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Special Education

Pros and Cons of Co-Teaching

by Howard Gerber on January 9, 2012

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There are several reasons why many schools have begun to adopt a co-teaching model in their classrooms. Class size laws in many states require a lower student to teacher ratio as do many individualized education plans. Co-teaching can even result in a better teaching experience for the teachers and the students, as long as the teachers get along. [continue reading…]

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Winter Holidays in the Classroom

by Howard Gerber on December 15, 2011

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As soon as Thanksgiving begins to peek around the corner at the beginning of November, students begin dreaming of their long awaited winter holiday. Two to three weeks away from school to play with toys, watch television and hang out with friends sounds like a dream after the months of slaving away in a classroom. Once December arrives, it can be almost impossible to keep students grounded in school work. One way to do this is to explore the winter holidays from an academic and cultural point of view. This is especially useful in helping to take the mystery out of holidays or holiday traditions of some of the ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages) students in the school. [continue reading…]

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Gratitude in the Classroom

by Howard Gerber on December 8, 2011

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During our fast paced lives, it is easy to forget that we all have something to be grateful for. Not simply the material possessions we enjoy, but the little things we may not even consider on a daily basis such as being able to see the leaves changing colors, listening to the holiday music, smelling pumpkin pies baking, or enjoying a Thanksgiving meal with our friends and family. Students especially need to be reminded how privileged they are simply to be able to attend schools and have the ability to learn. [continue reading…]

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New Students: Starting the School Year Right

by Howard Gerber on August 16, 2011

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Every year, new students and teachers must learn to work together in the classroom. A special education teacher must coordinate with numerous people to make sure their new students receive the help and services they need to succeed in school. [continue reading…]

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Problems with Inclusion in the Classroom

by Howard Gerber on July 26, 2011

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Most people like to talk about the benefits of an inclusion classroom. Those are numerous, popular, and easy to list. But what about the problems with inclusive classrooms? It is almost as if it is taboo to even suggest there are problems with creating an inclusive classroom. However, as any mainstream or special education teacher can tell you, there are indeed problems. [continue reading…]

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As a special education teacher, you understand that finding the right resources for each student isn’t necessarily easy or within the budget. That is why it is so important that special education teachers – and teachers in general – utilize any free resources they can find. These five resources offer a variety of free material which can be used to supplement a child’s core curriculum. [continue reading…]

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Online Education for Special Needs Children

by Howard Gerber on September 13, 2010

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Online education is rapidly becoming the norm. Many colleges have entire departments that teach their entire curriculum online, and more departments are assimilating every year. Even public education is beginning to turn to a virtual environment to help better educate their students. Smaller schools have found that partnering with virtual schools allows them to offer a wider range of subjects, allowing students to fully explore their education interests. But what about online education for special needs students? [continue reading…]

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