Special Education

If you currently have students with AAC needs in your classroom, it can be a truly rewarding experience to watch a low-verbal or nonverbal child finally use their first word or phrase. Here are three key ideas you should keep in mind when building your AAC classroom.

Special Education

Are you wondering how to implement a co-teaching model and make it successful for teachers and students at your school? Co-teaching can be a rewarding experience when planning and communication are in place from the beginning. Here are five practical tips you can use to get started.

Book Lists

Spring break is approaching. Whereas before you did not have enough time to read, now, you have enough to go through some great finds. If you’re a book person, there are plenty of interesting reads to help you unwind and gain new perspectives. As an educator, among those you should include in your list are young adult books and children’s books. Here, we will enumerate the 10 top books to read over spring break.

Social-Emotional Learning

School faculty members know a range of techniques for helping to support the educational needs of their students, but what about the social-emotional needs? Far too many students are struggling with social-emotional needs, yet teachers are unaware or uncertain of how to handle them. Often, these students can be severely withdrawn from their peers or they can have a hard time following the rules and procedures of the classroom. So how can we identify and support students with social-emotional needs?

ClassroomProfessional Development

It is a fact that in the teaching profession, it remains important to learn and grow to improve your knowledge and skills. This not only makes you infinitely more employable, it also makes you better at your craft. Looking at skills you can develop to help your students succeed while improving your own teaching strategies is essential. When you look at how teachers should set goals for their continued professional development, there are a number of aspects that can be taken into account.

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Goal setting helps students choose what direction they want to go and achieve what they want to do. The process of setting goals also helps them determine what they have to focus on and improve. Moreover, it motivates them to become successful not only in school, but also in life. In this article, we will provide tips on how to set goals with students.

Social-Emotional Learning

The holiday season is filled with expectations of joy, excitement, and happiness. But while it’s a very happy time for many, it can be a difficult time for some, exacerbating feelings of anxiety and depression. Many students, particularly those in poverty and those who have experienced loss or trauma, struggle emotionally during the holiday season. This shows up in their behavior at school, either through outbursts, aggressive behavior, being withdrawn, sad, or angry. In this post, we will give teachers some tips on how to help students emotionally through the holiday season.

Behavior

It is extremely important to keep control and manage your class to be able to teach effectively. However, learning how to reduce misbehavior in the classroom can be quite complicated. Consistency is key. You should have a plan of action for those who overstep the boundaries. Build relationships with the students that help them to learn while managing their emotions. Positive relationships help students grow emotionally and allow them to make decisions responsibly when it comes to their interactions in the classroom. More importantly, you should keep students engaged and focused.

Classroom

Many students may be eager to learn, but not all are able to. That is why it’s important to inspire them to retain their interest. Student engagement is extremely important, and a teacher needs to motivate students to achieve their best. In this article, you will learn how to inspire students to study.

TeachersUncategorized

Starting a new school year can be nerve-wracking and exciting at the same time. When looking at how to start the new school year on a positive note, teachers may need to take a step back. There are a few things you can do before the school year starts that will make it easier to start off the year in the right frame of mind and reduce the stress.

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