Reaching and Teaching Kids with Autism

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – Teachers! If you have ever worked with children on the autism spectrum, you know that it can be difficult to reach and teach these special students. According to Barry M. Prizant,

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Helpful Questions Unasked

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Oh how some helpful questions that unfortunately were unasked, might have helped Evie! I had an eye-opening conversation with a young woman (we’ll call Evie) this past weekend who expressed

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The Magic Hat – Mid-Week Focus – Special Needs Kids

Hats off to teachers…it’s time for Mid-Week Focus! Mid-Week Focus is all about quick and easy ways to approach teaching to keep kids on task in any instructional setting. Let’s share insight and practical ideas. Let’s blend fun with function,

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Meet a Master for Teaching Kids with Autism

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Meet a master for teaching kids with autism…Dr. Temple Grandin. Temple, as she likes to be called, is shown in my blog pic below. She has a last name

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Barbara Cleary has been serving as a resource to hundreds of educators for more than 25 years. An award-winning writer, producer, teacher, and trainer, Barbara’s focus is on offering easy, fun tools and tricks that support K-5 curricula and assist teachers with classroom management.
Quick tips for common classroom conundrums: K-5
Situation: Students are having trouble writing connecting sentences between the beginning, middle and end of a story.

Solution: Show toy airplanes, pretending to make them "take off" across notebook paper. Explain to the class that stories, like airplanes, require clear "flight paths."

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