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Special Education: Federal Law vs. State Law

justice-914229_640Every student who gets special education is covered by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). In many areas, IDEA leaves room for states to interpret the rules and pass their own laws on how to apply them. Read more »

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Strategies to Support Anxious Kids in the Classroom [presentation] [video]

In this Teacher Education session presented by Monique Gonzalez and Gabrielle Bernal, learn about some strategies you can use in your own classroom to support your anxious students so that they can be more successful at school. Read more »

Community Education

Strategies for Parents of Kids with ADHD [presentation] [video]

In this Community Education session, neuropsychologist Christina Young discusses the challenges of raising and child with ADHD and offers practical strategies you use that can make a big difference for your child. Read more »

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Human Rights Campaign [web resource]

human rights campaignHuman Rights Campaign (HRC) advocates for LGBTQ equality and educates the public about LGBTQ issues. Being supported at home, in school and in the community is important for all children and youth – especially lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning/queer (LGBTQ) youth. From creating an inclusive learning environment for students – whether a student is in the process of transitioning or she has two moms – to understanding the challenges and resiliency of LGBTQ youth, HRC provides a wealth of resources for supporting LGBTQ youth. Read more »

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How to Teach Frustration Tolerance to Kids

m_frustratedMany young children struggle with frustration tolerance. Anger and frustration are powerful emotions, and children’s reactions can be intense in the moment. As adults, we know when our anger buttons are pushed. We know what we need to do to work through something frustrating in an appropriate manner. Kids, however, don’t enter this world with a pocket full of frustration management skills. Read more »

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Educational Leadership: Mental Health in Schools

mental health in schoolsEducating the whole child includes caring for the mental health of students. The December 2017/January 2018 issue of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development‘s flagship magazine, Educational Leadership, offers insights for educators on difficult topics like depression, anxiety, addiction and trauma, and how schools can help affected students thrive. Read more »

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The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity [web resource] [downloadable]

Yale Center DyslexiaThe Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity conducts dyslexia research, and it is a leading source of advocacy and information to better the lives of people with dyslexia.

The resources are organized by audience and topic, with sections for students (and adults) with dyslexia, for parents of children with dyslexia, and for educators.

You may wish to start with a few of these… Read more »

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The State of the World’s Children 2017: Children in a Digital World [downloadable]

unicefreportonmediauseUNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfill their potential.

Each year, UNICEF’s flagship publication, The State of the World’s Children, closely examines a key issue affecting children. The State of the World’s Children 2017: Children in a Digital World examines the ways in which digital technology has already changed children’s lives and life chances – and explores what the future may hold. Read more »

These Phrases May Be Code Words for “I’m Anxious”

As children, it can often be difficult to effectively communicate what we’re feeling.

What’s wrong with me?
Can’t we stay home?
Don’t leave me.

We might think whatever’s going on in our head is “normal,” so asking for help never even crosses our minds. Or maybe because we didn’t quite understand what was going on, we did the best we could in those moments of struggle to “reach out” in our own little ways. Read more »

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Are You Dyslexia Aware? Take This Short Quiz to Find Out

children-studying-670663_640Dyslexic learners struggle in school and often do not receive the help they need due to a lack of educator and parental awareness. In order to reverse the negative academic trajectory these students often face, awareness is a crucial first step in helping learners get the help they need.

How much do you know about dyslexia? Read more »

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