Design Inclusive Classrooms & Schools
Our schools were not designed for every child to reach their full level of competence and mastery.
The good news is that with thoughtful planning we can create better environments for our increasingly diverse populations, where adults and students experience more success. Through attention to daily rituals, routines, lesson planning and delivery, and assessments, we can promote greater academic success for all, reduce disruptive behavior, and help develop the whole student.
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How educators can bring SEL into any lesson without changing the curriculum
After years of helping schools hang in with challenging students, it was time to clarify when to stop hanging in
This article provides a path out of that problem.
A quick overview of Carol Dweck’s work, all pointing towards very specific strategies for giving students supportive and motivating feedback
Originally titled “Praising and Loving Students,’ this ASCD on-line article asks all of us to recognize and support every student as a member of the community for doing no more than crossing the threshold into the school and the classroom
This post first appeared in Larry Ferlazzo’s Education Week Teacher column, as part of a series of responses to the concept of personalized learning.
Some advice to allow our most traumatized and wary students pathways to trust their teachers
A quick look back at the roots of special education and a list of recommendations to do our work better. This also appears on my blog with its original title, “Be Special, Educator!”
A framework for finding traction with students who may only seem to be totally shut down
How teams of teachers can work together to identify strengths and share strategies
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