Virginia Commonwealth University
February/March 2014

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Marilyn Rice, M.Ed.

Play is a universal phenomenon and serves both natural and biological functions. Through play, children learn about the ever-changing world (Elkind, 2003).

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Chris Frawley, M.Ed.

As a student in elementary school, I remember feeling unsure about how to solve math word problems. I did not know many problem solving strategies, and I would often become confused.

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Lanett W. Brailey, M.A.

Next year Mr. Jackson will be moving from elementary to middle school. In reflecting on his eight years of teaching fifth grade, he considers the establishment of a classroom community as one of his greatest accomplishments.

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student independence tn

Samantha Martin, M.T.

Take a moment to think about a skill you recently learned (e.g., golfing, playing a musical instrument, cooking, speaking another language). Before reading any further, jot down the steps you took to learn that new skill.

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ten things tn

Kira Austin, Ph.D.

As an educator you have a variety of roles and responsibilities in educating students and interacting with other adults. Every day in special education you work with paraprofessionals, whom you supervise, parents, other teachers, and related services providers.

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Mona D. Pruett, M.S., OT/L

Across classrooms, students of all ability levels, including students with intellectual disabilities, are challenged with learning standards in all content areas.

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Linda Oggel, M.A., CCC-SLP and Sandy Wilberger, M.Ed.

The year is half over, and you have discovered that your students with disabilities have some needs that you did not anticipate. This is good time to reflect on what is working and where a different approach might be needed.

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Updated evidence-based practices for students with autism spectrum disorders!.

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Books and resources you may find useful for your classroom.

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