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Shifting the Professional Learning Model to Improve Teacher Retention

An extraordinary shift is upon us in the field of education. Students are accessing information and demonstrating their capacity to learn differently. They are learning and using skill sets far different from past generations to prepare for life outside of

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SXSWedu 2017: Using Data & Tech to Bring SPED up to Speed

Vote Rethink for SXSWedu’s “PanelPicker” Rethink is excited and proud to be eligible to speak at next year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) on “Using Data & Tech to Bring SPED up to Speed“.  We are honored to be in the

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A reflection on another school year and ESSA

The end of another school year is here; yearbooks are signed, progress reports are finalized, summer plans are made, and the final bell rings, marking the start of summer vacation. The activities leading up to this moment are hectic, exciting,

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Spotlight Teacher of the Month: Tracy Shellooe

Rethink teacher spotlight: Denver Public Schools

Position: Special Education Teacher District: Denver Public Schools, Colorado Walking into Tracy Shellooe’s classroom, one thing is clear, this is a space that values students, above all. A veteran Rethink user, Tracy and her team of paraprofessionals have integrated Rethink

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Webinar Recap: Promoting Social Emotional Wellness Among Transition Age Youth with ASD

Addressing the Challenges Facing Transition Age Youth with ASD Rethink recently had the amazing opportunity to host a webinar on the topic of social emotional wellness for transition age youth with ASD.  We were privileged to be joined by three

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Special Education and Its Discontents

Better training, support, and resources are key to retaining special education staff in 2016 In the world of special education, now, it seems, is the winter of our discontent. With 49 out of 50 states reporting special education teacher shortages

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New Beta Site is Live

The Rethink beta site is a place for you to test out, familiarize, and delight yourself with the elegance and ease of our new interface, launching officially on December 21st. The new interface, which you can preview via the beta

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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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