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Helping Autistic Students with Cognitive Flexibility

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Working with children can be a challenge. There may be times within the school day when students need to transition, whether physically or from one task to another. When it is time to transition to a writing lesson after recess, many kids may be upset with the disruption. Of course, most children will be able to make the move back into the classroom and get to their writing. Practicing this from week to week makes it easier for the majority of kids.

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Dangerous Social Media Fads and Teens

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Peer pressure has always been there for individuals when they head into middle school and beyond. Preteens and teens are now experiencing something very different than generations before them. The world of social media is a reality which can add more extreme peer pressure into the mix. Thanks to this, everyone who works with teens needs to be cognizant of what is happening in their social media landscape. Together we need to monitor trends, challenges, and more.

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Working on Behavior with Character Education

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A growing problem in schools across the country is misbehavior within classrooms. This used to be predominately a concern at the middle school and high school level. Now, elementary schools are searching for ways to work on problem behaviors. It is no longer acceptable to write up a student and give them detention. All of a child’s needs must be addressed, and it’s crucial to look at what may be causing the behaviors. This means being proactive. Schools need to implement programs which will assist students in identifying what is bothering them before they act out.

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Promoting Skilled Trade Careers

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A student is in your office and you are talking about plans for the future. They tell you that they do not want to go to college. Rather than push college, it is important for guidance counselors to explore all college and career options with students. The reality is that many trades are having a difficult time filling all of their jobs. This means job security which is not always a reality for many who get a degree in college.

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The Importance of Parent Advocates for Special Needs Families

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Going to a meeting at school can be intimidating for many families. Now imagine how it feels for the parents of a child with special needs. They go into a room filled with teachers, administrators, and therapists of all kinds. Many may be new to this process after a new diagnosis. They can easily feel overwhelmed and unprepared. They may not understand what is being said to them. This can add to their stress and make them feel like outsiders in the IEP or other meetings taking place.

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