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How to Create a More Inclusive Elementary Classroom for Students with Special Needs

A few years ago, I was asked by another teacher to observe their classroom to provide some insight for a student with attention issues. At the time, I was a preschool special education teacher. Although the teacher had her heart in the right place, she used old-fashioned strategies to try and get the student to …

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3 Intuitive Strategies for Building Community in Your Classroom

A few years ago, I interviewed a group of undergraduate women in my local university’s Engineering Technology (ET) program to understand why it had an unsavory reputation for having a very low (1:25) ratio of female-to-male students. As one woman summarized, “It’s usually just that awkward moment when you walk into a class with like …

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How Resourcing Leads to Personalized Learning For Your Students

“Mom, why is the sky blue?” my young son asked. Throughout their lives, I’ve encouraged my sons to ask questions about the world and to pursue the answers. Today was different, however. Rather than my usual response of, “Let’s ask Google,” I handed the iPhone to my son and answered, “Ask Siri.”  Tools like Google, …

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