D. Cross


Email:dcross@flbsd.mb.ca

Information about learning styles and Multiple Intelligence (MI) is helpful for everyone especially for people with learning disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorder. Knowing your learning style will help you develop coping strategies to compensate for your weaknesses and capitalize on your strengths. This page provides an explanation of what learning styles and multiple intelligence are all about, an interactive assessment of your learning style/MI, and practical tips to make your learning style work for you.

Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or the same way.
— George Evans

Knowing that most educators welcome practical knowledge and tools that they can use, Leslie E. Packer, PhD created a site to help educators learn about neurobehavioral disorders — the “hidden” disabilities that can impair a student’s academic, behavioral, and social-emotional functioning and that can occasionally create chaos in your classroom. SchoolBehavior.com offers an insight into may different disorders as well as behaviors that many students in our school face.  Just click the following headings to get to new page.

Disorders
Learn about neurological disorders and find helpful tips for accommodations and strategies for students with: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, anxiety disorders, tics and Tourette’s Syndrome, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Nonverbal Learning Disability, Asperger’s Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, sleep disorders, “rage attacks” or “storms,” Sensory Processing Disorder, and Executive Dysfunction. You’ll find plenty of free handouts that you can download and take with you.

Behavior
In this section of this site, you’ll find a general discussion of how to think about behavior in the classroom. Many teachers ask me, “How can I tell if what the student is doing represents a symptom or a behavior?”  In this section, you’ll find my answer, and then go to the next step of “OK, so even if it is a symptom, what do I do about it?”

Miscellaneous Topics
A potpourri of articles and materials for educators, including a file on accommodating medication side effects in the classroom, some articles on bullying, pitfalls in parent-teacher collaboration, a bibliography of children’s literature on disabilities, and much more!

Children See. Children Do.
Very powerful ad campaign that ran in Australia (http://www.childfriendlyaustralia.org.au/) a couple of years ago. It shows how we should all be accountable for what children are being exposed to. The video challenges us to examine our values and how children view us through their own eyes. The next generation will base who they are on what we tell them. The future depends on a healthy support system and positive role models.

 

I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand.
— Chinese Proverb