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6 UDL ideas which will promote inclusion, (and cut your workload)!

  1. Use visual cues

A visual sequence is a common tool for students with autism or reading difficulties.  Using a sequence of symbols to guide students through an activity will not only aid those with literacy difficulties, but also be clear to good readers.  839 more words

Who Needs a *504 Plan Anyway? Part I

*504 Plan described in next section.

In my experience, GREAT teachers do not need a 504 Plan to target appropriate instruction to the different students who land in their classes. 2,759 more words

How do we meet the needs of so many unique students in a mixed-ability classroom?

Explaining what something is can be really hard to do without that person actually experiencing the same thing as you.  One strategy that we often use to explain difficult concepts in math is to discuss non-examples.   1,204 more words

The Value of Quiet

When I was a child in grade school— sure, we’re talking about the ‘70s and ‘80s— quiet was a rule in school. You walked in quiet through the halls. 547 more words

The teaching text we/I need! Just imagine...

To the many teachers who contact me about the work of Angela Stockman and Steve Peha.

Just imagine having at your fingertips a writing text or texts which take you from curriculum design to implementation to assessment and where instruction is guided from student work… and written for the Australian Curriculum and other curriculums.

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Paper vs eInk

“If your fine motor skills are not developed to the point where you’re able to write quickly enough or legibly enough, maybe the technology can help you keep up or take more legible notes,” said Kevin Bradbeer, with the Toronto District School Board. 6 more words

Universal design

As I turn in my grades at the close of the spring semester, I am not only bidding farewell to a delightful crop of students and a beloved colleague who is retiring. 51 more words