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Top 10 Qualities of Those Teaching Special Education

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It takes a special person to teach special education. Discover 10 qualities special education teachers share.

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Importance of Failure!

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Great, short video about the importance of failure.  Many influential people recovered from huge setbacks only to go on and make serious change!


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Harvard Wants to Know: How Does the Act of Making Shape Kids’ Brains? | Mind/shift

Harvard Wants to Know: How Does the Act of Making Shape Kids’ Brains? | Mind/shift | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

By Katrina Schwartz

 

"A group of Harvard researchers is teaming up with schools in Oakland, Calif. to explore how kids learn through making. Through an initiative called Project Zero, they’re investigating the theory that kids learn best when they’re actively engaged in designing and creating projects to explore concepts. It’s closely aligned with the idea of design thinking and the Maker Movement that’s quickly taking shape in progressive education circles.

 

"Though it’s still in very early stages — just launched at the beginning of this school year — researchers and educators at the school want to know how kids learn by tinkering – fooling around with something until one understands how it works. They want to know what happens cognitively – how this learning process helps form habits of mind, builds character and how it affects the individual.

 

"To do that, they are working with both private and public schools in Oakland, headed by the Harvard researchers and 15 participating teachers who meet in study groups every six weeks to share ideas and to form a community."


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Resiliency Skills and Dropout Prevention

Schools need not wait until students have already

dropped out or are in imminent danger of dropping

out. Instead, schools and teachers can intentionally

develop key resiliency traits and skills in students to

provide protection against circumstances that would

otherwise be associated with dropping out. Providing

this knowledge in an environment rich with trusting

and support adult-student relationships can mean the

difference between dropping out and completing high

school, which means making very real differences in

the lives of students.


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Common Causes of Highschool Dropouts | Premioefr

Common Causes of Highschool Dropouts | Premioefr | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it
Prevalence of highschool drop outs is increasing alarmingly. this is often the govt. concern as a result of these days statistics show that there's high rate of.

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Classroom Management: Suspension Prevention

Classroom Management: Suspension Prevention | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

Some schools are cutting down on suspensions and office referrals by bolstering training in classroom management.


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Black Students with Disabilities At Greater Risk for Suspension ...

Black Students with Disabilities At Greater Risk for Suspension ... | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

In many districts nationwide, out-of school suspensions are flagrant, particularly among African American students with disabilities. www.smartkidswit.


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Child Poverty and Its Lasting Consequence: Summary

Child Poverty and Its Lasting Consequence: Summary | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

Nearly half of children born to poor parents remained poor half their childhoods. Black children are especially disadvantaged: two-thirds of poor black newborns are persistently poor.


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Top 5 Reasons to Stay in School | National Dropout Prevention Center/Network

Top 5 Reasons to Stay in School | National Dropout Prevention Center/Network | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

The top five, in case you wondered!


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Finnish Lessons: Structure of the Education System in Finland since 1970

Finnish Lessons: Structure of the Education System in Finland since 1970 | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

Finnish Lessons is a new book for me.  Howard Gardner recommended it for anyone looking to find answers to the problems the education system in the US seems to be facing.  

 

In Finland, their dropout rate is quite low.  Over 90% of their students graduate from secondary school.  The author of this book believes part of that equation is the notion that they begin career guidance and counseling early.  It is a cornerstone of their system.  Additionally, students can choose (yes, I said CHOOSE) vocational upper secondary at age 16 or general uppersecondary.  Both choices allow them to choose work, vocational college or university at age 18.  This plan also affords them time in various work place settings before decisions are made.

 

I've often heard educators speak of the college "tract",  that is currently the only REAL option in the US,  as if it were the panacea for everyone.    "We certainly wouldn't want to have "lower" expectations for any student now, would we?"  The lower expectations notion has to do with vocational options.  The inference is that every kid needs to have courses that kids going to the university need to have, including Algebra II and lots of foreign language , science, etc.  Allowing them to go the vocational route is "lowering" our expectations.  That idea is very much biased and hurtful to many.  

 

I believe that the LACK of options happens to be part of the reason our graduation rates are so dismal!  Let the students leave HS experts in an area that might feed them later.  Additionally, use ALL content to teach creativity, thinking, problem solving.  Keep them engaged in areas they excel.  

 

Sigh.......I know too many bright woodworkers, electricians, builders, mechanics who were beat by a system that expected them to be someone they weren't.  : (

 

 


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Protecting the Internet Infographic | StaySafeOnline.org

Protecting the Internet Infographic | StaySafeOnline.org | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

To view or download a PDF version, click here:

http://staysafeonline.org/download/document/294/protecting_the_internet_infographic.pdf

 


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David Logan: Tribal leadership | Video on TED.com

echoes of Kohlberg? TED Talks David Logan talks about the five kinds of tribes that humans naturally form -- in schools, workplaces, even the driver's license bureau.

 

[Richard Andrews]  I can recommend Dave's book 'Tribal Leadership'  provides food for thought and ideas for promoting fundamental culture change.


