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Noted Self-Advocate Cuts Ties With Autism Speaks - Disability Scoop

Noted Self-Advocate Cuts Ties With Autism Speaks - Disability Scoop | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
A prominent self-advocate is resigning from his post with Autism Speaks citing "destructive" public statements from the organization's leadership and their disinterest in his ideas.Autism Speaks has long had a touchy rapport with many self-advocates who object to the lack of representation of people with autism within the group’s leadership and have criticized the organization for making statements characterizing autism as an epidemic in need of a cure. 
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It is dangerous if disability organisations undermine the rights of the stakeholders whom they represent by sending out a negative message about the condition in order to obtain more funds.

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Thutong Learning Space for Inclusive Education

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A web space of the South African Department of Basic Education where educators, parents and education officials can share knowledge and best practice in the field of
inclusive education.

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This is an interactive learning space which welcomes contributions from followers and encourages debate
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Diane Richler speaks at the Day of General Discussion on Education - YouTube

Wednesday, 15 April (Geneva)-Inclusion International Past President, Diane Richler talks about non-exclusion on the basis of disability, reasonable accommoda...
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An excellent statement on the vision of inclusive education and why it is the most logical route to follow to promote the best interests of children with disabilities.

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World Autism Awareness Day, 2 April

World Autism Awareness Day, 2 April | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

Research suggests that employers are missing out on abilities that that people on the autism spectrum have in greater abundance than “neurotypical” workers do – such as, heightened abilities in pattern recognition and logical reasoning, as well as a greater attention to detail.

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The hurdles that need to be overcome to unleash this potential include: a shortage of vocational training, inadequate support with job placement, and pervasive discrimination.

 

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Teachers must take pupils' tests

Teachers must take pupils' tests | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
The basic education minister wants the country's teachers to write the same annual national assessments as their pupils.
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Can one even talk of feeling demoralised if you are appointed to teach Maths in a certain grade and you cannot see the point of your employer ascertaining whether you know your subject. You should be eager to prove your worth.

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Disability must not stop children learning

Disability must not stop children learning | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

RT @JSalmonupstream: Disability must not stop children learning. Schools must have the resources to effectively include and support all learners.

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Parents of children with disability are passionate about the quality of their child’s school because education is the key to so much, it is one of the things we need to get absolutely right if children with disability are to grow up to become active participants in our society.

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In 'flipped classrooms,' teachers lecture online, use class for practice

In 'flipped classrooms,' teachers lecture online, use class for practice | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Stephanie Sheridan uncapped her dry-erase marker and started scribbling on the tabletop in the middle of her classroom.
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One of the many strategies to be used in schools with tabłets. For some best practice in South Africa, visit Potchefstroom Girls High.

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How I Learned Differentiation

How I Learned Differentiation | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
How I Learned Differentiation
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Every bit of practical advice for the classroom helps

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The article discusses the 3 major guidelines to provide students wih real differentiated instruction.

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Schools Favor Inclusion When Forced To Report Academic Progress - Disability Scoop

Schools Favor Inclusion When Forced To Report Academic Progress - Disability Scoop | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
As Congress debates the role of testing, a new report finds that schools with the greatest accountability for students with disabilities are most likely to
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Disability advocates have widely come out in favor of continued testing and accountability for students in special education, arguing that measuring progress ensures high expectations.

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Blooming With Autism 501c3 on Instagram: “#add #adhd #autism #autistic #aspergers #autismmom #autismisreal #autismwarrior #autismawareness #autismacceptance #bloomingwautism…”

Blooming With Autism 501c3 on Instagram: “#add #adhd #autism #autistic #aspergers #autismmom #autismisreal #autismwarrior #autismawareness #autismacceptance #bloomingwautism…” | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
“#add #adhd #autism #autistic #aspergers #autismmom #autismisreal #autismwarrior #autismawareness #autismacceptance #bloomingwautism #bloomingwithautism…”

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Signs of Autism Infographic

Signs of Autism Infographic | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
As with almost any neurological or mental health disorder, the symptoms or signs of autism may appear in neuro-typically developing children to some degree.

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Understanding Dysgraphia

Understanding Dysgraphia | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Understand and learn about dysgraphia in children. Understand written expression issues and child writing problems in dysgraphic children.

