Teaching Students on the Autism Spectrum

Autism spectrum disorder, otherwise known as ASD, affects communication and behavior. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, autism is categorized as a developmental disorder because symptoms often appear in the first two years of life.People with ASD often have a range of conditions characterized by challenges with communication and interaction with others, restricted interests, repetitive behaviors and unique strengths [...]

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7 Teacher Movies to Watch Over Summer Break

Teachers, you deserve summer break.After working long hours during the school year, you can take advantage of summer to relax, unwind, and recharge before the next school year begins. It’s a perfect time to re-watch classic movies that you haven’t seen in years. Here’s a list of seven movies you can watch with your friends this summer that feature [...]

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Nothing Personal: Healthy Arguments in the Classroom

It’s usually a teacher’s first instinct to break up a fight or argument between students.But notwithstanding physical violence and emotional abuse, allowing children to experience arguments and disagreements is a good thing. When children disagree with others, they are forced to become creative, to derive new methods and ways to convey their message about why they are right. While disagreements [...]

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Vacation Deals for Teachers

From August to June, teachers work long days – lesson planning, grading, coaching teams, coordinating after school events, meeting with parents, going to faculty meeting… the list of your responsibilities goes on. All of this while striving to maintain some semblance of work-life balance and not always being able to do it.But when summer rolls around, it’s time to recharge, [...]

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The Evolution of School Wellness Campaigns (Infographic)

Over the years, various presidential administrations and private institutions have focused on the nutritional needs and physical health of students in public schools. Let’s take a look at a brief history of wellness campaigns in the U.S. Share This Infographic Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on PinterestShare on LinkedIn Embed This Infographic on Your Site  <a href="https://www.advancementcourses.com/blog/the-evolution-of-school-wellness-campaigns-infographic"><img style="max-width:100%;height:auto;" src="https://cdn1.bigcommerce.com/n-63unu/ys2l6/product_images/uploaded_images/thelearninghouse-ac-evolutionofwellness-r2-18-0522.jpeg" [...]

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Fitting Physical Activity into the School Day

May is Physical Fitness and Sports month and it is a great time to highlight the many ways that educators, and other child advocates, can work to help students thrive. Obesity is a known epidemic in the United States and childhood obesity rates have tripled since the 1970s.While some may argue that there has been a more conscious effort [...]

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Designing an Inclusive Classroom

It’s the night before the first day of school. Lynn is laying in bed, eyes wide, her thoughts racing. She imagines everything that could possibly go wrong the first day.She worries that she’s not ready. Lynn’s biggest fear is that she has no idea who will be in her class – she won’t find out until she gets [...]

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Self-Care Strategies for Special Education Teachers

Burnout is prevalent among all levels of education, but it hits the hardest in special education.Special education teachers experience some of the highest attrition rates of any school employee. A recent study from 2015 found that 13 percent of special education teachers leave jobs annually, likely due to burnout and a lack of support in their classrooms. There is already [...]

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Overcoming Teaching Challenges in the 2017-2018 School Year

Teachers face challenges every day.Sometimes it’s from students, whether they’re misbehaving or failing to fully grasp a concept. Other times it’s expectations or stress related to the school administration. Either way, teachers across the country can bond over the challenges they face and overcome. These challenges can lead to stress, which makes it difficult to continue to grow and [...]

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3 Poetry Exercises that Spark a Love for Language

Why teach poetry? Moreover, why facilitate poetry exercises in the classroom?Standing amid a flood of competing to-do items, teachers face several tough choices when designing lesson plans. Common core objectives, state requirements, parent and administrative expectations—all these teacherly commitments blend into one big responsibility smoothie. The result: the Humanities often fall by the wayside. However, a giant caveat exists. While [...]

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