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K-12 Education in 2031 Dramatic Changes Coming

As we restart education after being dramatically impacted by COVID-19, we should step back a minute and ask what we have learned and what will the future of education hold. Clearly, learning has suffered in large, online environments where full clas... More >>

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Ensuring Best Outcomes for Students with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and Autism Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

Organizations providing intensive behavioral services to students diagnosed with autism and intellectual/developmental disabilities faced immediate and unprecedented challenges due to COVID-19. As data surrounding the novel virus and how to combat i... More >>

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Top Tips for Preventing Cyberbullying

  What is Cyberbullying? Types of Cyberbullying Cyberbullying Statistics Who Cyberbullies and Why? Dangers of Cyberbullying Ways To Prevent Cyberbullying Recognize the Signs of Cyberbullying Advice... More >>

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GOING BEYOND Traditional Teacher Induction Programs

Rigorous academic state standards, high stakes testing, school district policies, and a shortage of confidence add to the challenges that a first-year teacher experiences in the classroom. Recent graduates of teacher training programs are certified ... More >>

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Coding Empowers Students

With the increasing impact of technology in nearly every sector of the global business environment, coding has become a necessary language and skillset in the digital age. It is important for kids — both boys and girls — to start learning the langua... More >>

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Socially Distanced Learning Causing Worry? Help Children Process Emotions Through Play

With the 2020/21 school year under way and various education options implemented nationwide, parents and kids alike are feeling a full spectrum of emotions. Many parents are searching for ways to best help their children emotionally process these ne... More >>

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Social Emotional Solutions: Evaluating School Climate Using Adaptive and Innovative Technology

Surveys are a critical part of early intervention and school improvement strategies. But the survey tool that you implement must enable you to use best practices while embracing new strategies and technologies. More >>

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Improving our schools: From Promise, to Practice

Turn on the radio, and you’ll hear Andy Williams sing about how it’s the most wonderful time of the year—thanks in large part to the parties, sweet treats and festivities of the holiday season. But as a middle school science teacher for the past 10 ... More >>

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Developing a Personal Brand The Younger, The Better

Challenge Let’s start with a challenge: I challenge each of you as school administrators to walk into a small classroom of students and ask how many of them have a personal brand. Take count as to how many students raise their hands. Will it ... More >>

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Building Bridges to a Strong School Community

Schools with a strong sense of community are positive places where children, parents, and staff all work together in an environment that has the potential to help each individual find success. Creating that sense of community is similar to building ... More >>

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How to Be a Teacher and Have a Life

Promote, Not Guarantee No matter what grade or subject we teach, our work is to promote the long-term flourishing of kids. That verb, promote, is important. We cannot guarantee, force, or omnipotently deign that our students will go on to lea... More >>

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Independent Specialized Schools Why they exist and why people work for them

Meeting the needs of students with special needs requires a wide array of specialized services and the expertise of many professionals. The vast majority of children with special needs are served in public schools. The public school setting has many... More >>

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The Case for Senior Seminar

Seeking to to help incoming ninth grade students transition successfully, many high schools have instituted a dedicated course often referred to as freshman seminar. But what about the transition out of high school? What do our junior and senior s... More >>

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WHAT EVERY TEACHER SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CHILDREN WITH AUTISM

As more children with autism are served in public school classrooms, teachers need skills to meet their needs. Autism is a highly variable disability, which makes it difficult to train teachers how to best support students with autism in inclusive e... More >>

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Fires on the Water

In the late 1960s, a fire on the Cuyohoga River in Cleveland as a result of industrial pollution became a galvanizing image in the environmental movement and was credited in part with garnering the support to create the EPA. This led in 1972 to the ... More >>

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