SIM encompasses more than 30 Learning Strategies that target specific learning difficulties—from identifying words in text to completing high-quality assignments on time—that impede your students’ literacy achievements. You can teach your students strategies that will help them to learn and perform independently.
Our Content Enhancement Routines are empowering in helping you to think deeply about the importance of your critical course content and teach it in ways that engage all students. Routines are practical tools that support your planning and teaching, regardless of your content specialty. They help low-achieving students improve their performance and challenge high-achieving students to stretch their academic muscles.
SIM Learning Strategies and Content Enhancement Routines are proven to help students build the literacy skills they need to perform well on state assessments and other important measures of achievement. In addition, you and your students can use the strategies and routines to respond successfully to the challenges presented by a district’s adoption of the Common Core State Standards.
- When Stephen Hanson was a teenager, SIM Learning Strategies transformed his life. As an adult, Hanson teaches strategies to students in the same middle school he once attended.
- AP Calculus students at Riverbank High School in California like the Framing Routine for the organization it brings to their notes and for the way it helps them grasp difficult concepts in class.
- Until she was introduced to SIM, a Virginia teacher thought that all she had to offer students were short-term fixes. Now, she feels empowered, confident, and more accomplished, and her students are models of the long-term benefits associated with SIM