What Is The Difference Between The “Pull-Out” And “Push-In” Model In Special Education?

What Is The Difference Between The “Pull-Out” And “Push-In” Model In Special Education?

A curriculum without adaptations generally is one-size-fits-all
Most teachers have to adapt instruction for their disabled students, but they usually don’t have a say in choosing the curriculum or designing the study materials before they are expected to use them. While this may sound idealistic, it could actually be a reality, in future classrooms with Individualized […]

Integrating Technology: Parent-Teacher Communication, the Digital Way

Integrating Technology: Parent-Teacher Communication, the Digital Way

Integrating Technology: Parent-Teacher Communication, the Digital Way
Technology serves multiple purposes in the classroom. It can be applied for student learning, collaboration, feedback and assessment. It is therefore only logical that technology be applied to yet another key area of education: the parent-teacher communication.
Why Communicate using Technology?
Communicating with students’ parents need not always be through passing […]

SELF-STUDY: Supporting Special Needs in the Classroom (10 hours)

“This course is an excellent overview of extremely complex student issues faced by all of us in the teaching profession today.”
Welcome to this dual course aimed to help you understand more about supporting special needs in the classroom. This dual course consists of the following 5 hour courses:

Recognition of Early-onset Mental […]

What are the 5 Ways in which teachers can partner with parents?

What are the 5 Ways in which teachers can partner with parents?

Partnering at school is an excellent option for teachers to begin getting parents involved in their child’s learning, especially in the elementary grades and where the classroom teacher may need extra assistance. The best way to ensure parental involvement is through encouragement and a warm approach from the teacher. The attitudes and actions of the school […]

What Ethical Boundaries do Teachers Need to Maintain?

What Ethical Boundaries do Teachers Need to Maintain?

It is important for teachers, as professionals, to be culturally aware of how various habits and behaviors such as touch, eye contact, conversation topics, styles and personal space habits differ from person to person. Such awareness helps to set and maintain boundaries efficiently. There are many types of boundaries that we may encounter while we serve. For […]

What is the process for creating an IEP for students with special needs?

What is the process for creating an IEP for students with special needs?

Growing up can be very challenging for any child, especially if the child has any special needs. Each child is different and their problems may either be apparent from the start or surface as they begin school. If a child faces problems at school, then it is important to ascertain if it’s the result of […]

Rethinking Education

Rethinking Education

Education today is so focused on helping children decide on what they want to “do” when they grow up, and equip them for that. Education helps children become better doctors, engineers, or scientists. Last week I was watching a TED talk by a teenager who was suggesting that maybe the focus of education needs […]

SELF-STUDY: Reflective Teacher (5 hours)

 
“ Wonder if your students benefit in any way? ”
Have you wondered if your efforts and hard work are paying off? Have you spent time pondering over whether your teaching strategies are appropriate for your class and reviewing the results?
Developing a process of reflective thinking or reflective practice is a viable […]

Paradigm Shift in Education

Paradigm Shift in Education

“Research is the bricks. Our informed, educated intuition is the mortar. It’s impossible to construct a worthy structure without either one.” – Dr. Michael Allen, ezine January 26, 2006
The most significant issue relating to learning is the relatively recent paradigm shift in education. This change is illustrated in the way in which curriculum is defined […]

Professional Development 1 Credit: Reaching Diverse Learners

 
 
“I really appreciate the abundance of ideas for teaching ELLs that I learned in this course. There were so many techniques and ideas shared, and I feel as if I have a toolbox to use in my classroom.”
“This was a great course. Thank you for the opportunity to gather useful, practical […]

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