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Resources for Future Teachers in Regular & Special Education for Students with Diverse and Individual Differences
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Preparing Students With Cognitive Impairments for the Job World

Preparing Students With Cognitive Impairments for the Job World | Best Practice in Teacher Education & Individual Differences | Scoop.it
Try simulating the situations these students will encounter at work.
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How do teachers know if they are getting personalized learning right? - The Hechinger Report

How do teachers know if they are getting personalized learning right? - The Hechinger Report | Best Practice in Teacher Education & Individual Differences | Scoop.it
With myriad definitions of personalized learning and little agreement on which one is the best, leaders and teachers struggle to know if they are doing personalized learning “right.” It is often hard both for the teacher in the classroom, as well as the leader or coach observing him or her, to understand if all of …
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What Happens When Mindfulness Enters Schools

What Happens When Mindfulness Enters Schools | Best Practice in Teacher Education & Individual Differences | Scoop.it
Many educators are introducing meditation into the classroom as a means of improving kids’ attention and emotional regulation.
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Personalized learning: How kids are getting into college by mastering their skills - The Hechinger Report

Personalized learning: How kids are getting into college by mastering their skills - The Hechinger Report | Best Practice in Teacher Education & Individual Differences | Scoop.it
A student-centered personalized-learning model known as competency education has gained traction over the past five years as states have developed policies to promote its adoption in both elementary and secondary schools. Born from the notion that the old system has significant limitations and flaws in both its structure and its execution in the schools of …
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Special Education Law for Children With Behavioral Disorders - Your Legal Toolbox - The Coffee Klatch

Special Education Law for Children With Behavioral Disorders - Your Legal Toolbox - The Coffee Klatch | Best Practice in Teacher Education & Individual Differences | Scoop.it
A virtual cup of coffee for parents of special needs children
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Traumatized Students Learn Differently in School

Traumatized Students Learn Differently in School | Best Practice in Teacher Education & Individual Differences | Scoop.it
Some schools are using simple acts of kindness to support vulnerable students.
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How to Develop an “Inner Coach” in teens with ADHD and Executive Dysfunction

How to Develop an “Inner Coach” in teens with ADHD and Executive Dysfunction | Best Practice in Teacher Education & Individual Differences | Scoop.it
We love our children and when we see them struggling with school or in their social lives we want to do everything we can to help them. This is especially true if they have any one of a number of developmental challenges such as ADHD/ADD, executive dysfunction, a learning disability or a disorde
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Using STEAM to reverse teacher-directed mindsets | SmartBrief

Using STEAM to reverse teacher-directed mindsets | SmartBrief | Best Practice in Teacher Education & Individual Differences | Scoop.it
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Is it becoming too hard to fail? Schools are shifting toward no-zero grading policies

Is it becoming too hard to fail? Schools are shifting toward no-zero grading policies | Best Practice in Teacher Education & Individual Differences | Scoop.it
Schools across the country are adopting policies that encourage students to keep trying by avoiding grades that would put them into too deep of an academic hole.
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This was controversial over 10 years ago or more.  I am surprised it is still being bantered around.  What is the best approach?
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5 Questions That Promote Student Success in High-Poverty Schools

5 Questions That Promote Student Success in High-Poverty Schools | Best Practice in Teacher Education & Individual Differences | Scoop.it
High-poverty schools can meet student, professional, and system learning agendas by strengthening instructional framework, targeted interventions, reading proficiency, reflective practice, and data-based inquiry.
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Understanding Behavioral Symptoms in Tourette Syndrome - Tourette Association of America

Tourette Syndrome and its related disorders can manifest as behaviors that often appear to be purposefully disruptive, attention seeking or manipulative. It is therefore not unusual to misinterpret symptoms of the disorder as behavioral problems rather than the neurological symptoms that they are.
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The Way We Discipline Low-Income Kids Only Makes Their Problems Worse

