Vol. 21, 183-184) is a popular concept taught in schools to help students focus and actively listen with more than just their ears. WBL is essential for collaborative engagement, relationship development, and peer-based group work.

Body in the Group

When hanging out with peers, some of our students think they’re part of the group when in fact they’re many steps away. Where your body is relative to the group matters—it influences how others perceive you and your intentions, and ultimately their relationship with you.

When hanging out with peers, some of our students think they’re part of the group when in fact they’re many steps away. Where your body is relative to the group matters—it influences how others perceive you and your intentions, and ultimately their relationship with you.

The Group Plan

In this free webinar, Michelle Garcia Winner explores why this concept is essential to social interactions across ages and cultures, how to teach it to students, and what resources can help. The group plan is to be taught after your students understand and are using the first two concepts discussed in the webinars thoughts and feelings and thinking with your eyes.

In this free webinar, Michelle Garcia Winner explores why this concept is essential to social interactions across ages and cultures, how to teach it to students, and what resources can help. The group plan is to be taught after your students understand and are using the first two concepts discussed in the webinars thoughts and feelings and thinking with your eyes.

Thinking with Your Eyes

In the second free 90 minute webinar, Michelle Garcia Winner provides examples of how to teach thinking with your eyes across age groups, and lessons and activities to expand your teaching of this concept. She also explores how digital devices may stifle the development of social competencies and how to motivate students to use their social attention when in the presence of others.

In the second free 90 minute webinar, Michelle Garcia Winner provides examples of how to teach thinking with your eyes across age groups, and lessons and activities to expand your teaching of this concept. She also explores how digital devices may stifle the development of social competencies and how to motivate students to use their social attention when in the presence of others.

Thoughts & Feelings

Michelle Garcia Winner explains best practices for teaching thoughts and feelings with different age groups, and activities to expand your teaching of this concept.

Michelle Garcia Winner explains best practices for teaching thoughts and feelings with different age groups,  and activities to expand your teaching of this concept.

Understanding Self-Regulation: Help Your Students Learn to Help Themselves

Free 90 minute webinar to help parents, teachers, and clinicians understand self-regulation.

Free 90 minute webinar to help parents, teachers, and clinicians understand self-regulation.

Social Anxiety: Breaking It Down to Build Up Social Competencies

Anxiety and stress are normal life experiences that we should all learn to manage as part of our life skills. One specific type of anxiety is social anxiety. If you have self-awareness then you’ve experienced social anxiety. When children learn to manage their social anxiety, it can help them collaborate with others and build relationships, core essentials for college and career readiness. In this webinar, learn how to break down social anxiety and get strategies to build up social competencies.

Anxiety and stress are normal life experiences that we should all learn to manage as part of our life skills. One specific type of anxiety is social anxiety. If you have self-awareness then you’ve experienced social anxiety. When children learn to manage their social anxiety, it can help them collaborate with others and build relationships, core essentials for college and career readiness. In this webinar, learn how to break down social anxiety and get strategies to build up social competencies.

Demystifying Executive Functioning: Breaking It Down to Build Up Competencies Journeys

Gain a better understanding of executive functioning and the many ways it impacts academic performance, self-regulation, time management, and more.

Gain a better understanding of executive functioning and the many ways it impacts academic performance, self-regulation, time management, and more.

Engineering and Science Challenge Cards for Children

Dyson engineers have designed these challenges specifically for children to encourage inquisitive young minds to get excited about engineering.

Dyson engineers have designed these challenges specifically for children to encourage inquisitive young minds to get excited about engineering.

Find the Perfect Picture Book for Your Speech and Language Sessions

This resource helps SLPs and parents find books for children based on age, keywords, target sounds, and different language skills.

This resource helps SLPs and parents find books for children based on age, keywords, target sounds, and different language skills.

Engineering Activities for Kids

A BINGO-style board of engineering activities that use low-cost supplies you already have around the house

A BINGO-style board of engineering activities that use low-cost supplies you already have around the house

Ideas for Fun, Meaningful & Generally Pixel-Free At-Home Learning

40 activities that children can do at home without needing a computer/tablet.

40 activities that children can do at home without needing a computer/tablet.

Animal Research Graphic Organizer and Question Prompts

This graphic organizer and list of guiding questions will help children in their animal research.

This graphic organizer and list of guiding questions will help children in their animal research.

Movable Alphabet Printable

The moveable alphabet is a Montessori tool used to teach reading, spelling, and writing. There are multiples of each letter and each letter has its own compartment in a wooden box with vowels in blue and consonants in red.

The moveable alphabet is a Montessori tool used to teach reading, spelling, and writing. There are multiples of each letter and each letter has its own compartment in a wooden box with vowels in blue and consonants in red.

