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Resources for Educators

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How Schools Can Bridge Mental Health Care Gaps with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Tools

CBT mental health 516School counselors, along with school social workers, may be children’s only access to some form of mental health care, since it’s estimated that only 20 percent of children with mental or behavioral disorders receive help from a mental health care provider. Read more ›

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EdRev Expo 2019 Workshop: Improving Reading and Writing with Free Microsoft Learning Tools [presentation]

Did you know Microsoft has created free, accessible AT to support students who struggle with reading and writing?  Presenter Keri Chismar showcases how these learning tools can be used to support classroom engagement of reading and writing for users with learning differences such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, emerging readers, or a combination of any of the broad range of unique student abilities. Read more ›

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EdRev Expo 2019 Workshop: Developing the Qualities of a Sustainable and Independent Learner—A Comprehensive Model [presentation]

Today’s educators are faced with the seemingly overwhelming task of creating a school culture and individualized curriculum that maximizes skill acquisition, while also promoting the development of independent and sustainable learners. Scott Bezsylko from Winston Preparatory School presents an educational model that not only enhances instruction and cultivates school experience, but also serves as a model explicitly taught to students so that each can be a self-sustaining and continuous learner after leaving school. Read more ›

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EdRev Expo 2019 Workshop: Universal Screening for Reading Risk [presentation]

Dyslexia Specialist Kristin Koeller discusses assessment tools that can be used in the General Education setting to screen for reading risk and characteristics of dyslexia.  She reviews a comprehensive list of assessment tools by grade level, K-3 and beyond, demonstrates some assessments, and reviews several teaching methods that correlate to the assessments. Read more ›

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EdRev Expo 2019 Workshop: Structured Literacy in the General Education Classroom—How to Help All Students Learn to Read [presentation]

California’s dyslexia guidelines (AB 1369) define the Structured Literacy approach as “best practice” in teaching reading instruction. Public school first grade teacher John Santonastaso explains how he has successfully incorporated a Structured Literacy approach into his general education classroom. Read more ›

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EdRev Expo 2019 Workshop: From Exhaustion to Empowerment—A Closer Look at Behavior Management [presentation]

Build your student’s confidence and independence through strengths-based behavior management – and avoid exhausting power struggles. The first step is a shift in thinking about why challenging behavior occurs.  Presenter Alexis Filippini, PhD, explores the intersection of old-school behavior science and modern mindfulness to support young people in developing skills to manage their own behavior. Read more ›

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EdRev Expo 2019 Workshop: Understanding Dyslexia and Accommodations [presentation]

What is dyslexia and how does it affect students in the classroom? In this session, CHC’s Lisa Parnello, Literary Specialist and Wilson credentialed trainer,  identifies key characteristics of dyslexia and how it can present in the classroom. Participants also learn about accommodations to help students with dyslexia as well as evidence-based programs that help remediate reading and spelling difficulties. Read more ›


Here’s What Teens Say They Need

teengirl503Educators are trained to provide students with the help they need to thrive both academically and socially. It’s important, however, to recognize that our experiences may be, and most likely are, very different from what our students experience today. Read more ›


Developing a Growth Mindset in Our Students

growthmindset500Often the messages students hear from families and teachers praise or criticize their innate abilities, and so they grow to believe they are one way or another, developing into a fixed mindset. Read more ›

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ADHD Resources from Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D. [downloadable] [video]

russell barkley 498Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children and Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia. A member of ADDitude’s ADHD Specialist Panel, Dr. Barkley has published 23 books, rating scales, and clinical manuals, and he is the founder and editor of the bimonthly clinical newsletter, The ADHD Report. Read more ›

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