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Curation of resources and information focused on meeting the varied needs of exceptional learners.
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Tumblebooks - Read Watch Learn!

Tumblebooks - Read Watch Learn! | Resources for Exceptional Learners | Scoop.it
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I found these four ebook and audiobook curated databases in a recent search.  Often times your local library has purchased a subscription for use by its patrons.  This is a great option for individuals with dyslexia or that are print disabled. 

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Dyslexic Learners: How to Teach Reading via Whole Language or Expli

Dyslexic Learners: How to Teach Reading via Whole Language or Expli | Resources for Exceptional Learners | Scoop.it
Explicit or Implicit phonics instruction – and where do sight words fit? Yesterday I skimmed through a whole series of websites about teaching dyslexic learners
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Some excellent insights on the use of explicit and implicit phonics instruction for struggling learners.  The website also carries a whole range of implicit or whole language reading and math books and sight word cards.  A great resource for student struggling with phonics instruction found in most curriculum.

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MultiMatrixGame The Brain Game |

MultiMatrixGame The Brain Game | | Resources for Exceptional Learners | Scoop.it
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A 3-Dimensional brain game utilizing dice with either letters, numbers, dots or symbols on them.  These dice are used in exercises for development of memory, reading, spatial awareness, visual perception, eye tracking, the vestibular system etc.   The dice exercises claim to benefit those with learning disabilities, memory loss, ADD/ADHD, ocular-motility problems, reading difficulties, brain injury, stroke, PTSD, visual field damage and autism.

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6 Handy Charts for Performing Critical Thinking Assessment

6 Handy Charts for Performing Critical Thinking Assessment | Resources for Exceptional Learners | Scoop.it
If you want to consider the possibilities around critical thinking assessment, here are 6 handy charts that will get you inspired and excited about doing just that.
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Taking Bloom's Taxonomy of learning and creating 6 charts for assessing critical thinking.

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This is What It's Really Like to Have ADHD

My recent TED Talk got picked up on Facebook and renamed "This is is what it's really like to have ADHD," but that was just my story. ADHD isn't just on
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Helping the Perfectionist Child

Helping the Perfectionist Child | Resources for Exceptional Learners | Scoop.it

Do you have a perfectionist child?  One that is unsatisfied with pretty much anything they accomplish? Sometimes even when they’ve done a good job?  It’s sad to watch our kids missing out on the joy of creating art or music, playing sports …

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Anxious vs Anxiety: What's the Difference

Anxious vs Anxiety: What's the Difference | Resources for Exceptional Learners | Scoop.it
What's the difference between feeling anxious and having anxiety, or typical anxiety vs. an anxiety problem in children? Use this chart to see how they differ.
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How do we know when a child is experiencing typical anxiety or when it is more serious?

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Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood | Classroom Resources

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood | Classroom Resources | Resources for Exceptional Learners | Scoop.it
Explore video excerpts and lesson-plans for preschool social and emotional development, courtesy of the Fred Rogers' Company and Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood!
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Social emotional learning with exceptional learners!

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Voice Typing | Google Docs | The Apps Show

Voice typing is transforming our working lives. Yes, dictation software now works for real. In Google Docs, select Tools and Voice Typing. You may need t
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Tutorial on using Voice Typing with Google Docs.

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How We Got Back Our Parenting Power After Years of Mismanaging Meltdowns

How We Got Back Our Parenting Power After Years of Mismanaging Meltdowns | Resources for Exceptional Learners | Scoop.it
They doubted their parenting decisions and mismanaged their child's meltdowns for years. A parent shares what they changed in order to move forward.
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Article affirms a parent's ability to manage meltdowns in a proactive way rather than reactive such as implementing ground rules, consequences and not being will to negotiate or back down from your decision.  With a plan in place there is less likelihood to emotionally react to situations and get swept up in a battle of wills.

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“Dictionary Squared” - Vocabulary Development Tool For Students via @LarryFerlazzo 

“Dictionary Squared” - Vocabulary Development Tool For Students via @LarryFerlazzo  | Resources for Exceptional Learners | Scoop.it
Dictionary Squared is a new, and still in development, tool to help high school students develop vocabulary. Here’s how they describe it, followed by a video. It appears that educators can re…

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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This looks like a great tool for increasing high school vocabulary.  The video is very informative and provide a good overview of its functioning.

