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The Importance of Systematic Instruction

Systematic instruction is an evidence-based method for teaching individuals with disabilities that spans more than 50 years. It incorporates the principles of applied behavior analysis and allows for educators to teach a wide range of skills, including everything from academic to functional

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Changing the Seclusion and Restraint Culture in Schools

By Dr. Patricia Wright, Vice President of Professsional Services, Rethink Ed Schools often face many challenges when it comes to responding to students who exhibit challenging behaviors. In some cases, these behaviors can pose a serious danger to one’s self

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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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New Year, New Beginnings

Getting (and staying!) organized in 2015! The start of a new year means new beginnings ­– a time to get organized and tackle new challenges. Many of us begin each year with ideas about amazing organizational systems we are going

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