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Rethinking Difficult Parents

Rethinking Difficult Parents | Special Education | Scoop.it
"Jack tells me that lots of kids are doing way worse things, but you ignore them and pick on him."

"Are you saying Mandy is a liar?"

"As far as I know, three kids did the same thing, yet Ben was th

Via Mary Perfitt-Nelson, susan koceski
Mariha Greenland Shields's insight:

Another great reference when talking with my students about working with parents.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 8, 2013 6:57 PM

Listen as an educator to the story the parent is telling. Yes, parents can be over the top with their advocacy. What are the reasons for that?

susan koceski's curator insight, May 8, 2013 9:49 PM

Great reminders in working with parents. 

Mrs. Monsour's comment, March 1, 2014 12:47 PM
Thank you for sharing this valuable resource, Mariha.
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Rethinking Difficult Parents

Rethinking Difficult Parents | Special Education | Scoop.it
"Jack tells me that lots of kids are doing way worse things, but you ignore them and pick on him."

"Are you saying Mandy is a liar?"

"As far as I know, three kids did the same thing, yet Ben was th

Via Mary Perfitt-Nelson, susan koceski
Mariha Greenland Shields's insight:

Another great reference when talking with my students about working with parents.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 8, 2013 6:57 PM

Listen as an educator to the story the parent is telling. Yes, parents can be over the top with their advocacy. What are the reasons for that?

susan koceski's curator insight, May 8, 2013 9:49 PM

Great reminders in working with parents. 

Mrs. Monsour's comment, March 1, 2014 12:47 PM
Thank you for sharing this valuable resource, Mariha.
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Top 10 Myths About Learning Disabilities—Busted!

Top 10 Myths About Learning Disabilities—Busted! | Special Education | Scoop.it
Top 10 myths and misconceptions about learning disabilities (LD)—busted! Can you cure LD? Do only children have LD? Does watching TV cause LD? We uncover the truth.
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Great slide show to share with EDEX 269 class and there is a quiz at the end to test their knowledge.

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Miao Lan's curator insight, May 5, 2014 12:10 PM

These 10 myths help teachers and parents re-examine their students' academic difficulties. Do their children really need to be labeled as learning disabled?

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Online Tutorial on Learning Disabilities for Educators

Online Tutorial on Learning Disabilities for Educators | Special Education | Scoop.it
Strategies for teaching students with learning disabilties - Learning disabilities have unique characteristics from other disorders or learning issues and require a keen understanding of these differences to provide students with what they need to be successful in school.
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Great online tutorial to share with my student teachers!

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Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers

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Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Mary Perfitt-Nelson, susan koceski
Mariha Greenland Shields's insight:

I really like the idea about reading the article and then sending the questions via text or email before class.

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Nichol Murray's comment, February 15, 2014 9:10 PM
Fantastic ideas that can be applied to any classroom. They're so simple, yet easy to forget to do these. I like how this in a chart for quick reference.
Mrs. Monsour's comment, March 1, 2014 12:46 PM
I am printing this, as we speak! I will share this with students in my Methods classes to use to prepare them for student teaching with quick homework strategies with a 21st century focus.
Susan Griffith's curator insight, March 15, 2014 12:44 PM

What a fabulous resource!  So often, parents struggle to help their children with homework for a variety of reasons- this provides a nice choice of alternatives so the lesson can be reinforced at home!