Month: November 2015

Sesame Street’s Ongoing Mission to Raise Social Awareness

Sesame Street’s new character with autism, Julia, is a part of a long line of Sesame Street characters who help raise social awareness amongst children by Dr. Patricia Wright I am definitely a member of the Sesame Street generation. Sharing

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Thank a Teacher this Holiday Season

The holiday season is a great time to show a teacher you care. With all of the media coverage around teacher shortages these days, especially in special education, and the high toll the demands of the job take upon teachers,

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3 Problems Facing Special Education Teachers in Today’s Schools

Retaining High Quality Special Education Teachers is Integral to Fulfilling the Promise of IDEA This month marks the 40th anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), the law guaranteeting the right for students with special needs to access a free, appropriate

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Rethink’s Dr. Patricia Wright Talks Paraprofessional Training and PD in New York City Public Schools

How Rethink has Partnered with New York City Public Schools to Provide Paraprofessionals Training and PD @piwright talks #autism and #paraprofessional training with @WNYU — Rethink (@rethinkfirst) October 28, 2015 Rethink’s Vice President of Professional Services, Dr. Patricia Wright, appeared

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Announcing the Launch of Rethink’s New Interface

Rethink’s new interface has launched! The new design promises to save you time, making teaching easier and more efficient than ever. We are excited to announce that on December 21st Rethink is launching a newly designed interface chalk full of the changes, enhancements, and

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3 Ways to Integrate Data Collection Into Employment for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

How data can support adults with developmental disabilities beyond the classroom by Angela Nelson In recent years, there’s been a real push to beef up data in special education classrooms to objectively track progress, make data-based decisions, and help to make

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Spotlight Teacher of the Month: Lisa Robinson

Position: VE Teacher District: Taylor County Lisa Robinson began using Rethink at the beginning of this school year. Already she has found the program invaluable to her teaching practice. After attending a Rethink training, she began exploring the program, watching

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Preparing School Paraprofessionals for Success

Combining Technology and Coaching Can Support School Paraprofessionals in Being More Effective in the Classroom Over the past 20 years, there has been a 123% increase in the number of paraprofessionals employed in the educational system.  School paraprofessionals are responsible

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NAEP Test Results Show Achievement Gap Between General and Special Education Students Persists

We Are No Closer to Closing the Achievement Gap for Students with Disabilities The results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the Nation’s Report Card, were released last week with disappointing results across the board. 4th

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