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Tag Archives: special education teachers

How often has this scenario played out in your classroom? You’ve planned a fantastic lesson that involves students working together and learning together. In your well-crafted plans, the students are engaged in the activities,supporting one another, and growing as a learning activity.  Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?  So why don’t these activities always work out as planned?  Although Continue Reading

To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while.  ~Josh Billings Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.  ~Robert Fulghum If you have never been hated by your child you have never been a parent.  ~Bette Davis Continue Reading

CONCEPT CHANTS

Instruction:  Children sit in a circle of chairs or on the floor with the teacher.  The teacher starts the chant.  The children listen first to the chant and then add their creativity and thoughts into the concept chants.  At first, the children copy the thoughts from one child but by repeating the concept chant over and over, the children Continue Reading

HOW DOES BEHAVIOR DEVELOP

BEHAVIOR IS STRENGTHENED OR WEAKENED BY ITS CONSEQUENCES.   WHAT ARE CONSEQUENCES?  (CONSEQUENCES ARE THE EFFECT, RESULT, OR OUTCOME OF SOMETHING OCCURRING EARLIER).  EXAMPLE: The accident was the consequence of reckless driving.   There are 3 different types of consequences:  Logical Consequence is when a consequence is logical when it is related to the child’s misconduct.  An artificial consequence iswhen a consequence is Continue Reading

THE BENEFITS OF PLAY  Play allows children to use their creativity while it develops: Their imagination,  Their dexterity,  Their physical,  Their cognitive and  Their emotional strength Play is important to healthy brain development.  It is through play that children at a very early age engage and interact in the world around them.  Play is a simple joy that is a cherished part of childhood. Here are Continue Reading

Preschool teachers and child care providers are in a very good position to recognize difficult behaviors. Play is one of the most important activities of childhood.  Patterns of play and interaction with peers are areas in which difficulties in attention, activity, and impulse control can be expressed.  The teacher’s factual observations of a child’s play are Continue Reading

ICEBREAKER GAMES FOR CHILDREN

SIMON SAYS, “HEAD and SHOULDERS and KNEES and TOES”: Goal: Identifying body parts and increasing listening skills. Procedure: As the leader says and touches the body parts of head, shoulders, knees, and toes, the children copy the actions of the leader. Whenever the leader says “head” but touches the knees and the child does it, Continue Reading

TIME WASTER PROBLEMS

  These thoughts are meant for all of us!  We fall into the traps of time wasters and we need to find a solution.  Let’s see what they are! Time wasters originate from two sources: environment or self. PERSONALIZED DISORGANIZATION– Disorganization is a key culprit in wasted time.  Sometimes, it shows up in your work area or Continue Reading

FOCUS ON BEHAVIOR

This skill on focusing on behavior is easy to understand but more difficult to use.  That’s because we tend to focus on other people’s attitudes or personalities when we interact with them.  We are continually making judgments about other people’s attitudes, personalities, and motivations.  This person is friendly; that one is hostile; this one is Continue Reading