Students with autism have special needs in language based learning that includes a focus on increasingly more complex ‘symbolic’ or abstract learning and integration of how words are ‘social’ tools and characters have social motivations and goals.
Every student, and every teacher for that matter, is a unique individual with characteristics, beliefs, abilities, needs, and preferences. Variation, rather than standardization, is the reality in our classrooms, our lives, and for our students.
Students with autism can achieve great success in environments that help them succeed. How does that work? Settings that are “autism communication friendly” provide a variety of little things that result in big positive changes in student participation.
April brings us a month of celebrating our families and friends with Autism. It is AWARENESS about Autism, that each person with a diagnosis is a unique individual who is a brother, sister, son, daughter, aunt, uncle, neighbor, student, or friend.
Last year, before our professional development hours were due, I was short. I had been at plenty of PD sessions, I was just teaching them all, and you don’t get credit for that. (Strangely enough.) So, I scrambled and found a few cheap workshops in the area that I could attend, though I did end up having to take a personal day to attend one. I knew there had to be a better way.
This week, eSchool News published an article that named edWeb as one of the top 10 ed-tech resources for school administrators (right up there with the Cloud).
On this month’s interview on Education Talk Radio, hosted by edweb.net, Karen Collias, founder of Knowledge without Borders, shared some insight on how online learning communities can be used to expand the knowledge base of educators, worldwide. Karen has broad and extensive experience in the field of education, including a PhD from Columbia University, global education experience in Russia, work experience with the Smithsonian Science Center, educational consulting positions and… read more →
Eric Sheninger hosts the Leadership 3.0 Community on edWeb.net. Read his post about his new book! edWeb members get 20% off – join the Leadership 3.0 Community today. “I am very excited about my upcoming book titled “Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times” which will be published by Corwin Press. The entire book looks at leadership through the lens of practitioners in the digital age. Effective leadership is extremely important… read more →
Online professional learning helps solve the problem of time constraints because the time and place can vary. Educators can connect with other people who share similar concerns to deepen their learning by obtaining worldwide perspectives.