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Preparing Students for the Summer

by Howard Gerber on May 14, 2012

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One of the most difficult things to do as a teacher is to finish the school year. Most people think it would be the best part of the job; after all there are two months of relaxation theoretically looming within reach. However, teachers all know that as soon as school lets out for the summer, their students are going to start losing all of the knowledge and skills they worked so hard to gain throughout the year, often called the “summer slide.” This is especially difficult for special education teachers who work so closely with students who need extra help just to make those gains. To make the transition less frustrating for the teacher, student, and parents, consider gathering resources to help the students stay academically active over the summer. [continue reading…]