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Special Education

Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for supporting students with special needs.

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The Un-Fallacy of Balanced Literacy

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Are Graduate Degrees a Thing of the Past?

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Daughter's Reading Disability Diagnosed and Cured

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5 Typing Test Every Teacher Should Know About

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The Un-Fallacy of Balanced Literacy

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Are Graduate Degrees a Thing of the Past?

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Meeting the Needs of All Students: A First Step

Edutopia blogger Elena Aguilar encourages teachers to confront their own biases so they connect more deeply with each child in their classrooms.

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Creating a Positive Climate and Culture: How Inclusive Schools Promote SEL

Dr. Maurice Elias highlights schools where social, emotional learning and inclusive curriculum go hand-in-hand.

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Special Education: Promoting More Inclusion at Your School

Dr. Maurice Elias makes the case for promoting inclusion of students in special education in all school activities.

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Special Ed Best Practices Inspire Successful Expanded Learning Time for All Students

Craig Haas, Special Ed and Student Services Coordinator at Edwards Middle School, shares how his team uses expanded learning time to provide relevant academic support to each individual student while breaking down stigmas between children of...

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Mixed-Ability Dance: Helping Students with Special Needs Grow and Learn

Dance company founder Karen Peterson shares the inspiring benefits of inclusive dance education for students with disabilities.

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A Year at Mission Hill: Love and Limits and The Eye of the Dragon

A Year at Mission Hill is a video documentary series that covers the transformation of one inner city elementary school in Boston. In Chapters Four and Five, we watch teachers as they strive to reach all students in full-inclusion classrooms, and...

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How Technology Can Improve Post-Secondary Outcomes for Students with Autism

Author Dana Reinecke, Ph.D., discusses how technology can improve post-secondary outcomes for students with autism, increasing their access to jobs and education.

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Udio: A Technology-Rich Literacy Experience for Students with Reading Disabilities

Guest blogger Ted Hasselbring, a research professor in Special Education at Vanderbilt University, introduces Udio, an online environment designed to engage and support middle school students who face literacy challenges.

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Students Who Struggle: Focusing on Strengths

Heather Wolpert-Gawron muses that learning difficulties could be seen as potential one-day strengths, rather than how they are viewed in schools today -- as deficits.

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Creating a "Least Restrictive Environment" with Mobile Devices

Beth Holland of EdTechTeacher looks at how mobile devices can help create a 'least restrictive environment' not only for students with disabilities, but for everyone else as well.

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What Does the "Special" in Special Education Mean?

Blogger Marisa Kaplan offers a fresh perspective on how, in education, one size does not fit all.

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Creating a Positive Climate and Culture: How Inclusive Schools Promote SEL

Dr. Maurice Elias highlights schools where social, emotional learning and inclusive curriculum go hand-in-hand.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: The Power of Assistive Technology

Edutopia's VideoAmy provides a video playlist of compelling stories about the ways assistive technology can contribute to an inclusive classroom, and the students who are empowered by it.

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Special Ed Best Practices Inspire Successful Expanded Learning Time for All Students

Craig Haas, Special Ed and Student Services Coordinator at Edwards Middle School, shares how his team uses expanded learning time to provide relevant academic support to each individual student while breaking down stigmas between children of different...

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