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New year, new goals

Posted on January 07, 2020 in News

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 2019. 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 …

Coaster is here!

Posted on December 13, 2019 in News

Do you love dogs as much as I do? If so, read on!

A few years ago (when I adopted my own dog), I had an idea for a children’s book about a shelter pet.

The book is about a dog who is admired (in part) for his snazzy wheels.

Here is the description of the book:

Coaster lives in an animal shelter with many puppies (and a few kittens) who are looking for homes. All the pets know he will be the first of the bunch to be adopted. After all, he has a fine coat, floppy ears, and …

Basketball science, word problems & inclusive schools: Pranoy’s story

Posted on June 04, 2018 in Inclusion, News

I absolutely love stories as a way to share ideas and illustrate positive practices. This video was sent to me by Indrani Solomon and her son Pranoy. It is a glimpse inside Pranoy’s life as a friend, classmate, athlete, and student. Here is a bit of what Indrani wrote about …

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 …

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