Tips & Strategies

Taking the Paper and Pencil Away: Using A Multisensory Approach to Learning

By the time a student starts with us for reading and writing support, they are usually feeling defeated in their abilities. Being asked to produce work on paper every day at school can feel especially draining to students who struggle with letter formation and spelling. Every student is different in their learning strengths and needs,… Continue reading Taking the Paper and Pencil Away: Using A Multisensory Approach to Learning

Celebrations

The Best Valentine’s Day Gifts are Positive Affirmations

As educators we are always looking for ways to build our students up and instill them with confidence. One of the ways we do this is by using positive affirmations that help the kids we work with feel valued, respected, and understood. Positive affirmations are more than just feedback or saying “good job”; they are… Continue reading The Best Valentine’s Day Gifts are Positive Affirmations

Health & Wellness

“Oh the weather outside is frightful…”

Winter has arrived and with it comes the end of the school term, colds and flu, and lots of holiday stress for many people. Finding a balance between enjoying the festive season, dealing with the end-of-term busy-ness, and managing the winter blues can be difficult. To help you out, Access Learning has put together a… Continue reading “Oh the weather outside is frightful…”

Meet the Tutor

Meet the Tutor – Juliana Allin

This week the Access Learning Blog returns to our “Meet the Tutor” series. We’re turning our lens around and getting to know tutor and author of this blog, Juliana Allin. Read below to learn more about Juliana and her role with Access Learning. Introduce yourself in a few words. Hi, I’m Juliana, tutor with Access… Continue reading Meet the Tutor – Juliana Allin

Learning Resources

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s…an Aardvark?

COMMON NAME: Aardvark SCIENTIFIC NAME: Orycteropus afer TYPE: Mammals DIET: Carnivores AVERAGE LIFESPAN IN CAPTIVITY: 23 years SIZE: Head and body, 43 to 53 in; tail, 21 to 26 in WEIGHT: 110 to 180 lbs (source) No, this isn’t the start of a science unit studying the habits and life cycle of the strange, insect-eating… Continue reading It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s…an Aardvark?