Archive of 2010 November

Behind the Schoolhouse Door: Eight Skills Every Teacher Should Have Thumbnail

Behind the Schoolhouse Door: Eight Skills Every Teacher Should Have

Posted on November 11, 2010

The story is told of a boy who was seen searching frantically for a coin he had lost. It was dark. The boy was down on his hands and knees beneath the corner street light looking for his coin. He was very intent. A man happened by and asked the boy what he was looking for. It went like this: Boy: “I dropped a coin and I’m trying to find it.” Man: “Where did you drop the coin?” Boy: “Oh, buy I dropped it over there, discount ” as he pointed to a spot well beyond the area illum

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Structuring an Effective Meeting

Posted on November 11, 2010

“Unlike other professionals, pills and despite near-universal agreement on the importance of teaming, health teachers do not work in teams. They do not prepare lessons and assessments together, decease and they do not test and refine their lessons regularly on the basis of assessment results.” - Mike Schmoker “The traditional school often functions as a collection of independent contractors united by a common parking lot.” - Robert Eaker As LANGUAGE! teachers, now is the time to stop

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Response to Intervention: Tiers Two and Three – Reflections on Dr. Evelyn Johnson’s UMTA Presentation Thumbnail

Response to Intervention: Tiers Two and Three – Reflections on Dr. Evelyn Johnson’s UMTA Presentation

Posted on November 11, 2010

HOT, medical new, price cool Utah Legislature passes SB150; READING REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENT ADVANCEMENT This bill requires that students in first, second, and third grades read at or above grade level prior to advancing to the next grade, with certain exceptions. This bill generally prohibits a school district from promoting a student in first, second, and third grades to the next grade level if the child is not reading at or above grade level. Districts/charters must provide parents with

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Neurodiversity Pride

Posted on November 11, 2010

CONSIDERATIONS IN TEACHING MORE ADVANCED STUDENTS WITH AUTISM, unhealthy ASPERGER SYNDROME AND OTHER PERVASIVE DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS In this guide, the three terms used above will be referenced as “AS” or “the spectrum” Talents: Many students on the spectrum demonstrate exceptional abilities in a vast array of skills and talents.  These can include but are not limited to: exceptional memory, mathematical skills, calendar projections, Computers, music, exceptionally early and advan

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Considerations in Teaching More Advanced Students With Autism, Asperger Syndrome and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders

Posted on November 11, 2010

We have probably all found ourselves in a social situation that wasn't comfortable or pleasant. Perhaps the group already knew each other and you were the newcomer. It is also possible that you didn't know how to become involved in the conversation or the group didn’t try to include you. Maybe the topic of discussion was something that you knew very little about or didn't capture your interests. Maybe you found your mind wandering to other topics or wishing you were someplace else. Even worse,

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Assessment of Children Suspected of Having Autism Spectrum Disorders

Posted on November 11, 2010

In "Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard" (Heath & Heath, viagra approved 2010) the authors share an analogy for change of a rider on an elephant. The rider represents the logical side of a person. The elephant represents an individual's motivation. In seeking to bring about change you should address both the rider and elephant in ourselves and others.  People have to be motivated to move and know where to go and how to get there. As change agents we can also make progress poss

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The Individuality of Asperger Syndrome

Posted on November 11, 2010

On March 27, health 2007 our beautiful baby boy was born.  He was perfect in every way. Ten little toes, ten little fingers, beautiful bright blue eyes just like his older siblings. Mason was a sweet little boy, maybe a tad bit fussier then a mother or father would hope for, but overall a delight to our family. That first year of life was so fun, he nailed every expected milestone at or ahead of the doctor’s expectations. One of the first things that tipped us off that something was no

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Helping Students with Autism—Tips for Educators

Posted on November 11, 2010

Essential tips for teaching students with autism spectrum disorders produced by Easter Seals and made available by the American Federation of Teachers. This publication covers common characteristics of students on the spectrum, general teacher tips, teaching social skills, behavioral concerns, and collaborating with families.

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GOOOOAAAALLLL!!!!!!

Posted on November 11, 2010

We have probably all found ourselves in a social situation that wasn't comfortable or pleasant. Perhaps the group already knew each other and you were the newcomer. It is also possible that you didn't know how to become involved in the conversation or the group didn’t try to include you. Maybe the topic of discussion was something that you knew very little about or didn't capture your interests. Maybe you found your mind wandering to other topics or wishing you were someplace else. Even wors

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Distinguishing Difference from Disability: The Common Causes of Racial/Ethnic Disproportionality in Special Education Thumbnail

Distinguishing Difference from Disability: The Common Causes of Racial/Ethnic Disproportionality in Special Education

Posted on November 11, 2010

WOODCOCK JOHNSON IV UPDATE  As part of my role at the UPDC, click I have been the specialist responsible for teaching standardized assessments, and in particular the WJ III. The newest version is due to be released this June, and I have been asked many questions regarding the changes and my observations concerning possible adoption and training. To date, there has been very little specific information released regarding the newest incarnation of the Woodcock suite of assessments. I participat

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