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  Curriculum & Instruction 
  • Ideas to help students whose behavior affects performance
    Students who are struggling need patience and encouragement to build confidence and learn, writes special-education teacher Laurie Wasserman. Wasserman in this blog post shares ideas that she learned during a recent experience with a challenging STEM professional-development project. "I realize that the most valuable lesson I've learned from this STEM grant wasn't how to use the laptop, or navigate the math; it's how I can better approach my students whose behaviors affect their classroom performance," Wasserman writes. MiddleWeb/Two Teachers in a Room blog (3/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Educational Leadership 
  • A collection of gifted-education resources for administrators
    Administrators looking for resources about students who are gifted can access information in the "administrator's toolbox," created by the National Association for Gifted Children, gifted-education teacher Tamara Fisher writes in this blog post. The online collection offers videos and fact sheets of researched-based information outlining the rationale behind gifted education, connecting it to other school practices and accountability, Fisher writes. Education Week Teacher/Unwrapping the Gifted blog (3/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Policy News 
  • Wis. district works on "cultural perspective" in special education
    The Green Bay School District in Wisconsin is working to reduce its disproportionately high number of African-American and Native-American students receiving services for behavioral disorders. The district is focusing on educating staff to avoid expectations that students should fit into a mold, said Claudia Henrickson, the Green Bay district's special-education director. "We need to look at the bigger picture and approach things from a cultural perspective," Henrickson said. Green Bay Press-Gazette (Wis.) (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Eye on Exceptionalities 
  • Many children with autism overcome delayed speech
    U.S. researchers looked at 535 children with autism spectrum disorder who did not attain phrase speech before age 4 and found that 70% acquired phrase speech and 47% acquired fluent speech after age 4. Children with higher scores in nonverbal intelligence tests and lower levels of social impairment were more likely to overcome language delays, and sooner, the study in the journal Pediatrics showed. News (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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