Y.A.L.E. School News

Digital Database of Learning Helps Students, Parents and Teachers

Jason James, a master teacher at Y.A.L.E. School’s Medford, Mansfield Township and Northern Burlington campus locations, has made learning and homework more accessible and more fun! He has created an online resource so parents and students can review specific lessons through video.

James has worked at Y.A.L.E School since 1999. Over time, he has built a digital database of video instruction and project-based learning. His goal was two fold: first, he wanted to help his students do homework and review lessons, by tapping into their interest in video and web-based learning. He also wanted to help his colleagues utilize project-based learning to teach math and science concepts to students with Asperger’s, high functioning autism and other social learning disabilities.

“My hope is that the site will be used by educators both inside of Y.A.L.E. School, as well as those in other settings who want to replicate some of our math and science lesson plans, or implement some of the innovative instructional strategies we have found to be successful with our students,” said James.

“We strive to share our expertise with others who are working to serve students who learn differently,” added Fred Gruber, supervisor of the Medford, Mansfield Township and Northern Burlington campus locations. “It is often difficult for teachers to get out of the classroom to observe and learn from others. This website makes it easy.”

http://theteacherresource.com

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