Category: Spec Ed

How to study for Math Exams

As the semester progresses: Do your homework when it is assigned. If there is no homework, assign some to yourself. Check with the teacher the next day if there are questions you do not understand or cannot answer. Try talking to yourself as you do the questions, prompting yourself for what action comes next. Attend […]

How to study for History Exams

As the semester progresses: Review notes taken daily. Make sure you understand the concepts or techniques. When no homework has been assigned, take the opportunity to review material as much as possible. Make summary notes, charts, and graphs based on the textbook using headings, subheadings and details. Make sure your notebook is complete. Compare your notebook […]

How to study for Geography Exams

As the semester progresses: Review notes taken daily. Make sure you understand the concepts or techniques. When no homework has been assigned, take the opportunity to review material as much as possible. Make sure your table of contents is complete. Compare your table of contents with another student, and complete what is missing. Make sure your […]

How to study for English Exams

As the semester progresses: For each major work you may want to organize your notes according to the following suggested patterns: – Plot: what is the major conflict? How is it developed? What are the minor conflicts? – Literary Devices: what devices of plot has the author used? For what purpose? – Setting and Mood: what […]

How to study for Business Exams

As the semester progresses: Review notes taken daily. Make sure you understand the concepts or techniques. When no homework has been assigned, take the opportunity to review material as much as possible. Make summary notes for each section of work, eg, advertising, social implications of computers, etc. In courses such as Accounting, Data Processing and […]

Attention Parents of Students with Special Needs

Planned Lifetime Networks is hosting sessions for parents of students with special needs in Cambridge on April 7, 11, and 28. Topics include Hensen Trust wills and Ontario Disability Support Programs.  The flyers below include a description and location for each session, as well as the registration information.   PLNFlyerFuturePlanningApril7.28 PLNFlyerFuturePlanningApril11

Apps for Education

There are many tools students can use to keep themselves organized, current with course material and even healthy. What follows is not an exhaustive list – just a few suggestions. Some run in iOS, some in Android, and some in both. All are free! Study Guides a) Study Blue  iOS access flashcards, notes, and study […]

To Praise or Not to Praise — Encouraging Your Child

Most parents praise their child, thinking that they are encouraging their child to be a better student.  Research is revealing that is has the opposite effect: It can cause the child to stop trying (because they feel they cannot live up to their parents’ praise) or to not function without adult input (they feel they […]

Types of Tests and Tips for Success

What’s Going to be on the Test?  You know, that’s a really good question, and one you should ask your teachers. You might not get the precise answer you are hoping for, but they should be able to tell you two things: what the overall topics will be and what kind of test structure they […]

Income Tax and Learning Disabilities

Did you know that you may be eligible for tax benefits if you have a child with a learning disability? According to TurboTax, (http://turbotax.intuit.ca/tax-resources/disability-tax-credit.jsp) persons with disabilities and their care givers may be eligible to receive help with the added expenses. Your first step is to check with Canada Revenue Agency, (http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/menu-eng.html) for information about […]

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