special education

You Missed A Show? Missed a show?  How could you? Okay, besides you have a family and the show is on early Sunday mornings. Then here’s your chance to catch up.  I’ll be posting full breakouts of all the shows we did in 2009 but in the meantime check out any of the shows that […]

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We spoke with Barabara Coloroso about her book “The Bully, The Bullied and the Bystander”. We first came across her in the Costco Connection magazine, believe it or not, and thought she had some good information and good approaches.  Coincidentally enough in the last couple of months we’d had a couple of parents talk to us […]

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Genocide seem like a strong word to use? You may not think so after reading the full story.

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OT Plan – Great Site!

by Steve on 9, April, 2009

I just found this site online and think it’s a great site and phenomenal tool for schools, OT’s and especially parents.  You pick what skill you want to work and what tools you have available and it gives you skills games/drills/tips that you can do.  Very well laid out, clear and easy to follow and […]

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“Teachers aren’t trained to handle that,” said Dr. Roger Pierangelo, executive director of the National Association of Special Education Teachers.

“When you have an out-of-control student threatening your class — it’s not right and it can be very damaging — but seclusion is used as a ‘quick fix’ in many cases.”

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An Interview with Laura Johnson from the University Of Toledo. I really don’t like the way that she phrases and refers to some of the topics in this interview HOWEVER, I do think that some of the strategies and insight that she brings to the topic are not only interesting but VERY RELEVANT as a […]

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Vocabulary Cartoons – A Cool Tool

by Steve on 15, December, 2008

I haven’t purchased these yet but in going through the samples it looks like a cool tool for those kids (and adults) who are strongly visually oriented. Grades 3rd and up but the idea would work for younger children too.

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Ordered by the U.S. Department of Education to reassess the qualifications of its special education teachers, the Michigan Department of Education reported in June that about half of the core classes offered to special education students in self-contained classrooms offered instruction by non-highly qualified teachers.

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Even more eyebrow-raising, the research questioned whether a predominantly female teaching force is causing more boys to be labeled as behavior problems because women may struggle in handling the sometimes rambunctious nature of boys. It also questioned whether boys may respond better to a coachlike sternness found in some male teachers.

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