The Way We Discipline Low-Income Kids Only Makes Their Problems Worse | Best Practice in Teacher Education & Individual Differences | Scoop.it
At the beginning of this school year, Ahmed Mohamed, a freshman at MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas, brought a makeshift clock to school to impr
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Year-Round Resources for Autism

Year-Round Resources for Autism | Best Practice in Teacher Education & Individual Differences | Scoop.it
Autism superheroes and "talking" Bluetooth-enabled stuffed animals are among the resources for helping children on the autism spectrum understand their differences and communicate with others.
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Not necessarily for working with older students, but good resource for younger students & educating about Autism
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The tried-and-trued model of personalized learning that’s been around for 100 years - The Hechinger Report

The tried-and-trued model of personalized learning that’s been around for 100 years - The Hechinger Report | Best Practice in Teacher Education & Individual Differences | Scoop.it
Personalized learning is all the rage. And for good reason. Our world is rapidly changing, and students need a broader set of skills to lead the future — adaptability, goal-setting, critical thinking, problem-solving, executive functioning, collaboration. Many of our schools are stuck in an antiquated “factory model” mindset where everyone does the same thing at …
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Resources on Mindfulness in Education

Resources on Mindfulness in Education | Best Practice in Teacher Education & Individual Differences | Scoop.it
Discover how mindfulness practices are being applied in schools, learn about some of the early research on benefits, and explore classroom, school-wide, and after-school strategies and programs.
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Mental Health Is Not Just an Adult Problem

Mental Health Is Not Just an Adult Problem | Best Practice in Teacher Education & Individual Differences | Scoop.it
Most teachers don’t feel equipped to meet their students’ emotional needs, but some programs are working to change that.
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ASCD Express 12.01 - Starting the Conversation About Academic Goal Setting

ASCD Express 12.01 - Starting the Conversation About Academic Goal Setting | Best Practice in Teacher Education & Individual Differences | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner. Our 175,000 members in 119 countries are professional educators from all levels and subject areas––superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors of education, and school board members.
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Myths About Teenagers and Risk-Taking

Myths About Teenagers and Risk-Taking | Best Practice in Teacher Education & Individual Differences | Scoop.it
Yes, trouble heats up in the summer, but a quick spin around the research gives parents reason to feel hopeful, not helpless.
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In the Age of 'No Excuses' Schools: A Case for Compassion and Better Social Emotional Learning 

In the Age of 'No Excuses' Schools: A Case for Compassion and Better Social Emotional Learning  | Best Practice in Teacher Education & Individual Differences | Scoop.it
Take a minute to ruminate on your own K-12 academic experience. Was it a pleasant experience that left you with a love for lifelong learning? Or was it an exercise in drudgery that left you wishing every Monday was Friday? I used to see this imbalance every day. When I was a first-year teacher to th
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Add This to Your To-Do List and You’ll Actually Get Way More Done

Add This to Your To-Do List and You’ll Actually Get Way More Done | Best Practice in Teacher Education & Individual Differences | Scoop.it
It seems counterintuitive, but it really works.
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Golden Rules for Engaging Students in Learning Activities

Golden Rules for Engaging Students in Learning Activities | Best Practice in Teacher Education & Individual Differences | Scoop.it
Six key rules for student engagement include making it meaningful, fostering efficacy, autonomy support, collaborative learning, establishing positive teacher-student relationships, and mastery orientations.
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The 7 questions every new teacher should be able to answer

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Technology News & Innovation in K-12 Education
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Does Your Child’s ‘Ism’ Qualify for Special Education? - Special-ism

Does Your Child’s ‘Ism’ Qualify for Special Education? - Special-ism | Best Practice in Teacher Education & Individual Differences | Scoop.it
A question often asked by parents - "My child was just diagnosed with ____. Is my child eligible for special education or services at school?” Find out >>
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Why Talented Black and Hispanic Students Can Go Undiscovered

Why Talented Black and Hispanic Students Can Go Undiscovered | Best Practice in Teacher Education & Individual Differences | Scoop.it
Relying on teachers and parents to identify candidates for gifted programs appears to discriminate against minority and poor children.
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