I typically do not like to write about things I am against.
But when an organization like Autism Speaks continually misses opportunities to do the right thing and listen to the people…Continue
Things were so simple before. If a student was struggling in your classroom…there obviously was something wrong with them. Not your teaching methods (or curriculum for that matter). Things are not so simple anymore…nor were they ever…really.
The prevailing attitude of “my way or the highway” in education is dying…albeit a slow death. There are those who cling to it because that is what they know. So…I can’t really fault them for it. As with any “practice,” one that involves a…Continue
Here are 7 quick and easy ways to use an AAC device in an inclusive environment:
1) Recite: Every morning across America, children are reciting the Pledge of Allegiance! This is one of the easiest ways to include our students…you can setup the device to recite the whole thing…or sequence the pledge so that your student has to hit the switch at certain points in the pledge. They can lead the class in the pledge or simply participate during morning announcements.
As the first weeks of the school year have come and gone, I have started to reflect on how I can improve my teaching practices. Here are five things I am doing differently at my school this year…I hope you can find them helpful.
1. Have no fear.
I believe fear is a huge obstacle that special and general educators have a hard time getting over when it comes to inclusion. We fear what we don’t understand…we fear the unknown… If you are an educator, inclusion is…Continue