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
However you feel about the return to school in Fall 2020, the truth is that many districts will be going into at least partial distance learning. Distance Learning is not something that is naturally taught in most academic experiences. But here we are adults distance learning and Distance Teaching. Resources are scattered. It is not […]Read More ‘Cause You Know We’ll Make It Through [Distance Learning]
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!
“Come get me when you don’t know what to do,” I tell the students who have known me longer who I know are able to move from their desk to find me. Except for the fact that line I have said time and time again to my students with disabilities (and sometimes to their peers […]Read More How to Teach Self-Advocacy Skills in Schools
Early in my teaching career, I didn’t believe that inclusive education was the right thing to do. I distinctly remember having a heated respectful discussion with a professor in my teacher training program about how they just didn’t understand that students with autism needed to be educated with students just like them. Instead of debating […]Read More 3 Ways to Guarantee Inclusive Education Will Fail