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DAY 7: Character in a Jar

Posted on December 07, 2011 in News

If you are seeking new ways to build community in the classroom, you may want to check out this series of prompt jars, like Character in a Jar, from Free Spirit Publishing. They have attitude, problem solving, and choice-making jars. I chose to feature this character jar, however, as it is based on one of my favorite books for teachers—What Do You Stand For? by Barbara Lewis.

DAY 6: Institute on Disability Calendar

Posted on December 06, 2011 in News

The Institute of Disability (IOD) puts out a great inclusion-themed calendar each year. It is only $10 so it is a perfect price for everyone on your list.

The pages feature inspiring quotes about community, diversity, and inclusive education and the illustrations come from talented artists who are connected to the mission …

DAY 5: Balance Cushions

Posted on December 06, 2011 in News

Not only do these seating supports look fun, they are fun to use too. Balance cushions like this are commonly called “wiggle seats” as they are a useful support for those learners who need a bit of movement during whole-class instruction and seat-work.

Balance cushions are a great gift for individual …

DAY 4: TEGU Blocks

Posted on December 05, 2011 in News

My kindergarten and first grade teacher friends rave about TEGU building blocks. If you have not tried them yourself, it is a “must” on your next trip to the neighborhood toy shop.

The original TEGU set contains 4 shapes (cube, short plank, long plank, and a thicker piece that is called “candy …

DAY 3: Dry Erase Rolls

Posted on December 03, 2011 in News

Want to bring a little fun into the classroom? Let students break the rules and write on the furniture for a lesson, day, or for an entire unit by spreading dry erase paper on your tables or on individual student desktops.

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