The road to learning

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Best Classroom Practice
Routines are a large part of my classroom practice. Working with students with learning disabilities, routines teach them how to best navigate the classroom and support those with executive functioning difficulties. Kids who face processing challenges, rely on the predictability of the routines to encounter success in the classroom.

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Consistency
Today routines take on another meaning. For myself, coming into the cozy halls of my school, brings me comfort and solace at such a difficult times. This morning, routines brought me the same reassurance that I daily hope to provide for my students in its consistency.

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Planning
Now in planning my day, did I plan the same activities as I normally would? It was shades of normal, with some adjustments for the time. The writing prompt involved a funny picture of a dog with it’s tongue in the snow. Reading practice will involve their favorite “brain game”…

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About Sharon LePage Plante

Sharon Plante, an educator with 20 years teaching experience in special education, has been an educator at Eagle Hill-Southport for over eleven years, as well as currently serving as Director of Technology. She utilizes her educational training and love of technology to engage students with learning disabilities in building their skills and finding success. Sharon is the co-author of Using Technology to Engage Students with Learning Disabilities. She was awarded the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award from George Mason University College of Education and Human Development. She has presented at Everyone Reading, EdRev, Edscape, ATIA (Assistive Technology Industry Association), and New York Chapter of ALTA (Academic Language Trainers Association), as well as at several EdCamps, on using technology to empower the dyslexic learner. Sharon is the 2015-2017 chair of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools Commission on Technology. Additionally, she hosts a podcast for Bam Radio Network on Learning Differently bringing together the voices of those working in the many aspects of special education. Sharon is a co-founder of #edtechchat, and co-organizer of EdCampSWCT.
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