Archive for April, 2014

Sample Questions from the new SAT

Last March, the College Board announced that the SAT would be receiving a face-lift so that it could better assess students. Students will begin taking the new assessment in 2016. The biggest overall change to the test is its requirement for students to “demonstrate sound thinking, rather than test-taking skills” (Jaschik, 2014). Click on the […]

Building Vocabulary using Technology

I recently had the opportunity to collaborate with a small group of teachers preparing for a certification exam. As we worked through the information we came across a word that was not so familiar to some of us. I watched these ladies attack the unknown word with the same skills that our children with dyslexia […]

The Periodic Table of AAC

Augmentative alternative communication is an abstract issue that many people struggle to get their head around. I’ve found this fabulous visual (I’m AT, right?) that explains it in one page. The graphic is color coded with items about GUIDING BELIEFS AAC COMPETENCIES INSTRUCTIONAL AND IMPLEMENTATION TIPS COMMUNICATION FUNCTIONS ADULT SUPPORT TIPS ASSESSMENT CONSIDERATIONS Sorry to […]

Top 15 Special Education Blogs

I was reading an e-article on eSchool News which was focused on their top 15 blogs for special education.  Since parents and teachers are constantly seeking resources to improve instruction or to seek out unique strategies and techniques which may help a specific student, I thought that sharing these would or could be beneficial.  Please note […]

Education Is the Key

A Pep Talk in the Season of STAAR

With the first rounds of STAAR testing over, we want to extend a virtual high-five to all of the teachers, principals, and students out there.  We know that your hard work is going to show.  In this season of STAAR, we want to remind you that YOU are AWESOME with this pep talk from Kid […]

The Week of the Young Child™

Celebrate early childhood education April 6-12 with The Week of the Young Child™. This is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The purpose of The Week of the Young Child™ is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to […]

Autism Awareness

Recent research indicates that 1 in 68 children have an Autism Spectrum Disorder. The month of April has been designated as Autism Awareness Month. Also, this evening as the sun sets, the lights on numerous buildings and in many neighborhoods will shine blue as April 2 has been designated as the day to “Light it […]