Have you noticed your mood change if there has been just one too many rainy days? Does it shift depending on if you are driving on a busy freeway or having a picnic at the park? It won’t surprise you to know that our environments have a significant impact on how we feel and what […]Read More Inclusive Classroom Design: Creating a Space for All
Everyone is in a literal different place with education right at this very moment. Some states have schools in session, others do not. Some schools are partially in session and some are hybrid and virtual. So the number one question: When do we get back to the way things were? Here’s the part that I […]Read More How Do We Get Back To Where We W
It has been just eleven days since I got word my district was closing for nearly a month. That was not how this was supposed to go. We were going to go to work. The blog that we had been working on for a month would get published this week. Though, to be fair: no […]Read More This Was Not In The Plan…
Modifying curriculum for students who do not yet have an understanding of grade level content has long been the sole responsibility of the special education teacher. However, since the goal of inclusion is to include the student in as much of the general education environment and curriculum as possible, then we have to expect that […]Read More How to Include Students with Disabilities by Modifying Curriculum in 3 Easy Steps!
In September 2015, two Federal Government agencies – The US Department of Health and Human Services and the US Department of Education – issued a ground-breaking statement: “…ALL young children with disabilities should have access to inclusive high-quality early childhood programs, where they are provided with individualized and appropriate support in meeting high expectations.” https://www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/earlylearning/joint-statement-full-text.pdf […]Read More Preschool + Kindergarten: Ground Zero for Inclusion