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Tag Archives: special education

Praising and Sharing Approval

Recognition can take numerous forms – a word of praise, an embrace, thumbs up sign and at times a tangible reward.  But every bit is important to reinforcement as the speed with which the approval is shown.   The praise should be immediate so that the child can make connections between his or her act Continue Reading

The Importance of Listening Children began to listen long before they read, write, or speak.  Some children enter school without ever having listened consciously or been held responsible for listening.  For many children, listening is the most important medium of listening.  Growth in the other skills of communication is always conditioned by the ability to listen.  Listening Continue Reading

HANDICAPPED-DEFINITIONS TO UNDERSTAND

United States Population is 325.7 million (2017)with 40 million having long-lasting conditions or disabilities or 12.6% as of 2015 with 906, 784 using wheelchairs, 3, 517,225 using canes, 274,783 having artificial limbs and 2 million children with handicaps (a 2% increase in last 10 years). DEFINITIONS TO UNDERSTAND                 Continue Reading

WHY DO CHILDREN BULLY?

Yes, another school year has begun!  Will we see bullying occurring again this year?  Bullying is a concern and we need to be aware of it!  What are reasons, effects and warning signs? There are all kinds of reasons why young children bully others, either occasionally or often. Do any of these reasons sound familiar to Continue Reading

Cooperative games help children develop the essential skills of cooperation, communication, empathy, and conflict resolution by giving them an opportunity to work together toward a common goal.  These games require the skills of everyone in the group, not of just one or two people.   There is no sole winner.   All children will benefit since no one Continue Reading

REASONS WHY WE COMMUNICATE

Dictionary defines communication: “to act one upon another.” We use our communication to: share information comment ask questions express wants and needs develop social relationships develop social etiquette which is polite behavior in society  Thus, communication is much more than our wants and needs.  Does our main reason for communication change over time? Yes! Communication in the school place helps you understand each other better and contributes to productivity and efficiency at your Continue Reading

The following characteristic traits include trustworthiness, honesty, integrity, promise keeping, respect, responsibility, caring, sharing, justice, fairness, civic virtue, and citizenship.  These are goals and fine reasons why to we pursue in teaching true ethics in the schools.  It will help us enhance and solve conflict situations and situations that affect others.  It allows behavior change Continue Reading

The ME ME ME Virus or attention seeking children are everywhere! Everywhere you look, people are demanding attention! The desire for attention is universal regardless of age, color, language, culture, etc. As adults, we want our bosses to notice us and our spouses to talk to us. We need to feel important and heard. It’s Continue Reading

5.  Music Activities help promote and encourage the children’s listening skills, creative expression and social interaction.  When music is used, children are able to explore sound, volume, tempo and rhythm.  (There are many educational concepts taught through music out there that  fit the curriculums of today which produce the rhythm and movements that children need to build Continue Reading

Importance of Listening

The Importance of Listening Children began to listen long before they read, write, or speak.  Some children enter school without ever having listened consciously or been held responsible for listening.   For many children, listening is the most important medium.   Growth in the other skills of communication is always conditioned by the ability to listen.   Listening Continue Reading