Daily Newsletter

Sign up to get a handful of engaging lesson plans organized by age group that span all subjects delivered to your inbox every day. Each newsletter will also include insights and tips collected from TED-Ed's global community of students, parents and teachers.

Sign up to get a handful of engaging lesson plans organized by age group that span all subjects delivered to your inbox every day. Each newsletter will also include insights and tips collected from TED-Ed's global community of students, parents and teachers.

Geography Games

Seterra will challenge you with quizzes about countries, capitals, flags, oceans, lakes and more!

Seterra will challenge you with quizzes about countries, capitals, flags, oceans, lakes and more!

Writing Practice Plan with Links to Tutorials

This is a great interactive plan that allows children to learn about the different types of nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs, fragment and run-on sentences, commas, and commonly confused words.

This is a great interactive plan that allows children to learn about the different types of nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs, fragment and run-on sentences, commas, and commonly confused words.

K-2 Reading Guide for Families and Caregivers

This resource lists ways for you to discuss books at home

This resource lists ways for you to discuss books at home

Interactive Stamp Game

The stamp game is used to teach basic and dynamic math operations with the pieces representing units, tens, hundreds and thousands.

The stamp game is used to teach basic and dynamic math operations with the pieces representing units, tens, hundreds and thousands.

Basic Concepts Scavenger Hunt

Practice 25 basic concepts while searching around your home or neighborhood.

Practice 25 basic concepts while searching around your home or neighborhood.

Daily Quick Write Challenge

No Red Ink posted a 2-week writing challenge for students. 15 minutes of writing for 10 days.

No Red Ink posted a 2-week writing challenge for students. 15 minutes of writing for 10 days.

Homemade Wilson Letter Board

Easily make your own Wilson Letter Board to practice at home!

Easily make your own Wilson Letter Board to practice at home!

Multiplication Practice

Multiplication tables x1 through x12 with a practice sheet

Multiplication tables x1 through x12 with a practice sheet

49 Montessori-Inspired Ideas for Indoor Activities with Your Kids

List of practical life, sensorial, gross motor, art, sewing, language, math, and science activities

List of practical life, sensorial, gross motor, art, sewing, language, math, and science activities

SLP Video Companion Freebie

A sheet with language prompts and a list of recommended videos your child can watch on YouTube

A sheet with language prompts and a list of recommended videos your child can watch on YouTube

At Home Word Lists for Articulation and Phonology for SLPs - Freebie

Articulation and Phonology Word Lists with verbal cues and level checkboxes.

Articulation and Phonology Word Lists with verbal cues and level checkboxes.

Student Interactive Plot Diagram

Use this Student Interactive Plot Diagram to have your child map out his story before he begins writing.

Use this Student Interactive Plot Diagram to have your child map out his story before he begins writing.

Editing Checklist for Self- and Peer Editing

This Editing Checklist for Self- and Peer Editing from Read, Write, Think is a great resource for students to have to check their work with peers or parents

This Editing Checklist for Self- and Peer Editing from Read, Write, Think is a great resource for students to have to check their work with peers or parents

Suggested Questions for Insurance Companies

As a courtesy to our clients, we have compiled a list of questions that you may want to ask your
insurance company if you decide to seek insurance reimbursement.

As a courtesy to our clients, we have compiled a list of questions that you may want to ask your
insurance company if you decide to seek insurance reimbursement.

Fine Motor Milestone

Fine Motor Milestones for children ages 2-6 years old

Fine Motor Milestones for children ages 2-6 years old

Speech and Language Milestones

Speech and Language Milestones for children ages 2-6 years old

Speech and Language Milestones for children ages 2-6 years old

7 Ways Audiobooks Benefit Students Who Struggle with Reading

Audiobooks allow students to hear explicit sounds of letters and letter patterns that form words. Audiobooks also help students engage in text and gain exposure to more words, ultimately improving vocabulary, comprehension and critical thinking skills.

Audiobooks allow students to hear explicit sounds of letters and letter patterns that form words. Audiobooks also help students engage in text and gain exposure to more words, ultimately improving vocabulary, comprehension and critical thinking skills.

Chrome Tools for Kids With Learning and Attention Issues

Chrome apps and extensions can be a big help for kids with learning and attention issues. (Extensions add functions to the Chrome web browser.) They can be used on Chromebooks or on any device with a Chrome browser. Explore these Chrome tools for reading, writing, and math.

Chrome apps and extensions can be a big help for kids with learning and attention issues. (Extensions add functions to the Chrome web browser.) They can be used on Chromebooks or on any device with a Chrome browser. Explore these Chrome tools for reading, writing, and math.