The Main Idea: Special Education Teacher Shortages

The special education teacher shortage existed well before this and continues to this day. As any special education administrator can tell you, having to hire and place unprepared and qualified personnel in schools is likely to cause harm to the special education students these personnel serve. Continue Reading The Main Idea: Special Education Teacher Shortages

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Rx for Teacher Burnout

Regardless of the roles they assume, teacher leaders help shape the culture of their schools, districts, states, and nation. They influence the practice among their peers, impact the profession, and most importantly, work to improve student learning. Continue Reading Rx for Teacher Burnout

Thoughts and Tips on Inclusion

“How can I help?” This is a question that comes naturally to teachers. For many it is the reason they became educators in the first place. Classroom experience quickly forces every teacher to realize that every child is different. Each child that enters your room brings with him or her an entire spectrum of experiences,… Continue Reading Thoughts and Tips on Inclusion

Developmentally Appropriate Practice

Ever try to reason with a toddler in the middle of a full-blown tantrum? What you quickly realize is that not only are they super loud but bribing, pleading, threatening “time outs” and raising your voice are all useless acts of desperation. The most effective approach is to get down to eye level and talk… Continue Reading Developmentally Appropriate Practice

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Learning Links Profile: Kamal Williams

A Transition to Success Story: Talking to Kamal Williams on the phone, it is hard to believe he only left high school a year ago. His voice is smooth and articulate with the polish of a seasoned professional. As an Office Assistant at the University Of Maryland, Kamal thrives in the day-to-day chaos and flow… Continue Reading Learning Links Profile: Kamal Williams

Charlotte Allston

Learning Links Profile: Charlotte Allston

Charlotte Allston’s story is the kind of against the odds story motivational speakers dream of. It is the tale of taking the long road to triumph in an age of instant gratification. Today she is a typical college student attending Briar Cliff University. That of course is if you consider a student with a double… Continue Reading Learning Links Profile: Charlotte Allston

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Voices from the Assistive Technology Field

Hear what assistive technology experts Penny Reed and Kelly Fonner have to say about each phase of the AT Cycle. If you would like to view the videos with closed captioning, please make sure you have the caption option turned on in your media player.  You also can use the short-cut “Ctrl + SHIFT +… Continue Reading Voices from the Assistive Technology Field

Targeted Strategies – Special Education

Whether you are a special educator or a general educator, pretty much all educators now work with at least some students who have documented educational disabilities. So it can be a great help to have some knowledge about the different educational disabilities and about some of the targeted strategies that you can use to work… Continue Reading Targeted Strategies – Special Education