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Tutorials for how to make digital task cards and other digital learning resources for remote learning - great tutorials for teachers and therapists!
Zoom tips for teachers and teletherapists: how to screenshare and annotate PDF printables on Zoom and make them interactive for kids

Online Teaching

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Behavior basics curriculum.  Teach behavior expectations with this year long leveled curriculum for any special education classroom

To Do

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Use hula hoops to help students control their personal space #Regram via @the_techie_teacher
I love when I figure out a clever way to implement an idea, probably way more than I should, but I can't help it. Classroom Hacks make me so dang happy because they're efficient and make sense. Efficiency makes me giddy and I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one, right! I love clever tricks to help with management and organization. Anything to make my life easier! I want to share some of my classroom hacks that you can use tomorrow in your classroom.
Elapsed time is such a tricky concept to teach in a way that students understand. There are a variety of methods and strategies for teaching elapsed time, but using a number line really helps my students be successful.

Teaching Strategies

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Raising or working with kids with ADHD requires you to operate from a different…


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Do you a child dealing with SPD or Sensory Integration Disorder? These apps can be a useful part of at home therapy, used in a group or classroom setting, or by an OT. The special needs learners in your life, from kids to adults, will benefit from these Sensory Processing Disorder Apps.
When your child has sensory processing disorder, or just sensory issues, even homeschooling can be challenging. Here are some tools and tips to help.

Sensory Processing Disorder

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Teacher Language

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Tips to get teachers on board with your behavior plan. Getting teachers to implement a behavior plan is key to the success. You can have a data driven Functional Behavior Assessment and student who has bought in, but a teacher needs to be using the behavi

Behavior Plans

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Learn about planning, organization, task initiation, time management, working memory, metacognition, self-control, attention, flexbility, and perseverance. These 10 executive functioning skills can help kids and young adults! #pathway2success #executivefunctioning #studyskills
Processing Speed: Why Slow Processing Speed Makes Simple Tasks Daunting for Kids | ilslearningcorner.com
"1. Self-awareness 2. Inhibition 3. Non-Verbal Working Memory...  Self-awareness starts to develop around age 2, and by age 30, planning and problem solving should be fully developed in a neurotypical person. ADHDers are generally about 30 to 40 percent behind their peers. Quote From Recite.com

Executive Function Activities

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How to set up calm down heavy work stations in the self-contained special education classroom to help kids with sensory, autism, or behavior issues with items you already have #sensory #specialeducation #OT
The Inspired Treehouse - Ever wonder how to introduce fidget toys in the…
What is Motor Planning? Tips and Tools in this post with a fun fine motor motor planning (dyspraxia) activity for kids and adults from an Occupational Therapist

Sensory Diet Activities

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Karla's Kreations: Behavior Proficiency Scale
Extra Special Teaching: Starting the Year Off Right for Special Education Teachers
The Bender Bunch: Student Self-Monitoring is SO Powerful!

Teacher Binder

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Pass the Clap - A Fun Game! This is a game with many benefits in the classroom, and plenty of giggles, too!
This blog has great suggestions about why you should start school with a soft start. This is a morning classroom routine that offers students a choice of activities (instead of bell work or morning work) before the formal learning begins for the day. A soft start helps each student ease into the day, while providing teachers time to interact with students. You will find tips and fun activities for kids in kindergarten and 1st grade as they head back to school. #ClassroomRoutines #SoftStart
At Glenview Elementary School, dialogue circles are part of a program aimed at building collaboration, respect, and positive behavior among students.

Breakfast Club

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students create a "dot" for the gallery posted on the classroom door
International Dot Day Clothing Poster #Dotday
20 Tips for New Teachers — Alleah Maree

1st Day

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Free printable letters for banners
We have added a sharing/reflection time to the end of our daily schedule, and it has been the best thing!😍😍 It is a GREAT way for students to take time to think about their day, and also think about the accomplishments they have made
Rights and responsibilities

Classroom Design

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Focused breathing can do wonders for you in any situation. Next time you’re itching for a short walk or coffee break, listen to the urge. Try this clever email meditation exercise. And likewise, you can’t perform at your best during your work hours when it’s clogging up your attention at all hours of the day. And, if staying out of your inbox takes an unrealistic amount of willpower, these are some clear steps for keeping your paws off for good-so you c #MindfulnessForChildren
How I Taught Mindfulness To Children
30 Days of Gratitude ----- click here for T-Shirt Om Symbol 🙏

One to One

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Noticing symptoms of anxiety in your child? Anxiety is a normal part of childhood & every kid experiences it. Here are 9 ways to handle anxiety in children.
signs of anxiety in children
What are some of the evidence-based practices for trauma-informed care? Have you wanted to learn more about narrative exposure therapy? A few weeks ago, NYU’s Silver School of Social Work held an informative one day conference on the “Core Principles of Trauma-Informed Care: The Essentials.” In part one of this series, you had the opportunity …


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5 YouTube Channels For Brain Breaks. Number 2 looks interesting! Perfect for an education setting or at home! - Pink Oatmeal
67 Kid-Friendly Brain Break Songs and Musicians for the Classroom | Teacher Ideas | The Teacher's Lounge Blog
FREE Winter Brain Breaks

Brain Breaks

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Calm Corner

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Free Supply Labels to help organize your classroom materials. A few bonus signs included. Click the picture to download.
Why I Teach Class Values Instead of Rules
Another idea for hall passes

Classroom Management

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Tracking accommodations and modifications for special education teachers.
Exploring School Counseling: Creating a Counselor Activity Log with Google Forms

Data Collecting

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Down the Road

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Freebie! This free download provides instructions for how to use Candy Land in therapy sessions for children. It can be used for individual or group counseling. It is a great way to incorporate play in therapy sessions. It is great for children ages 3-12. **Please note: This is intended to be used by a master's level clinician who holds the proper qualifications and licenses to provide services in your state.


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Finger Gyms Fine Motor Exercises. Love the organizational system.
FREE Camping Tracing Strips for Fine Motor Skills - these free printable pre writing strips are perfect to help toddler, preschool, and kindergarten age kids strengthen their muscles so they are ready to write letters. These handwritting worksheest are perfect for summer learning or centers with their fun camping theme.
5 fine motor activities for your child's pencil grasp

Fine Motor Activities

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Functions of Behavior – BIAS Behavioral Interventions
behavior intervention plan template

Functional Behaviors

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Free growth mindset exit tickets encourage students to reflect on their growth mindset.
This product includes 7 different Jewel toned themed Growth Mindset Posters in 6 different styles! It also includes 5 different types of Growth Mindset Banners to hang with the posters. These posters were designed to provoke a growth mindset in your stude

Growth Mindset

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A simple series of exercises could help your brain function better, making you sharper, smarter – and far more confident.  Brain Gym comprises very easy body movements which have been designe…
17 ways for students with ADHD to quietly fidget.

Heavy Work Station

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