Today, I attended a professional development given by our learning specialists about best practices for working with students with learning differences. Even though I have studied this in college and try to read about it, it has been awhile. This session was truly informative, and I enjoyed hearing from my colleagues.
I wanted to share a website that we used to demonstrate how to understand what it feels like for some of these students. If you click on “your parent toolkit” and “through my child’s eye” you can complete a simulation of how it feels to these students. I completed a “sixth grade math” student- that was hard (and made me remember why I hate addition!) I also completed a ninth grade reading student which also became difficult. This is more relevant for the students in a foreign language class. It is one thing to have a concept explained to you, but to see it as a child does is eye opening. I recommend that everyone try these to attain a deeper understanding of difficulties that some students may have.