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What We Insisted To Be Included in IEP Meetings for our Autistic Son

Focus on the positive not the negative or perceived shortcomings. According to this parent, “For every characteristic that can be classified as a “problem”, there’s a flip side – something that actually works as a benefit for my son. It’s part of his strengths.” Read more from the Mighty. “During an IEP, the child’s strengths …

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Be Inclusive. Be A Friend!

What does it mean to be a friend? It’s National Bullying Prevention Month! That’s why we wanted to take a moment to encourage you to make a difference with your students. As a teacher, it’s impossible to know each interaction that takes place inside and outside of the classroom. Bullying prevention is difficult when you …

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Capturing the Hearts of Students… and a Little Fishing Too

Experiential Learning in this Classroom Doubles Employment Outcomes and Eliminates Behavior Issues David Yunker and his Oxnard, CA High School class have just returned from fishing.  Not only have they caught a few fish, but David has captured the hearts and minds of his students. “We need to get students out of their seats and connect …

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Back-to-School Strategies For Students with Disabilities

Going back to school is not easy for any student. The prospect of a new school environment and new routines can be especially daunting for students with disabilities. What will my classroom look like? Where will my locker be? Will my locker be too high?  What will my teacher be like? What will my school …

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Beyond the Gym, Three Small Tips to Add Big Value in Your Class

May is National Physical Fitness Month. While this theme fits well within the purview of P.E. classes, reinforcing healthy habits can energize the classrooms too! Especially important during this time of finals and test taking. Check out the tips below for three easy ways to promote wellness for you and your students: 1. Deep Breaths …

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To Our Teachers: You Are Something Special

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week and Project Discovery sends applause and our “Thank You” from the heart to the diverse community of educators we serve and are inspired by throughout the year. You are creative, innovative and have the most passionate hearts for your students. For all of us, the greatest reward is seeing those students succeed. …

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Hands-on learning to prepares students for the workplace

 Teachers know that businesses need employees who can collaborate with others. In fact, interviews with hundreds of employers indicate that applied social skills like problem solving, collaboration, and oral communication are critical for career success. A hands-on job skills curriculum naturally incorporates opportunities for students to develop these high-value teamwork skills. When working together, students not …

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Winning Formula for MN District’s Successful Transition & Life Skills Program

“Every student should dream of what they can be — a landscaper, carpenter, retailer, caregiver, grocery clerk, police officer or medical assistant.”   Specialized Career and Life Skills Curriculum “Inclusion, workforce readiness, career development, life skills, independence,” these are goals to describe the work of Nicky Loch, a Vocational Coordinator at the South Washington County …

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School to Business Partnerships Prepare Students with Special Needs

  For ten years, Betsy Gentry worked as a Transition Coordinator in the Special Education Department of the Bradley County School District in Cleveland, TN. Because of her insight and the support of local businesses, many high school students with special needs now work in the community. Teaching Best Practices to Special Education Teachers Today, …

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Giving Thanks for Educators, like Annie Graham!

Annie Graham is a special education teacher in Prairieville, LA. She created this video about her use of Project Discovery career exploration and life skills curriculum to demonstrate her instructional process with exceptional needs students.  She says, “I want to enhance my student’s transitional skills and  lifelong learning opportunities.” To Annie and to all special …

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