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The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration

The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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These issues need to be thought through and addressed as a prerequisite for introducing technology into schools.

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Laura Roth's curator insight, February 1, 5:38 PM

I always feel like defining "using technology" and "technology integration" is good for constant reflection to ensure technology integration is being utilized properly in the classroom. Especially for those who are just starting out.

Bernard VULLIERME's curator insight, February 2, 1:11 PM

… pour vérifier ses (bons) choix en faveur du e:learning …

Le Dong Phuong's curator insight, February 9, 8:02 PM

Khác biệt giữa sử dụng công nghệ và tích hợp công nghệ

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Voices from the North: Calling for Inclusion in Education

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Interesting chapters on teacher development and strategies for practical implementation of inclusive education. 

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Mom's Disney Photos Prove 'The Only Disability In Life Is Having A Bad Attitude' - Huffington Post

Mom's Disney Photos Prove 'The Only Disability In Life Is Having A Bad Attitude' - Huffington Post | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
If this isn't Disney magic in action, what is?

Florida mom Kristina Bewley started taking her daughter Giselle to Disney World in September 2014.
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Assistive technology helping students with disabilities and learning ... - The Age

Assistive technology helping students with disabilities and learning ... - The Age | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Tailored technology innovations are helping students with a variety of disabilities or difficulties make progress at school.
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Assistive technology is the key to succesful implementation of Inclusive Education.

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Finland’s school reforms won't scrap subjects altogether

Finland’s school reforms won't scrap subjects altogether | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Curriculum reforms being introduced in Finland from 2016 will set aside time for 'phenomenon-based' learning across subjects.
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An integrated approach, based on lessons from some schools with longer experience of that, enhances teacher collaboration in schools and makes learning more meaningful to students. Teacher collaboration also promotes better inclusive practice.

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Autism ISN'T a disability: Leading expert speaks out

Autism ISN'T a disability: Leading expert speaks out | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Luke Beardon, senior lecturer in Autism at Sheffield Hallam University, says people in some of the strongest marriages and most successful jobs have autism. Courteney Love (pictured) has the condition.
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Growing recognition of the talents of people with autism.

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The revolution that’s changing the way your child is taught | Ian Leslie

The revolution that’s changing the way your child is taught | Ian Leslie | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
The long read: Doug Lemov believes great teachers are made, not born – and his ideas are transforming education
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When observing such a teacher in the classroom one sees that in one particular instance she moves toward a particular student while making it look to the rest of the class as if she is simply changing her perspective, so that she can correct his behaviour without embarrassing him – and one sees that she does so with the grace of an elite tennis player delivering a disguised drop shot.

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For gifted children, being intelligent can have dark implications

For gifted children, being intelligent can have dark implications | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Reed Ball started playing Monopoly with his family at age three—and beat them. In the early 1980s, he was one of the first kids to have a "portable" computer, a 10-kilogram Amstrad PPC512. Reed bro...
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Our most brilliant children are among our most vulnerable. The challenge of teaching them is finding a way to nurture their souls and ease the burden of their extraordinary minds.

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How to find free images and other resources without copyright restrictions

How to find free images and other resources without copyright restrictions | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Post on copyrights with a list of website where you can find copyright free resources.
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Useful for anyone in education

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The Dawn of System Leadership

The Dawn of System Leadership | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

The deep changes necessary to accelerate progress against society's most intractable problems require a unique type of leader - the system leader, a person who catalyzes collective leadership.


At no time in history have we needed such system leaders more. We face a host of systemic challenges beyond the reach of existing institutions and their hierarchical authority structures. Problems like climate change, destruction of ecosystems, growing scarcity of water, youth unemployment, and embedded poverty and inequity require unprecedented collaboration among different organizations, sectors, and even countries. Sensing this need, countless collaborative initiatives have arisen in the past decade - locally, regionally, and even globally. Yet more often than not they have floundered - in part because they failed to foster collective leadership within and across the collaborating organizations.



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Ian Berry's curator insight, January 23, 9:12 PM

There's a lot to like in this article and much to contemplate. I particularly like the 3 core capabilities of see the large system, further reflection and more generative conversations, and shifting from reactive problem-solving to co-creating the future.

