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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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 …

Off the Page #5: Pick a stick, any stick

Posted on February 28, 2018 in Differentiating Instruction, Inclusion, News

In any effective and student-centered classroom, the voices of learners should be heard often; they should be asking and answering questions, sharing ideas, and expressing their thoughts. Some students, however, struggle to engage in some or all of these behaviors. They may need models for asking appropriate questions or adding relevant comments. Today’s “Off the Page” selection will provide …

Off the Page #4: Using fascinations to teach & challenge

Posted on January 12, 2018 in News

Too often, student interests are seen as a hindrance to learning, when they can actually be very helpful to both students and teachers. In this video, I discuss how to take a student’s passion–be it calendars, vacuum cleaners, superheroes, dolphins, detectives, or Ozzy …

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