Tag: special education

Rethinking the Silo Mentality in Special Education

How a More Holistic Approach to Education Can Create Opportunities for Blending and Braiding Funds As a condition for receiving access to federal funds, districts have recently been required to submit increasing amounts of data and evidence on how the

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Best Practices to Motivate Student Learning

How Reinforcement Strategies Can Motivate Student Learning and Improve Outcomes Discovering what will motivate your students to learn is the first step in making real gains in student achievement. Investing real time and effort at the beginning of the school

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3 Tips for Building an Effective Classroom Team with Your Paraprofessional Staff

How to engage your paras in building an effective classroom team Building a collaborative classroom team with your paraprofessional staff is some of the most challenging and valuable work you can engage in as a special education teacher.  Unlike other educators,

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TCASE Interactive 2015 at a Glance

The Texas Council of Administrators of Special Education’s (TCASE) semi-annual conference kickoffs today, July 14th, in Austin, Texas. TCASE is a 3 day special education conference in Texas and a wonderful opportunity to connect with our customers and learn how

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Spotlight Teachers: Dmitry Libman and Kara O’Donnell

School District: Yonkers Public Schools Positions:  Physical and Occupational Therapists, respectively At the beginning of the 2014/15 school year the Autism Program for high school-aged students in Yonkers Public Schools moved to Roosevelt High School, situated in a more urban

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Putting a Stop-block on the Summer Slide

3 tips for how teachers can support students in avoiding the summer slide The Summer Slide is a familiar conundrum for all educators. The term refers to the learning loss many students experience over the summer break. Research done in 1996

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Early Intervention and Beyond: Top 5 Tips for Teaching a Child with Autism

About this FREE Webinar Early intervention can be crucial in helping children with autism be successful in school and in life, but effective intervention can begin at any age. Teaching a child with autism can be easier than you think

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Inclusion: Making it Work

By: Meredith Ouimette                                                            What is inclusion? According to the Council for Exceptional Children, “all children, youth, and young adults with disabilities are entitled to a free and appropriate education and/or services that lead to an adult life characterized by

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Spotlight Teacher of the Month: Shawn Briggs

School District: Norfolk Public Schools, Norfolk, VA Classroom: Maury High School, Autism Inclusion Program Position: Special Education Teacher When Shawn Briggs started using Rethink in her classroom 2 years ago, many of her students required individualized lessons in the areas

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What’s the Big Deal About Data?

by Angela Pagliaro Data. Data. Data. It’s all you hear about but do you actually know how it helps? You can collect all the data in the world but if you aren’t interpreting it correctly, there’s an issue. Discover the

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