Kait Hager

20 Flips | 3 Magazines | 2 Likes | @KaitHager | A Special Education teacher who never stops to read the news.

Special Education Resources for Massachusetts Parents

Feb 18<br>2015<p>Massachusetts parents of children with learning disabilities can find special education resources through their local public school …

Education

Preparing Effective Teachers

<i>By Nicole Thorpe</i><p>Like so many teachers, when I first entered the classroom, I believed that I would be effective. Then I met Mohammed, and Jose, and Efrain. Mohammed was defiant. He refused to do work, disrupting the learning of my other students. Most days, Jose hid under his desk. Efrain turned …

Tale of Two Types of Teachers

Tale of Two Types of Teachers: One Brings Forth Transformational Resiliency, the Other Threatens Students Success-Time to Choose!<p>My dear fellow …

Teaching consent to youngsters makes sense: Keenan | The Star

I can think of few things that should be less controversial than teaching young children the concept of consent.<p>We talk about consent in my house all …

Curriculum Development

True Or False? Free And Reduced-Price Lunch = Poor

In the education world, you see this phrase all the time: "free and reduced-price lunch." <i>What's the percentage at a given school?</i> <i>In a given district or state?</i><p>It's not necessarily out of concern about who's getting fed. Instead, it's most often used to talk about concentrations of poverty and how …

Education

This Police Dept. is Doing Something Great for People With Autism

The Coral Gables, Florida police department is encouraging people with autism in their community to obtain a Wallet Card, a tool that will foster …

Autism

The Difference Between Differentiation And Personalized Learning

<b>The Difference Between Differentiation And Personalized Learning</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>The difference between differentiation, personalized learning, …

Personalized Learning

Common Core Controversy: PARCC Test Underscores Dangers Of Standardization

Even though the Common Core State Standards Initiative was meant to strengthen the U.S. education system by ensuring “all students graduate from high school with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in college, career, and life, regardless of where they live,” sadly, it appears to be …

Education

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Why Am I Seeing This?<p>A 404 error means that the requested file cannot be found. This can be due to an incorrect URL, a misnamed file, an improper …

By Dimming Its Lights, Museum Opens Doors For Kids With Autism

On a Saturday at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle, Wash., life-size robotic dinosaurs roar. A giant video monitor shows a person sneezing as a spray of mist shoots down from the ceiling. Nearby, naked mole rats scurry blindly through a maze of tunnels.<p>And since it's all mud and rain outside, …

Autism

Pro-vaccination messages can push anti-vaxxers further away, study says

As of now, there are 88 confirmed cases of measles - most of them in California, with some in Arizona, Utah, Washington, Colorado, Oregon and even …

Public Health

Measles Can Kill, And It's Spreading. Sue Parents Who Didn't Vaccinate? Absolutely.

I heard it over dinner at a friend’s house. I talked about it on a call with a scientist. I discussed it while waiting for public health officials to issue an update on the measles outbreak.<p>The same murmured question, the same growing fear.<p>What happens if a child dies because some parents decided …

Public Health

'Look at Me app' helps kids with autism practice social skills through and android game

Samsung App for Autistic Kids Improves Eye Contact and Emotion Identification<p>Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>Before you start filling up your …

Autism Genes Vary, Even in Affected Siblings, Study Finds

Title: Autism Genes Vary, Even in Affected Siblings, Study Finds<br>Category: Health News<br>Created: 1/26/2015 12:00:00 AM<br>Last Editorial Review: 1/27/2015 …

Genes