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Preserve Student Dignity: Give ‘em an out

Preserve Student Dignity: Give ‘em an out Aaron Lanou   How often has it happened that you called on a student and she didn’t know the answer? There’s that awkward few seconds when you and all the other students are… Continue Reading →

Using Roles and Building Self-Awareness

School is social and for autistic kids, this can be tricky to navigate. Social situations– essentially any situations where space is shared with others– can be difficult because the expectations are not consistently explicit and clear. Throughout the day, students… Continue Reading →

The Hidden Curriculum

by Brandy Stanfill There are unspoken rules and expectations in every environment.  Dr. Brenda Smith Myles dubbed these unspoken rules “the hidden curriculum.”  The hidden curriculum includes the unspoken or implicit academic, social, and cultural messages that are communicated to… Continue Reading →

Teacher Prompts—Reminders for Teachers

by Laurie DuBos As we begin the new school year and think about working with new or returning students, teachers are often considering how they can better encourage students to remember to follow routines, complete tasks, or wait their turn–usually… Continue Reading →

Say something nice!

  All day, every day, we send people positive or negative vibes, positive or negative energy that either draws people to us or warns them away. Smiles and words of agreement, affection and appreciation, affect people in a positive way… Continue Reading →

Top 3 Tips for setting up your classroom in the fall

Summer’s winding down, and it’s time to start thinking about setting up your classroom! Yes, think about desk arrangements. Yes count your book bins. Definitely break out your label-maker, but let’s not start there.   Instead, let’s step back and… Continue Reading →

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