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Common Accommodations to Improve Accommodations for Mathematics

Teachers are central to creating a climate of equity and inclusion and making coursework accessible for all students. It is part of what makes teaching so rewarding-orchestrating situations that empower students as learners. It is rewarding, in part, because it takes a lot of patience, reflection, and expertise. While...

The Impact of Tracking Students with Disabilities in Mathematics

Tracking is a system of assigning students into separate levels, classes, or courses based on perceived ability, teacher recommendation, placement assessments, prior achievement, or a range of non-academic expectations such as student compliance. Tracking most often involves multiple levels of the same course, often sorting students into high, average,...

Consider Using a Feelings Chart in Place of a Behavior Chart

Implementing a behavior chart is a common practice of many educators when working with undesired classroom behavior.  The use of a behavior chart can be classroom, group, or individually focused.  Behavior charts might look like a color system or a level system, which identifies privileges for students who have...

The Best Technology Training for Teachers

https://www.kytelearning.com/ It is surprising that I’m writing a post regarding my excitement about the teacher in-service website. There is no shortage of sites that have a host of videos trying to train teachers about various subjects. The problem with all of the sites is that most of the videos...

Empowering Students with Microsoft’s Immersive Reader

At the recent CEC conference, I saw many great solutions to help students with a diverse array of challenges. Most of the technology and tools had a few things in common. They were focused on a specific task and they were expensive. One of the sessions stood out from...

Worksheets for Preschool

There are many places to find materials out on the web. The challenge is finding good resources that follow a logical methodology over time. Worksheets for Preschool is an amazing well-targeted resource that will meet that need. While I personally don’t teach preschool, I have found these resources very...

Training Opportunities for Parents

n many places we are back to in person instruction, but unfortunately there are many who still are having to educate remotely. This is a challenge under normal circumstances, but when we are dealing with a child with disabilities it becomes far more difficult. It is important that parents...

EXTINGUISHING THE BURN-OUT CASCADE

As I have been browsing social media in recent days, it has become increasingly clear that many teachers are feeling stressed out and burned out. Granted there are significant factors playing into this including the threat and response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the current political situation, and the increased...