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What I Wish You Knew About Parenting a Child With RAD

What I Wish You Knew About Parenting a Child With RAD | Resources for Exceptional Learners | Scoop.it
I would rather have you think that I'm a bad parent than have you think that my child is a monster.
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RAD: Reactive Attachment Disorder

Open your eyes and heart and learn what it is like to parent a child or children with RAD.  

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Evidence-Based Reading Intervention Strategies: Decoding, Fluency, and Comprehension

Evidence-Based Reading Intervention Strategies: Decoding, Fluency, and Comprehension | Resources for Exceptional Learners | Scoop.it
These evidence-based reading intervention strategies recognize the findings that effective instruction addresses alphabetics, fluency, and comprehenison.
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Some of The Best Writing Apps for Elementary Students

Some of The Best Writing Apps for Elementary Students | Resources for Exceptional Learners | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education
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20 Tips to Help De-escalate Interactions With Anxious or Defiant Students | MindShift | KQED News

20 Tips to Help De-escalate Interactions With Anxious or Defiant Students | MindShift | KQED News | Resources for Exceptional Learners | Scoop.it
Interventions and strategic behaviors can help teachers manage students who are acting out or missing out on learning because of behavioral issues.
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How to Boost Emotional Intelligence in Students - March 14th (5pm EST) via #EdSWeb

How to Boost Emotional Intelligence in Students - March 14th (5pm EST) via #EdSWeb | Resources for Exceptional Learners | Scoop.it
In this edWebinar, Maurice J. Elias, Ph.D., and Steven E. Tobias, Psy.D., talk about what emotional intelligence is and why and how you can build valuable EQ skills in your students.

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Brené Brown on Empathy

What is the best way to ease someone's pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create
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Video short on Empathy versus Sympathy with Dr. Brene Brown.  Explains the importance of relating to others with empathy.

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10 steps to developing a powerful professional-learning culture BY THOMAS C. MURRAY

10 steps to developing a powerful professional-learning culture BY THOMAS C. MURRAY | Resources for Exceptional Learners | Scoop.it
BY THOMAS C. MURRAY

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Very thought provoking article on the why and how of professional learning for today's schools.

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It's not just hormones: What’s really happening in the minds of teenage girls?

It's not just hormones: What’s really happening in the minds of teenage girls? | Resources for Exceptional Learners | Scoop.it
In this exclusive excerpt, psychotherapist Lisa Damour uses neuroscience to help parents – and anyone perplexed by teenage girls – understand what’s really going on in their heads
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Every wonder why you spent your teenage years riding waves of emotions or why your teenage daughter is so emotional at times?

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ADHD As A Difference In Cognition, Not A Disorder: Stephen Tonti at TEDxCMU - YouTube

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Dynamic and thought provoking TEDx talk about the cognitive difference of the ADHD mind and how by focusing on the strengths of our students we can empower them to reach their God-given potentials as students and citizens.  

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Tips, Tricks and a Handy Tool for Teaching the R Sound | Mommy Speech Therapy

Tips, Tricks and a Handy Tool for Teaching the R Sound | Mommy Speech Therapy | Resources for Exceptional Learners | Scoop.it
Tips, Tricks and a Handy Tool for Teaching the R Sound
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Some great tips and tricks for making the R sound, one of the most difficult sounds to teach and create.  Included is a nifty tool used by SLP to assist students in making the tongue curl an essential element in making an R sound.

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Math Problem Solver Apps to Help Students with Their Math Homework via Educators' Technology

Math Problem Solver Apps to Help Students with Their Math Homework via Educators' Technology | Resources for Exceptional Learners | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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How to Improve Handwriting in Middle School - Part 1

How to Improve Handwriting in Middle School - Part 1 | Resources for Exceptional Learners | Scoop.it
Handwriting and Middle School - is there hope? Yes! Great strategies from a school based OT in this post. Even if it's illegible, there's hope!
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Some great tips on helping Middle school students improve the legibility of their handwriting.

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