S.M.A.R.T.: Some photos to share

Just uploaded the photos I took yesterday. Unfortunatley, since the students hadn't turned in their release forms for the summer session yet I wasn't allowed to take pictures of the children doing the activities. This shows some of the equipment though at least, better than nothing.

By | 2005-06-24T05:00:08+00:00 June 24th, 2005|S.M.A.R.T.|Comments Off on S.M.A.R.T.: Some photos to share

Podcast: Feeling not so S.MA.R.T.

Well, this started off as notes, which of course became a blog entry, but I realized that it really warranted a podcast as well. There aren't really show notes, there's basically an accompanying blog entry instead. If you read or listen to one, you don't necessarily need to check out the other, there's a lot [...]

By | 2005-06-23T14:08:11+00:00 June 23rd, 2005|S.M.A.R.T., Teach42 Podcasts|2 Comments

S.M.A.R.T.: Montessori and sales pitches

A thought just occurred to me. It is incredible just how similar this program is to Montessori! The S.M.A.R.T. program has an incredible amount of maniuplaitves that are used in very specific ways. It’s never just practicing scissors, it’s using scissors to cut out rainbows from right to left. It’s a set of clothespins to [...]

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S.M.A.R.T.: Call me a cautious convert

After a few observations, we’re back in the classroom again. This time we’re learning how to actually take the S.M.A.R.T program and put it into the classroom setting. I’ve just had a spirited conversation with Charlotte. The more I discuss it, the more value I see to the program. I don’t believe that it will [...]

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S.M.A.R.T.: My brain reduced to a bar graph

Buenos Dias, top of the morning! Welcome to my notes from day three of the S.M.A.R.T. workshop. After a very restless night (some BBQ from the previous evening didn’t quite agree with me), Charlotte and I got up just a little early today to meet Becky at the EEG lab. The morning sessions of the [...]

By | 2005-06-24T05:02:44+00:00 June 23rd, 2005|S.M.A.R.T.|3 Comments

S.M.A.R.T.: Pink Floyd and a Lava Lamp

Did a quick session where we tried out the AVE (Audio-Visual Entrainment) for 15 minutes. The AVE is basically a set of glasses with a bunch of blinking white lights. The other piece of it is a set of headphones playing relaxing music that also has a distinct rhythmic pattern in both ears, almost like [...]

By | 2005-06-23T13:26:11+00:00 June 23rd, 2005|S.M.A.R.T.|1 Comment

S.M.A.R.T.: Seeing is believing

We’re on the vision section of the workshop right now and I missed a bit of the beginning due to the last entry. However, it did tie in to what I was writing. The presenter was talking about the difference between sight and vision. Sight is whether you need glasses or not, your physical ability [...]

By | 2005-06-23T13:24:39+00:00 June 23rd, 2005|S.M.A.R.T.|Comments Off on S.M.A.R.T.: Seeing is believing

S.M.A.R.T.: Hemisphere Specific Auditory Stimulation

Can you think of a more catchy title than that? Sounds like this next session is going be introducing activities to target individual auditory systems. Here we go! Auditory processing refers to the skills we use to interpret and organize auditory stimulus that we hear. Typically developed between 7-8 years of age. Auditory processing disorder [...]

By | 2005-06-23T13:24:02+00:00 June 23rd, 2005|S.M.A.R.T.|3 Comments

S.M.A.R.T.: Can you Hear me now?

We’re on the Auditory system right now and we started off with an appropriate example. Loud music playing, the teacher welcoming students back from recess, telling them to take out a worksheet, explaining what their homework is going to be and so on. Easy to see how overwhelming it can be. Anatomy 101: The Ear. [...]

By | 2005-06-23T13:22:33+00:00 June 23rd, 2005|S.M.A.R.T.|Comments Off on S.M.A.R.T.: Can you Hear me now?