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Why Is Play Important in Early Childhood Development?

Why Is Play Important in Early Childhood Development? | TCDSB Special Education | Scoop.it
Before you tell your child that you're too busy to play with her, or cancel a play date with her friends because you're not in the mood to supervise the little ones, consider that the ...

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4 steps to becoming a culturally responsive teacher @educationweek ‏


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Lots of labels but not enough resources for students with special needs

Lots of labels but not enough resources for students with special needs | TCDSB Special Education | Scoop.it
Parents of a child with a learning disability can feel like they're on a "detective mission" within the education system.
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iPads in Special Education vs. Regular Education @JenbugLeese

iPads in Special Education vs. Regular Education @JenbugLeese | TCDSB Special Education | Scoop.it
The iPad is an excellent tool for strengthening learning, especially in the realm of special education. However, no device or app can replace good teaching!

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BCN Cafe teaches special needs’ students life skills

BCN Cafe teaches special needs’ students life skills | TCDSB Special Education | Scoop.it
TORONTO – An award-winning program at Blessed Cardinal Newman High School is providing students with special needs the opportunity to learn valuabl
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No more desks. No more chairs. No more students’ empty stares: Can a different approach help struggling kids focus at school? @globeandmail

No more desks. No more chairs. No more students’ empty stares: Can a different approach help struggling kids focus at school? @globeandmail | TCDSB Special Education | Scoop.it
The Globe and Mail offers the most authoritative news in Canada, featuring national and international news

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Inclusive Education Month

Inclusive Education Month | TCDSB Special Education | Scoop.it
What is National Inclusive Education Month? National Inclusive Education Month is a time for members of the Community Living movement and its many partners to promote and raise awareness about inclusive education. The purposes of National Inclusive Education Month are: • To highlight inclusive education – to define what it is and how the development…
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The Collaborative Classroom: Achieving Equality in Engagement

The Collaborative Classroom: Achieving Equality in Engagement | TCDSB Special Education | Scoop.it
Building the collaborative classroom to be a level playing (and contributing) field for all students starts with a few handy strategies. Here they are.
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The Global Digital Citizen Foundations gets it right.

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Ensuring Deeper Learning for My Special Education Students (Part 2 of 4) - P21

PBL, Project Based Learning, Special Needs, collaboration, critical thinking, classroom practice, PBL

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13 Common Sayings to Avoid @Edutopia

13 Common Sayings to Avoid @Edutopia | TCDSB Special Education | Scoop.it
Teachers should avoid the reflexive language of anger or frustration. Here's a list of these sayings, framed as opportunities to constructively address difficult student behavior.

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6 Benefits of BYOD In The Classroom

6 Benefits of BYOD In The Classroom | TCDSB Special Education | Scoop.it
In this eLearning Industry article Tiziana Saponaro shares her support for BYOD in the classroom and explains why they are a beneficial part of modern learning.
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12 Unexpected Ways to Use LEGO in the Classroom @Edudemic

12 Unexpected Ways to Use LEGO in the Classroom @Edudemic | TCDSB Special Education | Scoop.it
Lessons taught using LEGO Bricks don’t feel like dull schoolwork. On the contrary, students might feel like they’re getting away with something.

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Loss of provincial funding hurts school with autistic kids | Toronto Star

Loss of provincial funding hurts school with autistic kids | Toronto Star | TCDSB Special Education | Scoop.it
A Toronto private school offering nursery and specialized classes for children with autism might have to close.
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Professionally Speaking

Professionally Speaking | TCDSB Special Education | Scoop.it
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TCDSB's Amy Shannon is highlighted  in the role she plays at the Section 23 Child and Adolescent Mental Health program at St. Joseph's Health Centre.

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A Day in the Life of a Child With Executive Functioning Issues

A Day in the Life of a Child With Executive Functioning Issues | TCDSB Special Education | Scoop.it
What's it like for children to have executive functioning issues? See this graphic to find out how problems with executive function can affect a child's daily life.
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Learning Disabilities and Mental Health

Learning Disabilities and Mental Health | TCDSB Special Education | Scoop.it
Prepared by Cindy Perras, M.Ed., OCT
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In general, the literature that discusses both mental health and learning disabilities (LDs) finds that those with LDs are at increased risk for mental health problems. According to Children’s Mental Health Ontario, 1 in
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45 Powerful Mobile Apps for those with Disabilities

45 Powerful Mobile Apps for those with Disabilities | TCDSB Special Education | Scoop.it
45 mobile apps for those with disabilities including apps for the visually impaired, hearing impaired, mobility scooters, dyslexia, autism and dementia.
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Great list to use with students who have several different disabilities... And those of us who need cool tech just cuz!!
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Sesame Street introduces Julia, a new character with autism

Sesame Street introduces Julia, a new character with autism | TCDSB Special Education | Scoop.it
Julia, a preschooler with autism, is part of a new online initiative aimed at raising awareness about a condition that affects one in 68 kids in the United States
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How I learned to communicate my inner life with Asperger's

How I learned to communicate my inner life with Asperger's | TCDSB Special Education | Scoop.it
Alix Generous is a young woman with a million and one ideas -- she's done award-winning science, helped develop new technology and tells a darn good joke (you'll see). She has Asperger's, a form of autistic spectrum disorder that can impair the basic social skills required for communication, and she's worked hard for years to learn how to share her thoughts with the world. In this funny, personal talk, she shares her story -- and her vision for tools to help more people communicate their big ide
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8 Steps To Ensure Great Communication With Parents

8 Steps To Ensure Great Communication With Parents | TCDSB Special Education | Scoop.it
Jeff Dunn from Edudemic presents a solid strategy for teacher communication with parents, with the help of an infographic from Daily Genius.
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