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Dr. Donna Wakefield

Donna Wakefield, PhD, is an associate professor in the Special Education Program in the National College of Education at National Louis University. Her work focuses on children with exceptional learning needs. She researches the portrayal of disabilities in children’s and young adult literature from both a literature viewpoint and a disability viewpoint. She has presented on making literacy and literature accessible to all by adapting literacy tools for individuals with special needs as well as the use of technologies for individuals with exceptional learning needs.

9 Ideas For Organizing Differentiated Instruction. 8 Ways to Differentiate a Worksheet. Do you struggle to make one worksheet work for your whole class?

8 Ways to Differentiate a Worksheet

Are you trying to differentiate without pulling your hair out? I have been there, and I feel for you. While I am not a worksheet kind of teacher, I do understand that they have their time and place in just about every classroom. While they are necessary, they can be difficult to reach every student with, and in the modern classroom that poses some serious issues.

Differentiation is such a buzzword these days, as it should be with individualized learning, but it can add a lot to a teacher's workload.

Disability Acceptance

UDL. Conference Presentations. Tech Resources. NLU Students Resources. Literacy. iPads. Special Education. Professional Development.