Students with Disabilities and the Common Core: New Standards, Old Worries

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As more and more attention is turning to the implementation of the new Common Core Curriculum, the concerns about how students with disabilities (SWD) will fit into these new standards are mounting as well. To add some more weight to Continue reading Students with Disabilities and the Common Core: New Standards, Old Worries

ChildsWork News May 29, 2012: Get Up and Move…or Click!

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Good morning CW Readers! I hope, like me, you all had a restful and family-filled holiday weekend. This morning, I wanted to take the opportunity to share two interesting stories with you. The first is about a really important topic, Continue reading ChildsWork News May 29, 2012: Get Up and Move…or Click!

Online Collaborative Learning Applications Provide Classroom Management Help, Inclusion among Students

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In the 21st century, the definition of collaborative education and classroom management has undergone a massive overhaul. The increased access to educational technology such as computers and the World Wide Web as early as kindergarten have allowed students to learn Continue reading Online Collaborative Learning Applications Provide Classroom Management Help, Inclusion among Students

ChildsWork News, May 22, 2012: Autism, Emotional Intelligence, and Bullying Redemption

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I have three great stories to share with you this morning. The first has been making a lot of waves in the scientific community (or at least the blogs I follow in the scientific community!). A new study released from Continue reading ChildsWork News, May 22, 2012: Autism, Emotional Intelligence, and Bullying Redemption

Teens and Driving: Statistics Show Distracted Driving on a Dangerous Rise

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The buzz term “distracted driving” has taken up a lot of print in the past few years as more and more traffic accidents each year are blamed on this dangerous phenomenon. While drinking and driving is still seen as the Continue reading Teens and Driving: Statistics Show Distracted Driving on a Dangerous Rise

ChildsWork News, May 18, 2012: Study on Siblings and Autism and Restraint and Seclusion Update

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As we head into the weekend, I wanted to share two interesting stories. First is an overview of a study conducted by the University of Miami (UM) regarding the development and behaviors of children whose siblings have autism spectrum disorders Continue reading ChildsWork News, May 18, 2012: Study on Siblings and Autism and Restraint and Seclusion Update

Training and Retaining Teachers: Massive Study on the Benefits of Induction

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As educators, there are many issues that we face daily. Between funding restraints, student issues, and parental and administrative strife, the job is less-than-ideal for the most experienced among us. K-12 teaching, though it is perhaps the largest occupation in Continue reading Training and Retaining Teachers: Massive Study on the Benefits of Induction