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Today we have a guest post from educational therapist Diana Kennedy.  I connected with her through LinkedIn, and was inspired by her blog post about a student with Fragile X syndrome that she has worked with as first, a special education teacher, and later, as an educational therapist.   Diana’s business is Mindspark – Custom Learning...
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Principal:  ”Okay, I think we’re ready to start.  Who wants to get the ball rolling?”‘ School Psychologist:  ”Well, I ran him through some tests, but his attention was all over the place.  He kept looking at a part of the wall in my office where the plaster had fallen off, and said he saw a battleship fighting a...
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A new study at Michigan State suggests that there is limited vocabulary instruction in kindergarten classes across the U.S., particularly for those students living at the poverty level.  The is problematic because numerous studies have noted how building a good vocabulary right from start of schooling is directly related to later academic achievement and to success in a...
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Today I did an online chat (text-based), which was sponsored by Education Week Teacher, and moderated by Associate Editor Liana Heitin.  Basically the way it worked was, people from around the country (and the world, too, I think) sent in questions that everyone could see in a window on their browser, and then I’d answer...
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Calling all educators!  Want to create an atmosphere in your school or classroom that is based upon the positive attributes of all your students?  Want to meet the needs of kids with special needs by creating IEPs and learning strategies that are based on their strengths?  Then watch this free webinar sponsored by ASCD that...
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