Techniques to Enhance Learning

Participate & Communicate

To improve social, emotional, cognitive, and communication skills…

Encourage Activities, which involve…

  • Puppets
  • Role Play
  • Collaborative Storytelling

Prompt Communicate – avoid closed “yes” and “no” questions.

  • If I had a superpower, I wish it was…
  • Sharing and questioning.
  • One thing I learned today…
  • One mistake I made today was…
  • I would like to learn to…
  • One thing that made me laugh today…
  • One goal I worked toward or achieved today…
  • One thing someone did for me that was really nice.
  • What did you like about…

Stimulate Curiosity by thinking out loud, and/or asking the individual to complete the following…

  • I Wonder…
  • Why do you think…
  • What do you think…
  • Where do you think…
  • What do you imagine is the reason…

To improve fine and gross motor (and build self esteem)

  • puzzles
  • cooking
  • cleaning
  • sorting (silverware, socks, junk drawers, toys)
  • writing (or drawing) a shopping list
  • laundry
  • setting the table
  • going up and down stairs
  • pushing a grocery cart or stroller
  • carrying groceries
  • bike riding
  • hiking
  • climbing trees

Books, Books, and More Books…

Don’t forget to visit The New York Public Library of course!  They have great tools online, like Bookflix (see suggestions under Practice – Appropriate Use of Technology).

Supplies

Dollar store – art supplies, puzzles, organizers…you name it.

Barclay School Supplies
166 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 – Phone 718-875-2424
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Find more information related to specific concepts and skills on the links below.

It’s Elementary!

Lessons Learned

Secret Weapons 

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