Talk to students about collaborative work expectations. Give reminders about what cooperation looks like (e.g., everyone gets a turn) and sounds like (e.g., “What do you think?”).

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Off the Page #7: Celebrate!

Posted on April 30, 2018 in Inclusion, News

Celebrate!

If you are co-teaching, you need time to meet and opportunities to plan. You also need moments of reflection, gratitude, and celebration.

Today’s idea is from 30 Days to the Co-Taught Classroom and can be found on page 239.

Off the Page #6: Flex your groupings

Posted on March 31, 2018 in News

In most instances, educators will be using assessment data and classroom observations to create flexible groupings in the classroom. Other times, however, teachers may want to group or pair students randomly. This type of grouping works well for many different types of lessons including community-building activities, idea sharing, small-group discussions, or the exploration of …

Off the Page #5: Pick a stick, any stick

Posted on February 28, 2018 in Differentiating Instruction, Inclusion, News

In any effective and student-centered classroom, the voices of learners should be heard often; they should be asking and answering questions, sharing ideas, and expressing their thoughts. Some students, however, struggle to engage in some or all of these behaviors. They may need models for asking appropriate questions or adding relevant comments. Today’s “Off the Page” selection will provide …

Off the Page #4: Using fascinations to teach & challenge

Posted on January 12, 2018 in News

Too often, student interests are seen as a hindrance to learning, when they can actually be very helpful to both students and teachers. In this video, I discuss how to take a student’s passion–be it calendars, vacuum cleaners, superheroes, dolphins, detectives, or Ozzy …

New year, new goals

Posted on January 09, 2018 in Inclusion

Happy New Year!

I had a lot of great feedback about this post in the last few years, so I am sharing it again to kick off 2018. I hope it will help you meet your inclusion-related goals as you get back to work this week.

Those that know me well, know that I love goal setting. I love teaching it to students …

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