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Abdominal Pain in Kids: Anxiety-Related or Something More?

It’s not uncommon for kids to complain of abdominal pain around the start of the school year, before a big test, sports game or performance — when their stress and anxiety levels can be at an all-time high. Read more »

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Education Redesign Lab at Harvard Graduate School of Education Calls for Personalized Success Plans for Students [downloadable]

education redesign lab success plans 477The Education Redesign Lab released a new report identifying personalized Success Plans as a promising strategy to support children both in and outside of school, along with a toolkit to guide communities to develop and implement  Success Plans. Read more »

Building Self-Advocacy Skills in Students [presentation]

Before we can expect students to self-advocate, they need to recognize and embrace their innate strengths, character attributes and areas of challenge. Once they can do this, then we can help them progress towards Self-Determination. Chris Harris, MEd, Director of EBC Schools at CHC, examines this well researched theory and show how it serves as the foundation for students exercising self-advocacy at school. Read more »

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Sibling Issues: When There is a Challenging and Challenged Child in the Family [presentation]

So much attention goes to a child with special needs, you may wonder how you can also support their siblings. This presentation will help you identify certain predictable behaviors that siblings of a challenged child exhibit as the family “grows up.” Read more »

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Sleepy Teens: What is Really Going On? [presentation] [video]

Rafael Pelayo, MD, Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences—Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine talks about strategies that can be used to help teens get enough sleep. Gain a greater understanding of why teens seem to be so sleepy and sleep’s impact on mental health. Read more »

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Learning Differences Guide from the Education Redesign Lab [downloadable]

learning differences 474How can we build a system of supports and opportunities that addresses young people’s unique needs, including those with learning differences?  This resource guide examines strategies for creating high-quality programs and services that are responsive to the needs of all young people, including those with learning differences. Read more »

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Gen Z Takeover: As Demand for Mental Health Services Grows, Colleges Give Students New Tools

mental health support 473Four in 10 incoming college freshmen in the fall of 2016 reported feeling “overwhelmed” by their responsibilities, compared to 28% in 2000, according to research from the Higher Education Research Institute. Read more »

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Listening to Stories: Not Just for Elementary Kids

reading 472Read-alouds are pretty much a daily standard in elementary schools. But in middle school? Not as much.

Melissa Moens, language arts teacher at Crossroads Middle School, in Northview, Michigan, thinks reading aloud to tweens is important— so much so, she makes it a point to read aloud to her seventh-graders twice every week. Read more »

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Many Students Don’t Know How to Study. Here’s How Parents Can Help.

studyskills471Researchers and experienced educators have found that often students don’t have good study habits and skills, or that they rely on strategies that don’t work, frequently at the urging of teachers and parents. Read more »

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Can Audiobooks Be the Great Equalizer for Students with Learning Differences?

An estimated 26 million students have learning differences, including tens of thousands of students with dyslexia, a neurological condition that affects reading and related language-based processing skills.

Unless educators can find new approaches to deliver reading instruction and personalize learning environments for these frustrated learners, many will fail. Read more »

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