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'I Thought My Son Would Never Have Friends': One Mom's Honesty About the Loneliness of Raising a Child With an Intellectual Disability

Candi Carter, the executive producer of The View, shares the loneliness of raising a child with an intellectual disability—and the incredible nonprofit that gave her hope.<p>Five years ago, my son and I were in the grocery store when three boys ran up to us. “Hey! It’s Emerson!” one said. “Hi, …

Autism

6 Study Strategies for Kinesthetic Learners

Kinesthetic Learning is one of the three different learning styles recognized and explained by Neil D. Fleming in the <b>VAK model</b> of learning. In a …

Education Technology

Text Recording Sheet

Do your students remember the details of what they read from one book to the next? This is a skill my students struggle with. So in order to help …

SAS Curriculum Pathways Introduces A Ton Of New Free Activities

The new exercises are for just about every subject, and they’re too numerous to list here. You can see them all here.<p>The only negative is now I’ve …

Education Technology

Baby Steps: A Beginner's Guide - Educational Leadership

Teachers differentiate curriculum through content, process, and product. <i>Content</i> differentiation means giving the students different material to …

Pedagogy

Shaping School Culture with Technology

Shaping school culture begins with effective leadership, which then permeates and fosters positive change throughout the school. This is because …

I made my classroom look like the real world…and test scores soared

<i>Anthony Johnson is an elementary school teacher in North Carolina and a TED-Ed Innovative Educator. Below, he describes his innovative classroom</i> …

Teaching

Students Learn from Inquiry, Not Interrogation

Jackie Walsh shares resources and strategies teachers can use to partner with students and create new roles and responsibilities in classroom …

Teaching

Child autism diagnosis 'in vogue' in Germany

A new study has suggested that German children are being prescribed inappropriate therapy because of wrong autism diagnoses. Parents may favor an …

Autism

Unlocking Dyslexia: Personal Stories Of Frustration — And Success

"Today I'm 50 years old and when I heard your story on the radio I did the unexpected, I cried."<p>That's Scott Walker of Portland, Ore., writing to us about our series last week on dyslexia. "I know that must sound ridiculous but, after 50 years of fighting my fight there was someone else that really …

Teaching

Ten Trusted Sites for New Teachers

December 2016 | Volume <b>58</b> | Number <b>12</b><p>Have you ever used the Internet to research a topic you're about to teach and gotten lost in the weeds? Student …

Teaching

What Does That Lancet Study On Early Autism Intervention Really Show?

Autistic children whose parents participated in an early intervention program have a reduced likelihood of having intensified symptoms by age 10, says a new study published in <i>The Lancet</i>.<p>The authors say that theirs is the first long-term look at the outcomes of an intervention like this. But a close …

Autism

10 Ideas for Using Comics In Your Classroom

Over the last couple of months I've shared a handful of tools that students can use to create comics. I even conducted a webinar on the topic last …

Autistic? More Companies Say Add It to Your Resume

When Sam Briefer, 23, graduated from West Chester University of Pennsylvania last year, the job hunt began. At first it was slow going. He scored a …

Autism

Take a step inside the classroom of tomorrow

When you cast your mind back to the days of school, you probably think of dusty textbooks, graffiti and chewing gum, lessons that were both boring …

Education Technology

Neurotribes review – the evolution of our understanding of autism

A life-affirming study shows how much attitudes have changed to the condition once known as ‘childhood psychosis’<p>Currently, the most high-profile person on the autistic spectrum in Britain is a garden designer with flamboyantly pink hair and muscly, tattooed arms. Star of Channel 4’s latest …

Autism

Summer Readings on Differentiation: 150+ Seedlings for Growing Stronger Learners

The time between the end of one school year and the beginning of the next is a season for reflection and renewal. It's important to celebrate student …

Pedagogy

Unplugging From Stress

How It's Done<p>Coordination<p>MHS Unplugged is coordinated by one of the faculty members, Bill Laidlaw, who is a special educator at the …

Teaching

Autistic children improved reading and brain activity after 10-week reading intervention

<i>As the year draws to a close, UAB News looks back at some of the top stories of 2015. See them all here. This article was originally published on</i> …

The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources

<b>Digital Wish Lesson Plan Grants</b><br>Deadline: Rolling; 15th of every month<br>Have an innovative technology-based lesson plan you want to share? Submit your …

Education Technology

4 Good Resources That Provide Digital Textbooks for Teachers

June 12, 2015<br>We got a couple of requests over the past few weeks from teachers asking about digital textbook resources. Here are some of the websites …

My Child Was Just Diagnosed With Dyscalculia. Now What?

Dyscalculia isn’t as well-known as other learning and attention issues, such as dyslexia. In fact, many parents never hear of this math issue until …

10 Techniques to Ensure That Your Lessons are as Dull as a Dishwater

Seriously, it’s our Job to Inspire Learning? We’ve all heard of or witnessed so many of these tired old approaches to delivering lessons. If you do …

The Post

This Inspiring lawyer with autism will practice special education law

Erik Weber, an adult with autism, is making strides this week. After giving an oath of professional conduct before a panel of judges, he announced he …

Some Excellent Lesson Plan Templates for Teachers

June 10, 2015<br>A lesson plan is teachers’ roadmap to designing and delivering pedagogically successful lessons. Effective lesson planning also helps …

Making It Stick With My Summer PD Reading List

As this year’s summer break draws near, I recall my religious school rabbi, on the final class before each summer, recommending to his students that …

Pedagogy