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Special Needs – Teacher Resources

Special Needs – Teacher Resources
Highlights 2016 Presidential Elections Election season is here. Help your students understand the process of our national elections, from the President down to local representatives, with our election activities. Read short biographies of presidential candidates Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) and Donald Trump (R), explore mock election ideas, create presidential trading cards, learn election vocabulary, play election bingo and more! October Calendar of Events October is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum! Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Rosh Hashanah (begins sundown 10/2), World Space Week (10/4-10), World Teacher Day (10/5), Earth Science Week (10/9-15), Teen Read Week (10/9-15), Columbus Day (10/10), Metric Week (10/10-16), Chemistry Week (10/16-22), Black Poetry Day (10/17), Make a Difference Day (10/22), Black Tuesday (10/29/1929), and Halloween (10/31). Halloween Happy Halloween!

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Classroom Interventions for Students with Traumatic Brain Injuries Julie M. Bowen, Preventing School Failure ABSTRACT: Students who have sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) return to the school setting with a range of cognitive, psychosocial, and physical deficits that can significantly affect their academic functioning. Successful educational reintegration for students with TBI requires careful assessment of each child’s unique needs and abilities and the selection of classroom interventions designed to meet those needs.

Teaching Special Kids: Online Resources, Special Education Curriculum Finding strategies for working with special needs students can be a challenge for full-time special education teachers, let alone teachers who work on a part-time basis with kids facing challenges . Education World understands the problems you face and offers online resources that can help you better understand -- and help -- students with special needs. Today, almost every classroom includes a number of students who are dealing with a disability -- either physical, educational, emotional, or a combination of all three. As a teacher, you probably find yourself looking for information and resources that will help you effectively teach those students and help them learn successfully.

itled Graduate Academic Certificate The Transition Specialist Certificate is designed for individuals who hold at minimum a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education and who desire to provide special education transition services to students in middle and/or high school settings. Admission Requirements 1) Hold at least a Bachelor's Degree in Special Education and a valid teaching certificate at the secondary level.2) Meet the requirements for admission to the Toulouse Graduate School.3) Complete and file an application indicating your intention to work toward this certificate.4) Successfully complete at least one full year as a teacher of students with disabilities at the middle and/or high school levels. Top 200 Special Education Apps As a reader of this blog, you might have noticed that Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has a particular focus on the use of iPad in education other than any other tablet in the market.We do in fact love other tablets especially Motorolla Xoom, Samsung GalaxyTab 10.1, and LG Optimus tablet and we do believe they have a promising potential in education as well but for now it seems that iPad is leading the mobile learning revolution. This is probably due to the kind of investment Apple is having in education. The folks in Apple have taken the issue seriously and they are intent on monopolizing the educational market. From iBook Author to iPad Mini, their success is just unbelievable to the point that some school boards in the States and Canada have already started adopting iPad as learning tools in the classrooms and some in the form of 1:1 environments. Check it out and share with us your suggestions iPhone, iPad and iPod touch Apps for (Special) Education source : edudemic

Special Needs highlights Healthy Smile Checklist for Kids Have better dental check-ups with this free printable checklist that helps keep your child flossing, brushing, and smiling! Brought to you by Philips Sonicare. Teacher Burnout: What Are the Warning Signs? In his landmark book, Beyond Burnout (Routledge), Cary Cherniss used intensive case study research to identify factors most likely to lead to teacher burnout: Lack of adequate preparation for dealing with the kinds of learning and behavior problems that teachers face in the classroom. Teachers who feel a sense of accomplishment don't burnout. Lack of autonomy Teachers think of themselves as professionals, and they resent interference from administrators, parents, board members, and others who usually have little idea about what it's like to teach today. Difficult student behavior This factor is related to the first one.

Assistive Technology in the Classroom The Apps Have It iPads and tablets are changing the face of special education By Valle Dwight The past three years have seen a sea change in the use of technology in special education. Post-graduate certifications and specializations in education Expand on your master’s degree with a state certification or DelVal specialization program. These shorter curriculums help teachers and administrators meet the requirements for administrative or supervisory state certifications or add academic credentials with one of DelVal’s specialization sequences. The three-credit courses are offered as part of the overall master’s in education curriculum, all of which are also part of a degree requirement program. Courses follow the same on-campus or online, accelerated, blended format. curricula BY CERTIFICATION/SPECIALIZATION AREA

This webiste is the ultimate teacher resource. It has a lot of different links to resources. There is information on learning disabilities, assessments and 504 plans, ADHD, IEP's, and behavior modifications. In addition there are also information on Autism, Asperger Syndrome, and using assistive technology in classrooms. Also, the website provides lesson plans and tips on time management and discipline. by tishaynna Feb 25

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