Check Out Some of the AMAZING Resources at the IRIS CENTER

IRIS Center

IRIS Link

I ran across this site and use it regularly to help support students at my schools. I hope you like it as much as I do!

The IRIS Center offers a wide variety of resources and services to suit a diverse set of instructional needs and circumstances. IRIS is supported by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs and located at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College, the IRIS Center develops and disseminates free, engaging online resources about evidence-based instructional and behavioral practices to support the education of all students, particularly struggling learners and those with disabilities. These resources, designed to bridge the research-to-practice gap, are intended for use in college teacher preparation programs, in professional development (PD) activities for practicing professionals, and by independent learners. The array of IRIS resources includes modules, case studies, information briefs, course/PD activities, a high-leverage practices alignment tool, and an online glossary of disability-related terms as well as supporting products to enhance their use in coursework and PD activities.Developed in collaboration with nationally recognized researchers and education experts, our free online resources address instructional and classroom issues of critical importance to today’s educators: classroom behavior management, secondary transition, early childhood, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and many others.

In addition to our free resources, IRIS offers low-cost online professional development options: Certificates of Completion for IRIS Modules, a School & District Platform, and micro-credentials.

Since 2001, IRIS resources have been used in teacher preparation programs throughout the United States and around the world. In 2017 alone, the IRIS Website hosted more than two million visits.
Learn more about IRIS in our informative brochure.

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Student Anxiety – Tools, Worksheets, and App From “Anxiety Canada”

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Student anxiety can really impact their learning. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Psychopharmacological interventions are sometimes recommended when anxiety fiercely gets in the way of doing day to day activities. Consult an expert if this applies to your child. Below is a list of tools and worksheets to help address issues related to anxiety.

Tools

Worksheets

Web-­based Resources (International)
AnxietyBC
• Psychoeducational material and handouts for parents, teachers, and family and
friends of children with SM (search ‘selective mutism’ for all information on the
topic).
• Website -­‐ www.anxietybc.com
• Children’s section -­‐ http://www.anxietybc.com/parenting/parent-­‐child
• Short 11 min. video on understanding and managing Selective Mutism.
http://www.anxietybc.com/resources/video/understanding-­‐and-­‐managing-­‐
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• Lecture on Selective Mutism given by Dr. Annie Simpson
http://www.anxietybc.com/resources/video/selective-­‐mutism-­‐giving-­‐kids-­‐
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Dr. Steven Kurtz’s
• A treatment provider in New York. Check his website for a selective mutism e-­‐
learning website (coming soon).
• Website https://kurtzpsychologyconsulting.wordpress.com
Child Mind Institute
• Website -­‐ http://www.childmind.org/
• A treatment centre in New York that also provides webinars on various aspects
of selective mutism treatment (search ‘selective mutism’ and look for events)
Selective Mutism Group
• Website -­‐ http://www.selectivemutism.org
• Provides information, resources, and support to those impacted by selective
mutism

MindShift™ App

Struggling with anxiety? Tired of missing out? There are things you can do to stop anxiety and fear from controlling your life. MindShift™ is an app designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety. It can help you change how you think about anxiety. Rather than trying to avoid anxiety, you can make an important shift and face it.

 

MindShift™ will help you learn how to relax, develop more helpful ways of thinking, and identify active steps that will help you take charge of your anxiety. This app includes strategies to deal with everyday anxiety, as well as specific tools to tackle:

    • Making Sleep Count
    • Riding Out Intense Emotions
    • Test Anxiety
    • Perfectionism
    • Social Anxiety
    • Performance Anxiety
    • Worry
    • Panic
    • Conflict

 

Think of MindShift™ as your portable coach helping you face challenging situations and take charge of your life.

If you are a MindShift user, please consider making a donation to help us maintain and continue to offer the app for free.

MindShift stems from a one time joint collaboration in 2012 between Anxiety Canada and BC Children’s Hospital, an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority.  In 2016 RBC Children’s Mental Health Projectprovided funding for an enhancement to the app.  Learn more about our privacy policy.