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Marty Lynn Smith Scholarships

Marty’s friends, daughter, and family, in partnership with the PBIS Forum and Teacher Educators for Children with Behavioral Disorders (TECBD), offer several scholarships in her memory.

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TECBD 2016

The CCBD Professional Development Committee is proud to partner with the Teacher Educators for Children with Behavioral Disorders (TECBD) Conference to offer exciting new programming at TECBD this year. TECBD will be held at Tempe Mission Palms Hotel in Tempe, AZ October 20-22, 2016.

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Tool of the Week

  • This week’s free tool is a table for teachers who are implementing peer-mediated instruction in their classroom. The table, Strategies for Initiating and Maintaining Attention, lists strategies for use by peer mediators who are helping their classmates with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) initiate and maintain attention. Strategies such as talking through play can help peer ...
  • This week’s FREE tool is one for the bulletin board in the teacher’s lounge. It’s a simple diagram of the conflict cycle that illustrates how a teacher’s positive intervention can break the self-perpetuating cycle of emotional crisis. The diagram is a great reminder for all teachers of the positive role teachers can play in diminishing ...
  • This week’s FREE tool is a table to help you create a learning environment that is welcoming to all learners. With topics that range from clutter-free space to the problem of distracting smells and textures, this “Learning Environment Checklist” will walk you through the considerations for seating, classroom organization, and classroom climate so you can ...
  • If you’re an administrator or a co-teacher you’re going to love this week’s FREE tool. It’s a chart with guidelines for assessing co-teacher proficiency. Administrators can use it to structure co-teaching evaluations; and co-teachers can use it to set goals and self-evaluate. Everyone can aspire for the rating “DARN, THEY’RE GOOD!” The chart comes from CEC’s ...

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MARTHA LYNN SMITH SCHOLARSHIPS

Martha Lynn Smith, M.Ed. - a champion for children and youth with and at-risk for emotional and behavioral disorders (E/BD). Marty spent 30+ years working with our most vulnerable students with E/BD, especially those needing Tier III supports and those in secure juvenile facilities where the positive behavioral interventions and supports framework was being adopted and adapted.  Marty’s friends, daughter, and family, in partnership with the PBIS Forum and Teacher Educators for Children with Behavioral Disorders(TECBD), offer several scholarships in her memory. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

TECBD & CCBD

The CCBD Professional Development Committee is proud to partner with the Teacher Educators for Children with Behavioral Disorders (TECBD) Conference to offer exciting new programming at TECBD this year. TECBD will be held at Tempe Mission Palms Hotel in Tempe, AZ October 20-22, 2016. The keynote for this year's conference is CCBD member, Greg Benner. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Policy Insider: Legislative Update

  • Special Ed Teachers Share Why They Love Teaching: ED's Office of Special Education highlighted some dedicated special education teachers on their blog who shared why they love teaching. Sing It: Spotify created a Teacher Appreciation Playlist with some dedications by artists you'll recognize to special teachers they've had. Some Of Our Favorite #ThankATeacher Videos: Educational Testing Service employees; The Ellen Show; Heroes Rock by Shelby County Schools (Tenn.); Kleenex (you’ll need one); the White House thanks the Teacher of the Year.

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