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How to Grade Students with IEPs

By Andrew Hawk Assessing student learning is an integral part of the learning process. Teachers use assessment data to adjust their teaching practices. In addition, they must always be asking themselves, “Is it time to move on?” Teachers must decide … Continue reading

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How Parents Can Advocate for Their Child with Special Needs at School

By Andrew Hawk The relationship between the parents of a student with special needs and the personnel of the school the student attends can be tricky to say the least. I have seen disagreements erupt from parents thinking students get … Continue reading

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How to Help Parents Navigate the IEP Process

By Andrew Hawk Having spent the last eleven years as a teacher, including eight as a special education teacher, I have been through the IEP process numerous times. Last month, I moved to the other side of the table as … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Sustain Your Bullying Prevention Month Efforts Through the School Year

By Christa M. Tinari, coauthor of Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School: 48 Character-Building Lessons to Foster Respect and Prevent Bullying October is National Bullying Prevention Month, a nationwide campaign intending to “unite communities around the world to … Continue reading

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How to Prevent Bullying on Field Trips

By Andrew Hawk Field trips come in all shapes and sizes. From visiting local museums to taking a class trip to Washington, D.C., teachers and students enjoy spending educational time outside of the school environment. Field trips do come with … Continue reading

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