How HipHop Propagates Scientific Thinking: Dr. Chris Emdin

"If HipHop can grab them like that, and if science is a piece of who they are, and if there's so much science in HipHop, then why not make those…

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“Don’t Take Away My Recess” – Students Who Are Wired Differently

If students with behavioral and learning challenges (Autism, ADHD, Asperger's, Bi-Polar Disorder, ODD, etc.) were self-aware and could verbalize their needs, what would they say? Perhaps something like this. Watch…

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Micro-Managing Behavior or Building Relationships? At-Risk Students Presenter Craig Boykin

Sometimes educators must reach out to at-risk students by way of the most unconventional methods in order to see breakthroughs, says presenter Craig Boykin, one of our most popular At-Risk…

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Watch Tracie Berry-McGhee outline how to create trauma-sensitive spaces for students.

Students who have suffered trauma are far more likely to experience academic failure. To combat this tendency – with female students in particular – Tracie Berry-McGhee suggests creating trauma-sensitive spaces…

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“Oppositioning” – How to Move Beyond Boundaries: David Rendall

Innovation in the classroom is often stymied because educators don’t want to depart from doing the “right thing.” Dr. David Rendall says moving “outside the box” requires teachers to realize…

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Watch Brian Mendler challenge the conventional wisdom of “one-size-fits-all” student behavior charting.

Brian is a certified elementary and special education teacher, who draws on his own experience as a very disruptive student with severe undiagnosed ADHD and reading difficulties. Brian is the…

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