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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Tip 20: Phone Home

Posted on April 20, 2012 in Autism, Collaboration, Families, News

Need adaptations ideas? Want to brainstorm positive behavior supports? Looking for peer-support strategies? Contact the families of your learners with autism and tap into one of the richest resources around. I know so many knowledgeable parents who are never asked for input, advice, or tips.

I also know quite a few teachers who are unsure …

Tip 19: Share Strengths of ALL Students

Posted on April 19, 2012 in Autism, Inclusion, News

Look for ways to emphasize the abilities and strengths of all learners in your classroom. This practice will not only help you use the various gifts of your students across lessons and throughout the day, but it will be helpful in building classroom community.

There are many ways to …

Tip 18: WEBSITE WEDNESDAY

Posted on April 18, 2012 in Autism, Inclusion, News

When I started my website site at paulakluth.com a few years ago, there were only a few inclusion-focused blogs out on the web. Now, every time I search for inclusion blogs, I find wonderful new resources like today’s featured site.

Paula Kluth 30 Tips in 30 Days

In-kloo-zhuhn is not only filled …

Tip 17: Teach Playground Games

Posted on April 17, 2012 in Autism, Inclusion, News

So many children struggle during recess. Some cannot figure out how to spend the time and others may identify activities, but lack skills to engage in those activities. One way to support these learners is to explicitly teach playground games to all students in the school.

Paula Kluth 30 Tips in 30 Days

One way to support these learners is to …

Tip 16: Opt for iPad AAC Options

Posted on April 16, 2012 in Autism, Inclusion, News

When I was a teacher, trying a new AAC system required renting a device from the district. If they didn’t have the one you wanted in stock, you had to wait weeks or even months. Then, if the device or system seemed to work for the person, you began the process of advocating for the purchase of the device. In some cases, this process may still be a reality.

Paula Kluth 30 Tips in 30 Tips

The iPad and other devices like it …

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