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Rethinking Students: Presuming Competence

This chapter from The Occupational Therapist's Handbook for Inclusive School Practices introduces the concept of rethinking students. Rethinking a student entails getting to know the student and then reflecting on how you see, treat, provide services to, and work with him or her. Read More

Rethinking Students: Presuming Competence

This chapter from The Speech-Language Pathologist's Handbook for Inclusive School Practices introduces the concept of rethinking students. Rethinking a student entails getting to know the student and then reflecting on how you see, treat, provide services to, and work with him or her. Read More

Giving support to students

Teachers can make a meaningful difference in times of grief by establishing a supportive connection with students. Learn several steps that teachers can take when a school is reacting to a death in the community. Read More

Communication: the heart of the work

Read the excerpt and discover steps teachers can take to start and sustain communication with grieving students. This excerpt also addresses why children who are grieving may not readily approach teachers about their loss. Read More

Improve students’ flexibility, organization, and behavior with these executive function-friendly tips

You may not have a student diagnosed with a disability in your class, but that doesn't mean some of your students don't share some of the same learning difficulties. Try incorporating these techniques designed for students with disabilities. You may end up clearing roadblocks to learning you didn't even realize were standing in your students' way! See the tips in the article and make sure you get your free downloads. Read More

Personalize learning with these tips and tools and increase student achievement

Personalized student learning is a key contributor to higher achievement–and a bottom-line goal of the Race to the Top initiative. We want to help you reach that goal, whether your district is competing for Race to the Top funds or you are developing your own plans to strengthen teaching and learning. Packed with expert advice and free downloads in six specific areas, this round-up of resources will help you take teaching beyond a one-size-fits-all model and accelerate learning for every student in your school or district. Read More

Students with persistent problem behaviors: An approach that works

For most students, classwide positive behavior support (PBS) measures are generally sufficient for minimizing disruption so learning can take place. But for the 3–5% of children with persistent problem behaviors, a more intensive approach is called for. Positive Strategies for Students with Behavior Problems is an individualized behavioral approach grounded in the same evidence-based principles as PBS. Learn the 5 assumptions that underlie Positive Strategies and see how teams can work together to create a more productive learning environment for everybody. Read More