Monday, October 29, 2018

quote of the day



-- Quote of the Day --




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"We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. 

But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday's burden over again today, 

...and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it." 


~ John Newton





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Friday, October 26, 2018

recommended resources


-- Recommended Resources -- 


Yep - time for a set of 3 recommended resources for you to check out when you get a chance. Feel free to share those resources (or the link to this blog). Today's theme evolves around "wildlife".


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Sea Turtle Conservancy: This charity has worked since 1959 to protect sea turtles via research, habitat protection, public education, community outreach and advocacy. They see turtles as the "canary in the gold mine" since they are key indicators of the health of the environment.
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WildAid: WildAid's mission is to end the illegal wildlife trade by reducing demand on the consumer end. The group's campaigns work to protect sharks, tigers, elephants, rhinos and marine animals from poaching and illegal trade.
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Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, founded in 1889 (UK) protects millions of bird species in the UK, owns 200 nature reserves and more.


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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Tips on How to Teach Music to Children With Dyslexia


Tips on How to Teach Music to Children With Dyslexia 



It is very important to make it clear at the start that dyslexia is not the result of low intelligence, although it is possible for someone of low intelligence also to be dyslexic. A teacher may be totally baffled by the child who does not respond to teaching methods that are successful for most of her other pupils, especially as there is no obvious reason for the pupil's lack of progress.

At the outset, it is important to begin with a subject that encourages a pupil's confidence. For example, during the first lesson why not spend some time getting to know each other and to find out what fires their imagination.

Aural tests can be given in every lesson, although the teacher can test the pupil without him even realising it. For example, when he plays a piece of music, the teacher can stop him midway and ask him to sing the last note or clap in time to the last bar.

Dyslexic pupils constantly lose their place whilst playing, either missing out whole chunks of the music, or reading the same passage twice. It can be very helpful to the dyslexic pupil if the teacher writes on the music, marking it with arrows, numbers or any sign or symbol that may be of interest to him.

We all like and appreciate praise, but we do not all necessarily need it. Pupils suffering with dyslexia do need praise. A dyslexic pupil often suffers such low esteem that simply saying "well done!" can make a difference to how he feels about himself. If his confidence improves, so may his ability.

Whatever the pupil's attitude, remember that the teacher has a vital role to play in his fight against dyslexia, and that our commitment to his progress will hopefully help him to progress satisfactorily.

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Quote of the day



-- Quote of the Day --




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"We undervalue, I think, 

the courage of simple, everyday civility. 

What do we know of another person's day,

of their worries and anxieties,

 of how deep into their innermost resources 

they had to reach for

 that gracious smile,

 that pleasant hello". 


~ Robert Braul





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