7 Teacher Musts to Increase Classroom Productivity

7 teacher must-knows to increase classroom productivity and create happy, healthy learning environments for ALL children 1.       Have regular movement breaks. We need movement BEFORE we can concentrate. 2.       Observe for clues that children aren’t yet engaged or that attention is lagging. 3.       Incorporate regular muscle breaks to keep concentration going.   4.       Understand that some

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Teachers struggling to support children with autism in class?

Today, another incident of a child with autism being restrained and put in a ‘time-out’ room, hit the headlines in Australia, this time in Hervey Bay, Queensland. (see http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/school-puts-autistic-boy-in-cell-like-room/story-fnihsrf2-1227584707583) This is the THIRD time this has hit headlines in Australia in six months, and situations like this highlight the strain and difficult situations that teachers find

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Do you have a head banging child?

Do you have a child that head bangs? Here we have an article on head banging and how to identify if it is sensory or behavioural. This article was  written by Occupational Therapist Gwen from Sensational  Brain. Head Banging? A sensory seeking 2 year old is banging his head… Head-banging is common for sensory seekers

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