Steps to Using a Self Regulation Program as a ‘Whole Class’ Classroom Management Strategy PART 2

Steps to Using a Self Regulation Program as a ‘Whole Class’ Classroom Management Strategy PART 2

This is the second part in the self regulation in classroom management program that I was discussing in June, see part one here. As I mentioned in part one, I’ve been asked to implement a whole class and whole school approach to teaching self regulation.  The...
Steps to using a self regulation program as a ‘whole class’ classroom management strategy – Part 1

Steps to using a self regulation program as a ‘whole class’ classroom management strategy – Part 1

Steps to using a self regulation program as a ‘whole class’ classroom management strategy Teaching children about their emotions and how to manage them in a school environment is a complex and long range task. All children need to learn these skills, but often in a...
Teaching Students With Auditory/Hearing Difficulties

Teaching Students With Auditory/Hearing Difficulties

Written By Deb Hopper, Occupational Therapist In the classroom, you are likely to find that some of your kids may have a form hearing impairment.  Teaching students with Auditory/Hearing Difficulties can be a challenge if you have no previous experience. This article...
Award Winning Classroom Environment – Let’s Meet Amy McGarry

Award Winning Classroom Environment – Let’s Meet Amy McGarry

With Deb Hopper, Occupational Therapist Amy McGarry is an inspirational teacher at one of our local schools – the Forster Holy Name Catholic School, who has recently won an award for her amazing and innovative classroom environment. I’m also very passionate (if you...
Your Classroom Sensory Environment: Is it Time for a Painless Classroom Detox to Start the Year?

Your Classroom Sensory Environment: Is it Time for a Painless Classroom Detox to Start the Year?

Your classroom sensory environment – why bother about it? Okay, before we get into the nitty gritty, let’s take a minute to think about our favourite relaxation place. Is it On the beach? At your favourite restaurant? Curled up in bed or on the couch reading a book?...
Identifying Sensory Issues that Impact Learning in the Classroom

Identifying Sensory Issues that Impact Learning in the Classroom

Written By Deb Hopper, Occupational Therapist Sensory issues that impact learning Teaching in classrooms can be challenging, but also can be extremely rewarding. There is such a mix of students these days with learning disabilities, diagnoses including autism, ADHD,...