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Music in the classroom is a good thing for ADHD kids. This is a playlist

Read about the steps for breaking down assignments for your child with a learning disability. Understand child organizational issues and executive processing disorder.

9 Simple Steps for Breaking Down Assignments

Effective teachers do not use the same set of practices for every lesson . . .

Teaching and Learning Resources / Instructional Approaches

How to Teach Procedures that Your Students Will Actually Follow

Education to the Core: Cultivating a Culture of Success in Your Classroom

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Popcorn Bar! Love this for a movie night, slumber party, girl's night, or outdoor movie night!

Easy Breezy Summer {Inspiration} - Clean Mama

Use a cover slip when collecting assignments. Grade the assignment, record the grade on the cover slip, then pass the papers back to students. No alphabetizing papers for the grade book.--I also like that I would be able to see at a glance who didn't turn work in...

Fifth in the Middle: Optimum Organization Linky - I'm in Heaven!

GoNoodle - classroom brain breaks. "There's a short brain break activity for every part of the day. Calm the classroom or energize your students depending on the time of day."

How it works - GoNoodle

Use in WRITING TO LEARN! Link to blog post with free ACE templates and complete instructions for implementing the ACE method in your classroom. Can be used for grades 4-8. imlovinlit.blogsp...

Math = Love: Growth Mindset and SBG Bulletin Board Downloads

Math = Love: Growth Mindset and SBG Bulletin Board Downloads

Quiz, Quiz, Trade: learn how to play this great review game that you can use with the whole class! All you need are students and task cards.

Quiz, Quiz, Trade | Minds in Bloom

Written BY an autistic 14 year old - who better to tell us what is going on inside their minds -and how they'd like us to reach out to them... "How to Talk to an Autistic Kid" by Daniel Stefanski is a great book to add to your shelf!

How to Talk to an Autistic Kid | IndieBound

this lesson plan is SERIOUSLY AMAZING. what a great way to get kids beyond the "drama." | YourKids Teacher: Erasing Meanness

'YourKids' Teacher: Erasing Meanness

Primary and MS Possibilities: Positive Behavior Rewards SECRET STUDENT--so much fun, Love this idea!

Primary Possibilities: Positive Behavior Rewards

Students take a picture of what they are reading, and then use Skitch to edit, dissect, prove answers to text-dependent questions, etc.

A more detailed explanation of the Cornell Method can be found here

Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational: Indoor Frisbee Golf (with a paper plate frisbee)

Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational: Indoor Frisbee Golf (with a paper plate frisbee)

5-Step Exercise Proven to Significantly Benefit Children with Autism - According to recent research in a journal of Occupational Therapy, a 5-step yoga exercise program significantly benefits autistic children in the classroom. This program is part of a “Get Ready To Learn” (GRTL) intervention program. The yoga-based GRTL program was created in 2008 and is available nationwide with a focus on students ages 5 through 21 who have learning disabilities.

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100 Awesome Quotes For Your White Board

Perfect activity for the last day before Christmas break! Have students acknowledge one of their accomplishments from the current year and a goal for the following year!

article about working memory improvement

Help Your Child Improve Working Memory Skills for Math - LearningWorks for Kids

Accommodation Checklist - helpful visual when thinking about accommodating a student

Modification Checklist

Pandora in the Classroom. I've been looking for appropriate stations for so long!!

Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!: Pandora in the Classroom