Q&A: Ideas on teaching life skills to students | Report shines light on counselor, student ratio | Strategies for supporting teacher leaders
February 9, 2018
CONNECT WITH SMARTBRIEF LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+
SmartBrief on Special Education
News for special education professionals
SIGN UP ⋅   FORWARD
Curriculum & Instruction
Q&A: Ideas on teaching life skills to students
Q&A: Ideas on teaching life skills to students
(Pixabay)
Colorado special-education teacher Wendi Sussman says having a school store gives her students with special needs a chance to practice life skills. In this Q&A, she describes how she teaches life skills and builds relationships with her students.
Chalkbeat/Colorado (2/7) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
 
Report shines light on counselor, student ratio
Report shines light on counselor, student ratio
(Pixabay)
The ratio of school counselors to students has not improved since the 2004-05 school year, according to a report by the National Association for College Admission Counseling and the American School Counselor Association. Data show the average student-counselor ratio was 482 to 1 in 2014-15 -- up from 479 to 1 a decade earlier.
Education Week (tiered subscription model) (2/8) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
 
Making science stick
Hands-on learning in the science classroom sets objects and concepts within a real-world context. Students connect theory to experience and learning sticks. Get more insights on effective science instruction from the Smithsonian's Carol O'Donnell in this SmartFocus on Hands-on Science.
ADVERTISEMENT
Educational Leadership
Strategies for supporting teacher leaders
Strategies for supporting teacher leaders
(Pixabay)
Teachers who desire to become leaders need support, asserts Fred Ende, assistant director of curriculum and instructional services for Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. In this blog post, he offers three ways teacher leaders can be supported in their journeys.
SmartBrief/Education (2/7) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
 
Technology Trends
Kids with autism relate to Milo the robot
A robot named Milo that displays a wide range of facial expressions and never tires of repeating has helped students with autism at a middle school in Elgin, Texas. Studies of how such children work with and establish rapport with robots are underway by more than two dozen universities, said Richard Margolin, chief technology officer at RoboKind, Milo's manufacturer.
KXAN-TV (Austin, Texas) (2/8) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
Other News
Policy News
Schools investigated for disability bias now on federal website
All schools and colleges under investigation of discriminating against students with disabilities are being listed on the US Department of Education's website under a new policy. Previously, only discrimination cases involving sexual maltreatment were carried on the site.
Disability Scoop (2/8) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
Eye on Exceptionalities
Md. mulls ban on contact sports for some youths
Md. mulls ban on contact sports for some youths
(Pixabay)
Students in Maryland would not be allowed to play tackle football or other contact sports on public fields before high school under legislation being considered by state lawmakers. The proposal stems from concerns about students' health, including head injuries.
The Baltimore Sun (2/6),  USA Today (2/6) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
 
Other News
  
  
Confusion is a word we have invented for an order which is not understood.
Henry Miller,
writer
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
  
  
Sign Up
SmartBrief offers 200+ newsletters
Advertise
Learn more about the SmartBrief audience
Subscriber Tools:
Contact Us:
Advertising  -  Michael Wertz
Editor  -  Katharine Haber
Contributing Editor  -  Debra Lemoine
Mailing Address:
SmartBrief, Inc.®, 555 11th ST NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20004
© 1999-2018 SmartBrief, Inc.®
Privacy policy |  Legal Information