The Education Department has announced that students with disabilities must be given a fair shot to play on a sports teams. This can be done either through accommodations on traditional teams or through creating parallel athletic programs. It will be interesting to see how this reshapes sports programs in schools as it is being referred to as the Title IX for students with disabilities.
Exact Instructions ChallengeDecember 17, 2018
The Exact Instructions Challenge is a silly way to work on expressive language, thought organization, vocabulary, and sequential instructions. You could adapt this to include instructions for anything. Have fun with it! https://youtu.be/cDA3_5982h8
The Ultimate List of the Best Children’s Books About KindnessJanuary 23, 2019
Teaching kindness. https://happyyouhappyfamily.com/books-about-kindness/?fbclid=IwAR2hxuBHskYyZvO6DSYTYH42UneWjdDE4ZzLfE7FsnUj9DLwLvZutNsuQng
Simply Having a Gay Straight Alliance Reduces Suicide Risk for All Students: In schools with GSAs heterosexual boys were half as likely to attempt suicideJanuary 28, 2019
A fairly simple intervention can have a very positive effect. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/simply-having-gay-straight-alliance-reduces-suicide-risk-all-students-180949462/?fbclid=IwAR0p2E8A8tLiawWzAS5PFUDFHS_ee9H9h9Hr3x1TDEt5_5ex_fjB1cfIgeI