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Four Ways To Build Trust Through Better Listening

Four Ways To Build Trust Through Better Listening | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

Good leaders know they don’t have all the answers.

 

It’s easy for leaders to fall into the trap of thinking they need to have the answer to every problem or situation that arises. After all, that’s in a leader’s job description, right? Solve problems, make decisions, have answers…that’s what we do! Why listen to others when you already know everything?

 

Good leaders know they don’t have all the answers. They spend time listening to the ideas, feedback, and thoughts of their people, and they incorporate that information into the decisions and plans they make. When a person feels listened to, it builds trust, loyalty, and commitment in the relationship. Here are some tips for building trust by improving the way you listen in conversations:


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Social Emotional Learning and the #Commoncore #ccss #ccchat #edchat #video

This is a combination of three interviews that highlight Social Emotional Learning and how it relates to education, common core state standards, and the work...

 

This will be important for school psychologists and social workers to understand.


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Martin Scorsese: Teaching Visual Literacy

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VIDEO: Martin Scorsese on the Importance of Visual Literacy
Running Time: 11 min.

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» Disadvantaged Students Benefit from Strong Relationship with Teacher - Psych Central News

» Disadvantaged Students Benefit from Strong Relationship with Teacher - Psych Central News | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

Students at risk — including those with low socioeconomic status or learning problems — benefit more than their peers in having a good relationship with...


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Which state has the best public schools?

Which state has the best public schools? | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

Poverty matters


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Family Characteristics Matter More than Location to Dropout Rates ...

Family Characteristics Matter More than Location to Dropout Rates ... | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it
They also suggested looking at the effectiveness of dropout prevention policies that factor in high penalties imposed by different familial arrangements, poverty, race, and peer surroundings. Print Print Email EMail entry ...

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Black Male Perspectives on Their Educational Experiences in High School

What effect do zero-tolerance policies have on the dropout rates of black male students?

This study examines the impact of the zero-tolerance policies on Black

males’ educational experiences and outcomes. Individual interviews were

conducted with Black males who dropped out of high school. Using counterstorytelling

within a critical race theory framework, Black males discussed

the influence of the zero-tolerance policies on their school experiences.

These men’s narratives affirm that these policies created an inhospitable

school environment and poor student–teacher relationship. Furthermore,

school personnel’s use of the most punitive measures of the

 

 


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The Facts Of American Poverty — Love Wins Ministries

The Facts Of American Poverty — Love Wins Ministries | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

Our kids are doing fine, and our friends’ kids, and theirs. Sure, there may be poverty afoot, even deprivation so significant it challenges the aphorisms of equal opportunity and dignity we daily profess, but it’s on the other side of the tracks, or the county, or the commonwealth. Since we don’t confront it, we assume its nonexistence. We needn’t address what we don’t see. We can thus remain content and boastful in our hollow pledges and declarations.”

 

To solve the ed problem, we must go here.  

 

But then there's that empathy chip.  Have you got it?


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Educare Preschools Aim to Close Academic Gaps

Educare Preschools Aim to Close Academic Gaps | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

A public-private model for early learning is generating national interest—and some high hopes.


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How Successful Careers Begin in School

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Principal Jeffrey McClellan (above, center) leads MC2 STEM High School, a small public school in Cleveland, Ohio, where high expectations and a family-like culture help students such as senior Lill...


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Help Me Support New Principals: Input Needed on Alternatives to Suspension!

Help Me Support New Principals:  Input Needed on Alternatives to Suspension! | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

I have the pleasure of working with new principals  regarding "alternatives to suspension".  This was a priority request of theirs.  Please follow the link above and respond to the question: 

 

"Please describe any proactive or responsive "alternatives to suspension" your building finds effective."   

 

We will be using these responses to assist with the conversation.  Much gratitude in advance! 

 

 


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Creating Waves of Influence Through 7 Character Based Leadership Attributes

Creating Waves of Influence Through 7 Character Based Leadership Attributes | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

Selflessness – using your influence to do what is best for others not yourself.

Dependability – you say what you are going to do and then do what you say you are going to do. You do not break confidences.

Cooperative – you are relationship focused and do what is best for others and the community.

Considerate – to care for others and respond sensitively to their emotions and feelings.

Courageous – willing to take risks for the right reasons in spite of fear.

Vulnerability – to expose oneself to criticism, to risk failure or to invite trouble by sharing openly and honestly.

Humility – to act according to the principles that govern relationships and to act first in the service of others.


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Great Leaders Develop Both Themselves And Those They Lead

Great Leaders Develop Both Themselves And Those They Lead | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

Leaders lead others, but sometimes they don’t realize that the best leaders never stop improving themselves; they are passionate about learning and teaching, and their passion spreads to those who work around them.

It has been said that leaders are discovered, but really they are developed. Success is an ongoing process of improvement and adjustments.

So how do you self-develop your leadership skills?


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