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3 Things You Should Know About the Beliefs that Hold You Back

<i>The goal isn’t to get rid of all your negative thoughts and feelings; that’s impossible. The goal is to change your response to them.</i>During a recent …

Fish

5 total participation techniques to make every student an active learner

Persida and William Himmele are a husband-and-wife teacher team who have conducted over 500 presentations around the world and coauthored the book …

Teaching

Examples of Modified Assignments for Students with Special Needs

Here are some examples of modifications. <b>Remember,</b> that a modified lesson in an inclusive classroom is a lesson where the objective and/or learning …

Research-Based Literacy Tool - Helpful App for Struggling Readers

<b>FocusandRead - App for Struggling Readers</b> <b>- Research-Based Literacy Tool Evolves into Helpful App for Struggling Readers -</b> How many students do you …

Teaching

Websites for Special Education

Special Needs Digest<p>DAILY NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR THE SPECIAL NEEDS COMMUNITY<p>http://www.specialneedsdigest.com<p>The Premier Source for Developmental …

4 Minutes of THIS Can Help Your Kid Focus in the Classroom

It takes just four minutes of physical activity to help a child focus for at least 50 minutes of classroom learning time, according to a recent study from Queen's University in Canada.<p>In Ontario, where the study took place, elementary schools are required to have twenty minutes of daily physical …

A Very Special Story About Special Education and Technology - BAM! Radio Network

Our guest today shares a heart warming story about how a special ed student was helped by her school community and powerful new technology.

Special Education

10 Ways iPads Teach Kids With Learning Disabilities

By now, saying that “the iPad is a great tool for customizing the classroom” wouldn’t exactly be breaking news. But while this holds true for every …

Education Technology

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Math Homework

Within my self-contained varying exceptionalities class, I typically have quite a few students with language impairments. These students usually need …

Fair vs. the Same

This summer, I came across this visual on Pinterest. To me, this shows why we assess and plan for individual differences for our students.<p>What is …

Home

If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Watch This Video About the “Mild” End of the Spectrum — It May Change Your Perspective

AUT_Blog_DTOP_BelowTitle_300x250<p>When many people think of “mild” or “high-functioning” autism, they may picture someone who faces far fewer …

Autism

7 iPad Apps to Help Students With Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a language-based disorder that makes reading, recognizing words, spelling and decoding especially difficult. More than 20% of the U.S. …

A World of Project Ideas (You Can Steal)

Draft on These Ideas<p>Some 600 educators spent the past week thinking hard about project design during the PBL World conference in Napa, Calif., …

Myth-Busting Differentiated Instruction: 3 Myths and 3 Truths

Myth #1: DI is a collection of strategies.<p>There are many books, workshops, and organizations offering "differentiated strategies" that, when used, …

197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About

<b>197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About</b> If you don’t have a YouTube channel as an education provider, there’s a good chance you’re …

How the Maker Movement Is Moving Into Classrooms

[S]tudents who are thus reputedly poor in mathematics show an entirely different attitude when the problem comes from a concrete situation and is …

Why Storytelling in the Classroom Matters

Storytelling is the oldest form of teaching. It bonded the early human communities, giving children the answers to the biggest questions of creation, …

10 Things Teachers Should Know To Do With Google Docs

Google Docs is a powerful word processing tool that many schools have adopted. As it’s similar to Microsoft Word and other word processing tools, …

Education Technology

There's no homework in Finland - so why are their schools so special?

Anyone who works in education for even a short length of time will get the Finnish education system paraded in front of them as a paragon of virtue …

How does the US public school system rank globally?

Many Western countries are suddenly feeling the hot breath of ’emerging’ economies on the backs of their necks when it comes to education …

The science behind superheroes

Ever been bitten by a radioactive spider? Or found yourself weakening in the face of kryptonite? Or perhaps you think you’ll need to up your carbs …

How to get school principals on board with #edtech

Getting the higher-ups in your organization interested – let alone supporting – a new initiative is not easy. There are meetings, e-mails, coffees, …

Education Technology

Do educational video games actually work?

The pupils themselves will tell you that they’re educational, but you might want to doubt their motives.<p>And more schools are trying to ‘engage’ with …

Using LEGO to Build Math Concepts

Alycia Zimmerman<br>Friday, December 27, 2013 <br>Here are some of the many ways that I use LEGO to boost engagement while introducing my students to a wide …

3 Ways to Plan for Diverse Learners: What Teachers Do

The DI elements were first introduced to me in <i>How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms</i> by Carol Tomlinson, and my understanding …

Kinesthetic Learning: Moving Toward a New Model for Education

In kinesthetic learning, movement and action replace more passive forms of learning, such as listening to a lecture. Everybody has probably …