How Changing Your Classroom Environment Can Increase Learning and Make Classroom Management Easier

How Changing Your Classroom Environment Can Increase Learning and Make Classroom Management Easier

Changing Classroom Environment for Easier Classroom Management As a practising educator, it is good practice to reflect on your classroom environment on a regular basis to increase learning and to make classroom management easier.  It can be so easy to set your...
SPD and Anxiety – How Do Symptoms Look Similar (and Different) in Classrooms

SPD and Anxiety – How Do Symptoms Look Similar (and Different) in Classrooms

SPD (Sensory Processing Disorder) and anxiety have many similarities and to the untrained eye, it can be difficult to differentiate between the two.  As a professional, how can you recognise the similarities (and differences) of SPD and anxiety in classrooms? A 2009...
Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and Anxiety – How are they similar and different ?

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and Anxiety – How are they similar and different ?

Written By Deb Hopper, Occupational Therapist Does your child (or the children you work with) have Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)? Does your child (or the children you work with) have anxiety? How do you know where a child’s SPD and anxiety begin and end?...
What is SPD and How to Identify in the Classroom?

What is SPD and How to Identify in the Classroom?

Written By Deb Hopper, Occupational Therapist Let’s take a closer look at what SPD is and find out ways to identify it in the classroom environment. As professional educators, it is important to know about any sensory issues that may challenge our pupils. ...
How Do Fidget Toys Help Kids Learn and Manage Anxiety?

How Do Fidget Toys Help Kids Learn and Manage Anxiety?

What are fidget toys? How do the different shapes of fidget toys help kids learn and manage anxiety? Are fidget toys effective tools or classroom distractions? There are a lot of claims that fidgets toys have been very useful tools in improving concentration and focus...