Jason Leong's curator insight, January 25, 7:13 PM

"System leaders like Baldwin and Winslow understand that collective wisdom cannot be manufactured or built into a plan created in advance. And it is not likely to come from leaders who seek to “drive” their predetermined change agenda. Instead, system leaders work to create the space where people living with the problem can come together to tell the truth, think more deeply about what is really happening, explore options beyond popular thinking, and search for higher leverage changes through progressive cycles of action and reflection and learning over time. Knowing that there are no easy answers to truly complex problems, system leaders cultivate the conditions wherein collective wisdom emerges over time through a ripening process that gradually brings about new ways of thinking, acting, and being.


For those new to system leadership, creating space can seem passive or even weak. For them, strong leadership is all about executing a plan. Plans are, of course, always needed, but without openness people can miss what is emerging, like a sailor so committed to his initial course that he won’t adjust to shifts in the wind. Even more to the point, the conscious acts of creating space, of engaging people in genuine questions, and of convening around a clear intention with no hidden agenda, creates a very different type of energy from that which arises from seeking to get people committed to your plan."

Debbie Diaz-Arnold's curator insight, January 28, 4:41 AM

Becoming a systems leader: capacity building at its best.

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Global Report on out-of-school children

Global Report on out-of-school children | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
This report delves into a rich new body of data and analysis from the Global Initiative on Out-of-School Children (OOSCI), which confirms that the task of achieving education for all is far from over.

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Decoding Dyslexia [INFOGRAPHIC]

Dyslexia is a very common condition, and it can massively hinder people from reaching their learning potential. To help shed light on the matter, Andy Halliday of the eBuyer Blog offers this infogr...

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ADHD Types I and II? - PsychCentral.com (blog)

ADHD Types I and II? - PsychCentral.com (blog) | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
One of my students included this very interesting 9-minute TED talk in a psychology class project.
The speaker proposes that, as with diabetes, there are now arguably two forms of ADHD.

We could call the inborn variety ADHD Type I; Type II would be what one doctor calls “Acquired Attention Deficit Disorder”, developed through excessive Internet use.

I found the analogy with diabetes helpful. It’s easy to think about how the over-consumption of sweets and junk foods stresses the pancreas into producing less insulin, thereby making it harder for the body to break down healthy foods and creating cravings for yet MORE sweets and junk. (Many addictions work in this same way).

In a similar fashion, too much hyper-stimulation from frenetic computer and cell phone use causes relentless surges of dopamine (the pleasure hormone) into the bloodstream. The body protects itself from this deluge by shutting down many dopamine receptors, thus creating a condition in which it takes more and more dopamine to get the same pleasure response. Normal, non-cyber activities such as reading, playing games, doing art projects, and hanging out with friends, don’t deliver the necessary dopamine wallop to the dulled receptors, and are therefore experienced as insufferably bland and boring.

If you’ve got an antsy kid who loves video games and hates to read, definitely start weaning his screen time (computer, cell phone and TV) down to a total of no more than two hours per day.

And to ease him into reading, try checking out some exciting audio books from the library. He can listen using headphones while standing, walking or bouncing on an exercise ball.

Listening to books helps develop vocabulary and gradually gets kids hooked on the rhythm of the plot and empathy for the characters. Like cultivating a taste for plain water and salad instead of soda and chips, the taste for reading needs to be coaxed over time.

Thankfully, brains are flexible and those dopamine receptors DO grow back if you can just give ‘em a break!


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Bednet, synchroon internetonderwijs

Bednet, synchroon internetonderwijs | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Bednet biedt synchroon internetonderwijs (SIO) Jouw kind volgt van op afstand mee live de lessen samen met zijn eigen klasgenoten.
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An innovative approach to include children who are ill and cannot attend school.

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Special Ed, Disability Programs Unscathed In Budget Deal - Disability Scoop

Special Ed, Disability Programs Unscathed In Budget Deal - Disability Scoop | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
A spending plan making its way through Congress is a win for people with disabilities, advocates say, more for what it doesn't do than what it does.
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Good to see that compounded vulnerability is recognised as needing specific support.

 

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