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January 15, 2019
Educators Share their 2019 Goals for Special Education
Educators Share their 2019 Goals for Special Education

By Michelle Zavaleta and Jennifer Keiser

One of the hardest aspects of being a special education teacher is the uncertainty. We sometimes don’t know exactly what our students need from us, or the best ways for us to accommodate those needs. Perhaps we don’t know that our students can’t hear us during a lesson, or we don’t know that they’re still struggling to understand a previous lesson. While we do our best to address these challenges before they come up, our job is to leave no stone unturned.

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January 4, 2019
3 Ways Classroom Audio Supports ELLs
3 Ways Classroom Audio Supports ELLs

By Shaun Fagan

Every English-language learner (ELL) has their own unique, individual needs when it comes to gaining structural knowledge around communication. Among the main challenges they face when developing their language acquisition are:

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December 4, 2018
Advice for Helping Students Find Their Voice
Advice for Helping Students Find Their Voice

By Greta Pauly

There is so much to be said about student voice. Every class has children who tend to be quiet and children who speak up more often than others. But student voice is so much more than that. It’s when they truly find themselves owning their learning and speaking to what they believe is true.

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November 19, 2018
You Need to Hear This! 3 Facts You Didn’t Know About Listening
You Need to Hear This! 3 Facts You Didn’t Know About Listening

By Greta Pauly

We learn by listening. In fact, 85% of what we have learned in our entire life is through listening. Maybe we’re listening to a story over dinner, or having a phone call with a friend on the way to work. Every day we play the role of active listener, and this certainly holds true in the classroom.

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November 7, 2018
Why Classroom Acoustics Matter
Why Classroom Acoustics Matter

By Greta Pauly

We may not realize it, but the acoustics of a classroom can affect many aspects of the teaching and learning experience. This includes some obvious attributes like the way students and teachers hear, and also some less obvious ones like stress levels and behavior issues.

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