Powell Elementary School in Raleigh, NC hosted a Schools Attuned course this summer. Sixteen of their faculty and both of their administrators attended. They had a great opportunity to spend time together planning how they wanted to use what they were learning during the upcoming school year. Now that September has arrived, they are hard at work implementing those plans. One of the things they are doing is sharing some of the neurodevelopmental content with non-trained faculty and parents. Each month they are going to share one of the constructs, written in day-to-day English. They started with:
What is Temporal-Sequential Ordering? It is the ability to understand, remember and produce information that exists in a meaningful order and keeping track of time. It is…
Understanding a sequence (identifying rhythm in songs or poems, instructions for activities)
Remembering the order of steps, events, or other sequences (how to multiple or divide fractions, tying shoelaces)
Creating products in which the content is arranged in the optimal order (telling a story, performing tasks in logical steps)
Using time efficiently (planning a long-term project, coping with class transitions)
Using serial order to solve problems (understanding the water cycle, using inductive/deductive reasoning)
Powell Elementary is also using Schools Attuned in their Student Support Team meetings. They have already asked to host another course next summer to get the rest of their faculty trained in the content so that they can continue to weave their new knowledge throughout their school.