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Poetry Walk Jumpstart poetry writing in your class! Poetry walks give students a way to "write about what they know." Before heading outdoors, read aloud a few poems that are rich in descriptive language. Then, take your class on a walk around the neighborhood to observe and collect sensory images from their direct experience with nature. Students can bring a poetry journal with them to write down descriptive words as they observe, listen, smell, and touch things outside the classroom.

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Collaboration Five Ways to Collaborate With Families of Students with Disabilities From the Marshall Memo #435 “Families’ involvement in their children’s education stands out as one of the greatest predictors of growth and well-being for students with disabilities,” say Caitlin Edwards (Nashville Public Schools) and Alexandra Da Fonte (Vanderbilt University) in this Teaching Exceptional Children article. What It Is and Why It Matters "All learning has an emotional base."-- Plato The ability to express and control our own emotions is important, but so is our ability to understand, interpret, and respond to the emotions of others. Imagine a world where you couldn't understand when a friend was feeling sad or when a co-worker was angry. Psychologists refer to this ability as emotional intelligence, and some experts even suggest that it can be more important than IQ.

» Why French Kids Don’t Have ADHD In the United States, At Least 9% Of School-Aged Children Have Been Diagnosed With ADHD, And Are Taking Pharmaceutical Medications. By Bob In France, the percentage of kids diagnosed and medicated for ADHD is less than .5%. How come the epidemic of ADHD—which has become firmly established in the United States—has almost completely passed over children in France? Is ADHD a biological-neurological disorder? Surprisingly, the answer to this question depends on whether you live in France or in the United States.

The Inclusive Class: Top 10 Websites for the Inclusive Classroom Teachers love a great resource! Especially a resource that is free and at their fingertips - literally. That's why I put together a list of 10 outstanding websites that teachers can use in the inclusive classroom (or any classroom, for that matter!). It was difficult to narrow the list down to 10, given all the websites that are available on the internet! However each site listed was chosen for content that I feel is unique or more substantial than what others had to offer. And, finally, these sites are in no particular order.

10 Of The Best Educational Online Games Danger Zone Students are faced with serious global issues to tackle in this fantastic character-based game. They have to use different skills to solve a challenge like combating a deadly airborne illness using test-samples, note-taking and learning along the way! Autism Research Institute Written by Stephen M. Edelson, Ph.D. 'Learning styles' is a concept which attempts to describe the methods by which people gain information about their environment. People can learn through seeing (visually), hearing (auditorily), and/or through touching or manipulating an object (kinesthetically or 'hands-on' learning). ERIC Note: Many web browsers do not support telnet or TN3270. How to order documents ERIC references with an ED number are from ERIC's Resources in Education database and are typically research papers and other monographs.

A Guide to Adult ADHD Are you always late? The reasons why could surprise you. ADHD Affects Adults, Too! Digital Differentiation Technology is a tool that can be used to help teachers facilitate learning experiences that address the diverse learning needs of all students and help them develop 21st Century Skills. At it's most basic level, digital tools can be used to help students find, understand and use information. When combined with student-driven learning experiences fueled by Essential Questions offering flexible learning paths, it can be the ticket to success. Here is a closer look at three components of effectively using technology as a tool for digital differentiation.

Forensic Firsts Forensic Clues Mouseover clues on the crimes scene to uncover special bonus content. Watch Video Watch the Sneak Peak See how ruthless murderers are brought down by revolutionary forensic techniques. The Learning Styles of Children with ASD By Bethany McCabe, MS, OTR/L Both children on the autism spectrum and their neurotypical peers learn best when they are exposed to various learning styles and teaching methods. Studies have shown that uncovering and supporting children’s favored learning styles can improve performance in all areas. To understand how a child learns best, it helps to understand what type of learning environment a child responds to organically. First, there is visual style learning. In this category, children rely on their sense of sight, and best learn from books, videos, charts, pictures and color coding methods.

IEP special education IDEA 504 NCLB ect. IEP, Special education , Section 504 , ADA, St Human Rights, NCLB , ect., disabilities' rights group to educate and support one another, so please expect to be reasonably available to interact with fellow members when requesting assistance. Also, list-owner cannot type like she used to so you will need to call her as shown in the repeated email on consultations the group gets. Our FB sister group (send list-owner your email addy to get an invite!) 1st Step! When you ask for a list of "good IEP goals," you are putting the cart before the horse! Do not include curriculum goals 15 Tips for ADHD Students Homework time is an ongoing challenge when parenting children with ADHD. After sitting in school all day, it can sometimes be impossible for them to sit still again at home to work again. The following are ten tips for families to survive homework time. Make a Homework Supply Box

50 Useful Apps For Students With Reading Disabilities Whether you’re the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you’re undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability. While there are numerous technologies out there that can help, perhaps one of the richest is the iPad, which offers dozens of applications designed to meet the needs of learning disabled kids and beginning readers alike. Here, we highlight just a few of the amazing apps out there that can help students with a reading disability improve their skills not only in reading, writing, and spelling, but also get a boost in confidence and learn to see school as a fun, engaging activity, not a struggle.

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