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How to Establish a Caring Process for Mandated Reporting

By Stephanie Filio It is 3:55, and the release bell rings at 4:00. Everyone is happy, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and the counselor’s office has been quiet for about 15 minutes. The end of … Continue reading

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Understanding Peer Pressure

By Stephanie Filio Peer pressure plagues every generation. Why do kids try to influence each other to do things that might negatively impact them? Why do kids listen to their peers instead of their own moral compass? The problem is … Continue reading

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Identifying and Supporting Gifted Students from Underserved Communities

By Dina Brulles, Ph.D, coauthor of A Teacher’s Guide to Flexible Grouping and Collaborative Learning: Form, Manage, Assess, and Differentiate in Groups Cesar, a first grader, scored a 92 percent on the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT2). Although he did … Continue reading

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Tips for Building Successful Partnerships Between Special Education and Mainstream Teachers

By Benjamin Farrey-Latz, author of I Can Learn Social Skills! Poems About Getting Along, Being a Good Friend, and Growing Up, and Amara Danielson Teachers work with many individuals to support their students. Special education teachers and general education or … Continue reading

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It’s Contagious! The Power of Positive Peer Pressure

By Stephanie Filio This year I said goodbye to a group of students whom I had rolled with for three years. They are moving on to high school, leaving middle school with excited trepidation, basic knowledge about graduation requirements, academic … Continue reading

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