Have students write a collaborative poem or story using Twitter, IM, Edmodo or Facebook. This way, authors can contribute one word, one line, or several paragraphs.

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12 days of inclusion

Posted on December 01, 2013 in Differentiating Instruction, Inclusion

Every year I share some sort of holiday countdown in the form of recommendations or ideas. Last year, my twelve days countdown featured recommended books. The year before, I suggested gifts for educators, families, and students. This year, the launch of “12 Days of Inclusion” comes immediately following the release of my latest book [with my co-author Sheila Danaher], From Text Maps to Memory Caps: 100 MORE Ways to Differentiate Instruction in the K-12 Inclusive Classroom. Therefore, I am using these first two weeks of December to highlight a dozen of my favorite ideas from the book.

From Text Maps to Memory Caps

Differentiated instruction is simple and fun with this treasure trove of ready-to-use adaptations for grades K-12. All teachers-especially fans of Kluth & Danaher’s From Tutor Scripts to Talking Sticks-will love the 100 creative NEW ideas in this illustrated guide, perfect for meeting the learning needs of all students in inclusive classrooms. An effective, time-saving way to boost student skills in key areas such as literacy, math, organization, communication, and behavior, these research-based adaptations will strengthen and energize any curriculum.

Comments

  1. From Jill Klink on 3 Dec 2013

    Paula- I enjoy your blog so much. I am a speech therapist and a mom of a boy with ASD. I cannot tell you how much I appreciated your book, Your Going To Love This Kid!.” I think teachers so often see these kiddos as “things” to make them do what they want, rather than as children- as human beings with feelings and opinions. Even though they cannot speak (or communicate well), it doesn’t mean they don’t have thought. I have changed the way I do therapy and the way I see my own son. I have tried to incorporate inclusive practices in the schools i work in, but most days it is such an uphill battle (with principals, teachers, other students,etc). When I read your blog or book, I am renewed. I will continue to try and change the way our staff and students view these unique people. Thank you for all you do!

  2. From Paula Kluth on 5 Dec 2013

    Jill-
    This message made my day- and my week! It is wonderful to get feedback on the books and the blog as it really helps me understand what families, educators, and others find useful. Thank you so much for taking the time to write. It is more appreciated that you know.