A love letter to our teachers…

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There you stand. One against many. Covered in chalk dust, you wonder, “Did it work?” “Is it in there?” “Do you understand me?” And your mind goes back to Sunday night as you stare at the well-worn notebook that contains your copious notes, full of graphite marks and inked circles. The hours of painstaking review… Read more »

How to talk about Autism: 3 Useful Videos for Your Classroom

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Unlike many illnesses, Autism is especially difficult to discuss because we are still looking to understand just what it is and how Autism works. So how can you use this opportunity to teach your students about Autism, what it is, and how they can help? In today’s internet age it’s easy. In fact, these 3… Read more »

Using sign language in the classroom

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, Bulletin Board, Classroom, Kindergarten, Language, Pre-K, Special Education.

Using sign language in a classroom setting can help boost memory, assist with language development and literacy skills, and aid children with learning disabilities. Marine Science And More shares some ideas for you to get started! Sign language is an indispensable, multisensory teaching tool that can assist children with cognitive and language development skills such… Read more »

Teaching through move/dance and freeze games

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, Bulletin Board, Classroom, Games, Kindergarten, Music, Pre-K, Special Education.

Action Songs for Teaching and Learning! Special education and Al shares 10 great variations of the move and freeze game for teaching younger kids anything from shapes, to numbers, to you name it! Freeze games have stood the test of time and there is a reason. They are nutrition for our brains. Brains always seek more… Read more »

Adapting books for students with special needs

Posted under Bulletin Board, Reading, Special Education, Speech Therapy.

This tip from Keep Speaking 2 Me provides some ideas and how-to information for adapting books for students who have difficulty accessing print because of motor, visual, or literacy impairments. Students with special needs rarely get sufficient reading instruction or even shared reading time. Add to that the difficulty students with disabilities have with accessing books by… Read more »

Getting students with special needs ready for back to school

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Back to school transition time can be stressful for kids, and it can be especially stressful for kids with special needs. Keep Speaking 2 Me shares some tips for helping children with special needs transition to the new schedule for back to school. Transitions happen everywhere in our lives. We change settings, activities, communication partners. Often,… Read more »

Autism Awareness Month: Setting up an autism classroom on a budget

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With Autism Awareness Month coming to a close, our friends at Autism Classroom give us some ways to save money on the materials and items used to design the classroom. Designing the classroom is an important element in creating the type of room that fosters successful students. When designing a room, a teacher can use… Read more »