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Edmark Reading Program
Widely regarded as the "one that works," the Edmark Reading Program has long helped students who need an alternative to phonics.
The key to this success is the program’s use of a carefully sequenced, highly repetitive word recognition method combined with errorless learning. This approach eliminates incorrect responses and helps students view themselves as readers.
The Edmark Reading Program ensures success to students of all ages who have not yet mastered beginning reading.
Edmark Reading Program - Click HERE to Read/Download Flyer
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The Incredible Years® is a series of interlocking, evidence-based programmes for parents, children and teachers, supported by over 30 years of research. The goal is to prevent and treat young children's behaviour problems and promote their social, emotional and academic competence. The programmes are used worldwide in schools and mental health centres and have been shown to work across cultures and socioeconomic groups. More information on The Incredible Years can be found on the following Youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheIncredibleYears
Click on the 'Incredible Years' logo above to go to the Incredible Years website.
Incredible Years products are available from Outside The Box. Click on the Incredible Teachers book below and you will find information on this and all other IY products sold by OTB in Ireland.
Incredible Teachers €44.95
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What is Weaving Well-Being?
Weaving Well-Being is the first Irish designed positive mental health programme of its kind which aims to enhance well-being in children aged from 8-12 years within the framework of the SPHE curriculum.
This affordable Positive Education programme consists of 10 lessons for each class level and is grounded in evidence based interventions from the rapidly expanding field of Positive Psychology. Positive Psychology is the science of well-being.
It is underpinned by the concept that a state of well-being is not simply the absence of the negative, but the presence of the positive.
The Weaving Well-Being programme gives children the opportunity to weave positivity into their daily lives through a range of activities in a variety of areas.
These areas include identifying and using their authentic character strengths, boosting positive emotions, developing and nurturing positive relationships and connections, building practical resilience skills (including mindfulness) and developing self-efficacy through empowering beliefs.
The lessons are designed to be implemented within the framework of the SPHE curriculum. Each lesson plan includes the relevant strands and strand units for ease of planning.
I was astonished by how teacher friendly every piece of material was. The creative PowerPoints are engaging, colourful and simple to follow. The teacher’s manual was well laid out, full of information, yet easy to follow and bursting with additional ideas and extension activities. The children took great pride in their workbooks and loved completing each activity. Homework tasks allowed for discussion with parents and gave the children a platform to talk openly about concerns, difficulties and above all happy moments. - Teacher
Such a positive programme which has had a very positive impact on my child. Fun and interesting. I also benefitted from it as a parent. - Parent
I loved learning about it. It helps me calm down faster and makes me happy more often.- Child
Overview of Weaving Well-Being: Click HERE to view all the Weaving Well-Being Videos shot on location in schools in Ireland.
Framework of Weaving Well-Being:
The chart below shows the main topics included in the full programme from second to sixth class.
Each class level has a Teacher Resource Book and a Pupil Book. The Teacher Resource Book contains background information, lesson plans, supplementary activities and a PowerPoint presentation for each lesson. The supplementary activities provide a wealth of opportunities for each concept to be embedded in the classroom and the whole school culture. Teachers are also provided with the opportunity to enhance their own well-being through various interventions and activities. The Pupil Book for each level builds into a highly individual and personal resource for the child’s future use. The programme is child-centred, practical and is designed to be easy to deliver in any classroom setting. Click on a cover below for more information on that title or go to the following link to order free samples of the Student Workbooks (restricted to Irish schools).
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The Hanen Centre is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to building the best possible language, literacy and social skills in young children. This includes children who have or are at risk for language delays, those with developmental challenges such as autism, and those who are developing typically.
Based on exhaustive research in early childhood language development and intervention, Hanen resources are designed specifically for the most important people in a child’s life – their parents, caregivers and educators – to help them build communication naturally throughout the day. Speech & Language Therapists, Teachers and other professionals around the world incorporate Hanen resources into their work to help parents play a leading role in their child’s early language and literacy development.
To learn more about Hanen programs and resources please visit The Hanen Centre website by clicking HERE
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