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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Day 2: Quick quip keychain

Posted on December 02, 2013 in Differentiating Instruction, Inclusion

To encourage participation in daily lessons, some of your students may benefit from quick and easy supplements to their primary communication systems. Quick quip key chains are not enough to meet all or even most of a student’s communication needs, but they can work well in environments where students do not have easy access to their other systems (e.g., school bus) or in situations where just a few messages will do

Day 1: Stick puppet theater

Posted on December 01, 2013 in Differentiating Instruction, Inclusion

When your books become tattered, don’t throw them away! Instead, cut them up and create a series of stick puppets to use in retellings, dramatic play, and as a tool for creating new narratives.

Puppets make lessons whimsical, bring a bit of levity to the classroom, and provide opportunities for writing, communication, and social interaction. These particular puppets have the added benefit of being really easy to…

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 …

Inclusion projects worth your dollar

Posted on November 15, 2013 in Inclusion

Lately, I have been noticing all of the ways that organizations, schools, and groups are fundraising in creative ways to make their inclusive visions come true. The big change I am seeing is the use of social media and websites to spread the word and collect many small donations to make huge changes. This is exciting because it means that…

What inspires you?

Posted on November 03, 2013 in Inclusion

In this short video put out by one of my publishers, Paul H. Brookes Publishing, I talk a little bit about what inspires me in inclusive schools.

What do you like to see in an inclusive school? What inspires you?

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