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Learning & School

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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): The Basics [downloadable]

ADHDtheBasics NIMH 573Do you find it hard to pay attention? Do you feel the need to move constantly during times when you shouldn’t? Do you find yourself constantly interrupting others? If these issues are ongoing and you feel that they are negatively impacting your daily life, it could be a sign of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

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Concrete Ways To Help Students Self-Regulate And Prioritize Work [video]

SEL selfregulation 570There are a lot of skills necessary to succeed in school that aren’t directly about mastering content, including the ability to recognize, name and control ones emotions. The school day often comes with lots of emotion, everything from elation to frustration, which makes it the perfect place to practice self-regulation. Read more ›

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National PTA’s Special Education Toolkit [web resource]

Special ed 569The Special Education Toolkit from National Parent-Teacher Association (National PTA) helps make sense of an often confusing system and educates families of newly diagnosed children with special needs on how to get the best special education, services, and resources available to them. Read more ›

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Family Guides: Help Your Children Succeed in Key Learning Areas [downloadable]

FamilyGuides568When families, communities and schools work together, students are more successful.  In fact, decades of research show that students with involved parents are more likely to attend school regularly, perform better in school, develop better social skills, and go on to post-secondary education. Read more ›

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Supporting Students With Autism [downloadable]

supportingstudentswithautism563Based on information from the Early Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, one in 59 children 8 years of age were identified with ASD. The prevalence rate of autism diagnosis has been increasing, and that implies most educators will be responsible for supporting the needs of students with ASD at some point during their career. Read more ›

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Educator Resource: Share My Lesson [web resource]

SML ShareMyLesson 562 Share My Lesson is committed to providing the education community free, high-quality, effective lesson plans—many of which are aligned to standards—and professional development resources. Read more ›

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Helping Preschoolers Build Self-Regulation Skills That Are the Foundation of Success [video]

preschoolchild558Preschool is an important time for children to build pro-social behaviors and learn to get along with other kids in a school setting. Recently, there has been more emphasis on academic preparation in preschool, but just as important, are the social and emotional skills kids will need to succeed when they move into kindergarten. Read more ›

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College Transition: Mitigating the Slippery Slide of Summer Melt

collegetransition557Summertime is synonymous with melting and we can all envision a delicious ice cream cone quickly melting as we hurry to eat it before it becomes a puddle. Unfortunately, there’s another kind of melt that can happen over the summer that needs our collective attention: “summer melt”. Read more ›

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Three Ways Educators Nationwide Are Working to Disrupt Dyslexia

reading dyslexia 556A number of states and districts are embracing more research- and science-based approaches to literacy instruction amid growing awareness of dyslexia. Read more ›

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Twice Exceptional, Doubly Disadvantaged? How Schools Struggle to Serve Gifted Students with Disabilities

twice exceptional 544Twice exceptional, or 2e kids are believed to make up at least 6 percent of students in special education — possess high academic aptitude but struggle with ADHD, mild autism, dyslexia or other learning and behavioral challenges. They are notoriously difficult for schools to serve effectively for two reasons, say advocates, parents and some educators. Read more ›

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