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Teaching English to deaf students

As I discussed in a previous article, the prelingually deaf often need ESL instruction since American Sign Language (ASL) is their first language. Many deaf people face the same issues as ESL students when they go through the educational process along with hearing students....

source: By Douglas Magrath
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As soon as my nine-year-old daughter gets home from school, she tells me about her day. Even though she talks a mile a minute, it can take her 30 minutes to tell me a story that most neurotypical kids could tell in five minutes. But I always smile and listen. One of her...

source: ADDitude Magazine

New research finds that while youths with disabilities, mental health diagnoses and special education services experience peer harassment or bullying at similar rates as other youth, understanding differences in how they experience...

source: University of New Hampshire via Science Daily

The parents of children with autism and other developmental disabilities are suing the state of Oregon over claims that the children are being deprived of an education through shortened school days. The plaintiffs, parents of four children,...

source: Disabiltiy Scoop

Graphic organizers are a helpful learning tool for students of all ages to organize, clarify or simplify complex information — they help students construct understanding through an exploration of the relationships between concepts. Teacher-generated organizers are...

source: Edutopia

Michelle Russell, a contributor for MiddleWeb, writes: "Recently I have seen articles discussing the connection between teacher likeability and student achievement. This is something I have thought a lot about since I started teaching. I believe if students like their teacher...

source: MiddleWeb (commentary)

Student engagement is the Mega Millions of education: When you hear about it, it seems so easy to win — and then you read about the odds. The good news is that there are effective strategies for boosting student engagement, and they're considerably more likely to pay...

source: Edutopia


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