Incorporate cool down or relaxation activities into the school day (e.g., yoga, deep breathing).

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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 …

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 …

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