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March 21, 2013
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  Curriculum & Instruction 
  • Using movement to help students learn
    Kinesthetic teaching can be extremely powerful for educators who understand the connection between school curriculum and creative movement, writes Susan Griss, author of "Minds in Motion: A Kinesthetic Approach to Teaching Elementary Curriculum." In one example, students would be asked to "show" the teacher a certain image or idea -- allowing students to move their bodies to demonstrate the lesson. "By teaching through the universal language of movement, we can offer a chance for real success to children who may be caught in a spiral of academic failure," Griss writes. Education Week Teacher (premium article access compliments of (3/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

Are your students bored? Beat Boredom gives you proven, out-of-the-box strategies and activities for engaging high school students in any class. You'll see how to generate active engagement and move way beyond traditional passive memorization of information. Informed by a survey of 800+ high school graduates. Preview the entire book!
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  • Is nomination for labor secretary a mixed blessing?
    The nomination of Thomas Perez -- head of the civil rights division at the U.S. Department of Justice -- for U.S. Department of Labor secretary has some disability-rights advocates concerned about who may take over that role. Perez has been aggressive in pursuing disability rights, such as securing agreements in Virginia and Georgia to dismantle institutional settings in favor of community placements. However, advocates also hope Perez will promote the rights of workers with disabilities if chosen for the new role. Disability Scoop (3/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • CDC: 1 in 50 school-age children has autism
    The number of parent-reported diagnosed autism cases in the U.S. significantly increased, from 1 in 88 in 2007 to 1 in every 50 schoolchildren between 2011 and 2012, CDC researchers said. They looked at data from a national telephone survey and found that the increase was higher for boys and older children than girls and younger children. Experts said the higher numbers are likely a result of officials getting better at counting children with autism, rather than a true increase in prevalence. National Public Radio/The Associated Press (3/20), USA Today (3/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

When you walk into a successful math classroom, what should you see, hear, and feel? Math Sense helps teachers self-assess, distills the key components of a good lesson, and offers ideas for improving classroom spaces, discourse, and engagement. Preview the entire book!

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  • Have you heard? CEC's got a new online community for members!
    The new CECommunity is an interactive member-focused place where you can find content that will enhance your practice, connect with your peers and find the inspiration you need to do the difficult but rewarding work that is special and gifted education. Connect, collaborate and share in the CECommunity today! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CEC in San Antonio: Policy and Advocacy events at CEC13!
    The CEC Convention & Expo will be in San Antonio, April 3-6, and our new blog is the place for attendees and exhibitors to get up-to-date information, fun facts, and recommendations on all things convention and San Antonio. Learn more about policy and advocacy events at CEC13 and how you can get involved. Find out more information in CEC in San Antonio! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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