Posted on February 14, 2014 in Differentiating Instruction, Inclusion
This idea was inspired by the content in You’re Welcome, a book on inclusive practices that I wrote with Patrick Schwarz a few years back. This title is actually three mini-books sold as a packet that features content on differentiated instruction, collaboration, and positive behavior supports.
Tools like learning agendas provide great opportunities for …
Posted on January 31, 2014 in Differentiating Instruction
In this video illustrating one of the 100 ideas in my book, “From Tutor Scripts to Talking Sticks”, my co-author Sheila Danaher and I share an idea for helping students manage the school day and keep motivation high.
Posted on January 24, 2014 in Differentiating Instruction
One of the best ways to help a child read more fluently is to engage them in repeated readings of the same text. The problem, of course, is that this task can be dull for some students and can make a reluctant reader even more disinterested in literacy lessons.
For this reason, many teachers in K-12 inclusive classrooms use …
Posted on January 06, 2014 in Differentiating Instruction
If you liked the ideas I shared from my new book in December, you might want to view or share this video created by my publisher, Paul H. Brookes. In this short clip, I talk about three favorite ideas from From Text Maps to Memory Caps and explain how they might be used in classrooms.
A few ideas for using the clip include sharing it to start a staff meeting (and to begin a conversation about differentiation ideas); featuring it at your next …
Posted on January 03, 2014 in Differentiating Instruction, Inclusion
One of the most common misunderstandings of inclusive education is that all learners need to have the same learning targets and outcomes. A teacher told me recently, “What will he do in earth science? He can’t even read!” This statement suggests that we can’t address literacy goals in a science classroom and maybe even that we should not …