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Five Misconceptions About Learning Disabilities

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Juan Legarda's curator insight, February 12, 2014 6:29 PM

Educating ourselves in modern schooling. Special Education-a reality in our teaching practice, and its importance is ever growing.

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Brains in Pain Cannot Learn!

Brains in Pain Cannot Learn! | Trending in special education | Scoop.it
Young people experiencing anxiety or depression are unable to learn. We can overcome this through physical movement, focused attention practices, and teaching them about how brains work.
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How to Introduce Fidget Toys in the Classroom - The Inspired Treehouse

How to Introduce Fidget Toys in the Classroom - The Inspired Treehouse | Trending in special education | Scoop.it
Ever wonder how to introduce fidget toys in the classroom setting?  We’ve got you covered. *This post contains affiliate links.  Read more. Teacher: “These kids just can’t attend!  No one can stay in their seat!  They’re constantly fidgeting and touching everything!” Therapist: “Aha!  I know just what to do…fidget toys to the rescue!  You just need a bunch of great sensory stuff in your classroom and your world will be a better place!” [Dumps an armload of seat cushions, putty, and squeeze [Continue Reading]
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5 Tips for Making Group Work Manageable

5 Tips for Making Group Work Manageable | Trending in special education | Scoop.it
Encourage small-group effectiveness by clarifying the task, focusing on production, modeling successful behavior, monitoring progress, time, and noise, and building community.
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Redefining smart

Redefining smart | Trending in special education | Scoop.it
As a sports fan, I have often thought about how certain built-in realities of the professional game impact the likelihood of a particular player’s potentia
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End Impulsive Behavior | 40 Best Accommodations for Your ADHD Child

End Impulsive Behavior | 40 Best Accommodations for Your ADHD Child | Trending in special education | Scoop.it
Accommodations to help end impulsive behavior in school
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Great classroom practices!  Not all of them would need to be documented in a formal plan, just great instructional practices. 

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Camille Ward's curator insight, March 17, 2016 1:30 PM

Great classroom practices!  Not all of them would need to be documented in a formal plan, just great instructional practices. 

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53 Ways to Check for Understanding

53 Ways to Check for Understanding | Trending in special education | Scoop.it
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Great quick, formative assessment ideas that support students of many different abilities. 

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Camille Ward's curator insight, March 17, 2016 1:31 PM

Great quick, formative assessment ideas that support students of many different abilities. 

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10 Ways to Sabotage Your Classroom Management | MiddleWeb

10 Ways to Sabotage Your Classroom Management | MiddleWeb | Trending in special education | Scoop.it
Middle school veteran Jennifer Gonzalez identifies 10 ineffective habits new teachers often develop and proposes some better classroom management techniques.
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Igniting Student Writer Voice With Writing Process Strategies

Igniting Student Writer Voice With Writing Process Strategies | Trending in special education | Scoop.it
Different strategies can motivate different kinds of writers. Try free writing or journaling for the prewrite, and the RAFT model or window activity for the draft.
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Three lessons from the science of how to teach writing - Education By The Numbers

Three lessons from the science of how to teach writing - Education By The Numbers | Trending in special education | Scoop.it
evidence-based writing instruction methods
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Classroom Management That Creates Harmony Instead of Hostility

Classroom Management That Creates Harmony Instead of Hostility | Trending in special education | Scoop.it
Music teacher Kevin Mixon offers tips on adopting a classroom-management style that reinforces learning goals and expectations instead of simply punishing bad behavior.
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Juan Legarda's curator insight, February 12, 2014 6:34 PM

Let your students know you for your kindness and intelligence. Fear is not  a good teaching companion. Deserved Respect and a sense of teamwork are! Do not be afraid to be genuinely nice to your students, to show real care, and you will see the rewards pronto!

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Fending Off Isolation – 5 Tips from Parents of Kids with Autism ...

Fending Off Isolation – 5 Tips from Parents of Kids with Autism ... | Trending in special education | Scoop.it
After my son was diagnosed with autism, we felt alone. We had no idea what to do, or who to turn to. Our friends couldn't really help us. We felt.
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Juan Legarda's curator insight, February 12, 2014 6:36 PM

Parents of students in the ASD spectrum need to develop networking. Discovering other parents, teachers and community organizations is a must. 

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Using Math Apps to Increase Understanding

Using Math Apps to Increase Understanding | Trending in special education | Scoop.it
These 10 free or low-cost apps turn learning math into a game.
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How to Introduce Fidget Toys in the Classroom - The Inspired Treehouse

How to Introduce Fidget Toys in the Classroom - The Inspired Treehouse | Trending in special education | Scoop.it
Ever wonder how to introduce fidget toys in the classroom setting?  We’ve got you covered. *This post contains affiliate links.  Read more. Teacher: “These kids just can’t attend!  No one can stay in their seat!  They’re constantly fidgeting and touching everything!” Therapist: “Aha!  I know just what to do…fidget toys to the rescue!  You just need a bunch of great sensory stuff in your classroom and your world will be a better place!” [Dumps an armload of seat cushions, putty, and squeeze [Continue Reading]
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50 Writing Prompts for All Grade Levels

50 Writing Prompts for All Grade Levels | Trending in special education | Scoop.it
Sometimes students need a little push to activate their imaginations.
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How to Make Math More Visual, Helpful, and Easy | Scholastic.com

How to Make Math More Visual, Helpful, and Easy | Scholastic.com | Trending in special education | Scoop.it
These visual techniques for adding and subtracting (composing and decomposing) are easier for kids to learn.
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Make Guided Reading Manageable | Scholastic.com

Make Guided Reading Manageable  | Scholastic.com | Trending in special education | Scoop.it
Stop feeling overwhelmed trying to juggle guided reading, mini-lessons, and conferencing during reader's workshop. Simplify your guided reading lessons using these tips to help you make the most...
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One Middle School's 12-Step Plan for Academic Coaching

One Middle School's 12-Step Plan for Academic Coaching | Trending in special education | Scoop.it
ELA lead teacher Mackenzie Grate describes the 12 steps her Title I school faculty took to create a comprehensive literacy coaching program for all students.
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3 Classroom Management Tips That Changed My Life | Scholastic.com

3 Classroom Management Tips That Changed My Life | Scholastic.com | Trending in special education | Scoop.it
You will never yell again with these three classroom management techniques: Number the Class, Five Rules, and Music Transitions.
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Strategies and Tips for Reluctant Writers | Scholastic.com

Strategies and Tips for Reluctant Writers | Scholastic.com | Trending in special education | Scoop.it
Here are a few strategies and motivating activities that are sure to boost writing abilities and confidence in the classroom.
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Seven Facts About Learning Disabilities and Written Expression

Seven Facts About Learning Disabilities and Written Expression | Trending in special education | Scoop.it
People with dysgraphia, dyslexia, and dyspraxia may experience writing difficulties. Here are seven facts parents and educators should consider when working with these LDs.

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30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class | Trending in special education | Scoop.it
Whether you use musical instruments, game pieces, call-and-response, or electronic devices, there are many successful ways of getting students to focus front and stop talking.
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Strategies for Meeting All Students' Needs

Strategies for Meeting All Students' Needs | Trending in special education | Scoop.it
Special education teacher Laurie Wasserman says collaboration, diligence, and compassion can help schools better support students with learning difficulties.
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