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The 5 Ws of Sensory Stimulation Strategies

The 5 Ws of Sensory Stimulation Strategies

The rise - and inevitable classroom banning - of fidget spinners has inspired conversation about the value of sensory stimulation techniques, and the true difference between a "fidget" and a "toy".  What is the difference, and how can you find the...

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Entry Activities for the Classroom

Entry Activities for the Classroom

When students are entering the classroom in the morning, teachers have the opportunity to focus on goals like, a) making that transition calm and peaceful, with intentional activities planned and, b) infusing a quick yet valuable learning opportunity...

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Transitions – Keeping Them Smooth!

Transitions – Keeping Them Smooth!

The time when children are transitioning from one activity to the next can become problematic without a clear plan in place. And by problematic, I’m talking about noisy, off-task behavior. So build your repertoire of tricks to keep students engaged,...

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Building a Classroom Community

Building a Classroom Community

The first few weeks of the new school year provide a great opportunity to begin developing a sense of community in your classroom. Establishing a strong classroom community promotes belonging, collaboration, positive social interactions, and a growth...

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