If you have students in middle and high school who regularly show up without supplies, consider letting them keep a second set of materials in the classroom.

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Tip 5: Use Inclusion as a Teaching Tool

Posted on April 05, 2012 in Autism, Inclusion, News

Today’s clip is from the bonus footage of my DVD and Professional Development Package. The footage includes a series of 10 questions about inclusion answered by administrators, teachers, and parents.

Paula Kluth 30 Tips in 30 Days

Tip 4: Website Wednesday

Posted on April 04, 2012 in Autism, News

My Website Wednesday feature this week is autism-specific to keep within our theme of autism awareness and advocacy. Since I am pulling ideas out of “You’re Going to Love This Kid” for this week, the featured website is Brookes Publishing. There are many great resources on their newly-expanded site, so if you have not been over there recently, you will want to visit.

Paula Kluth 30 Tips in 30 Days

Tip 3: Co-Teach with Students

Posted on April 04, 2012 in Autism, News

This still is also from the “You’re Going to Love This Kid” movie and is a snapshot of Kendra Larmour, a middle school science teacher, co-teaching with one of her students with disabilities. Kendra regularly collaborates with kids and finds opportunities for impromptu co-teaching moments in her lessons.

Paula Kluth 30 Tips in 30 Days

Tip 2: Daily Greeting

Posted on April 02, 2012 in News

Greet your students at the door each morning. This simple gesture will not only help you build community in your inclusive classroom, but will give all students a chance to practice social skills such as saying “good morning”, giving compliments, and shaking hands.

This photo of third-grade teacher, Diane Berin, is a still from my new …

Tip 1: Cozy Seating

Posted on April 02, 2012 in Literacy, News

Teachers are always asking me for cheap and effective classroom seating supports, so I am kicking the month off with one of my favorites- laundry baskets for the little ones.

These are great for little kids (preschool-Kindergarten) for reading at home or for enjoying books at school. All learners may like the feeling of being contained, …

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