The Inclusive Class: 10 Easy Changes Teachers Can Make to Facilitate Inclusion "Over, under, around or through find a way, or make a way" is a quote by Paula Kluth that recently reminded me of how I found ways to include all my students in a classroom activity, regardless of their ability level. While I am speaking with Dr. Cheryl M. In order to have students aquire the same learning experiences, teachers have to be prepared for the differences in their student's abilities and learning styles. Here are 10 easy changes teachers can make to facilitate inclusion: r Time - change the time of day the activity is planned for, the duration of activity, the time of week or even the month. r Space - change the physical seating arrangement in the class, change the environment (turn off the lights, shut the door or open the windows), change the workspace or even the room (go to the library or sit outside). r Method – change how the lesson is delivered. r Product – change the assignment from writing to drawing, art, music, or drama. r Teacher – yes, change the teacher!
Inclusion, Equality, Diversity, Differentiation | Webfolio | Institute for Learning Guidance on how to improve equality and diversity practices The Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) and LSC have jointly published guidance for FE colleges and providers, to help them to self-assess equality and diversity. Both bodies have worked closely with Ofsted and Lifelong Learning UK (LLUK) to develop the guidance, indicating a shared commitment to driving forward standards in self-assessment. Equality & Diversity Curriculum Audit Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Dyscalculia Podcasts on Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Dyscalculia best practice - by Katherine Hewlett & David Crabtree, AchieveAbility(www.achieveability.org.uk) Under Practitioner links there are useful slides from the research and development phase of AchieveAbility covering various disorders and how they should best be managed. Green, K. (2003). Heaton, P & Mitchell, G (2001). Klein, C et al (2002). Reid, G & Kirk, J (2001). Youtube video on Dyspraxia in the workplace - Equity Challenge Unit UK site
'Auti-Sim' Game Simulates Life With Childhood Autism In a playground filled with gleeful shouts, you approach a group of children. Suddenly, your vision turns blurry and pixelated. The echoing screams become raucous. It's the experience of sensory overload, according to a new game called Auti-Sim. The simulation, created by a three-member team at the Vancouver Hacking Health hackathon, aims to raise awareness of the challenges of hypersensitivity disorder and help people understand how it can lead to isolation. The closer you get to loud and active children, the more overwhelming the situation becomes. Taylan Kadayifcioglu (who goes by Taylan Kay), one of the game's programmers, says he was inspired by an excerpt from a documentary called Inside Autism. "It was striking how an ordinary, everyday environment could pose significant challenges," Kay tells Mashable. "It was striking how an ordinary, everyday environment could pose significant challenges," Kay tells Mashable. Screenshot courtesy of YouTube, Taylan Kay
The Inclusive Class: 25 Easy Ways to Improve Executive Functioning Skills How do we help our children or students who are perpetually losing things, often running late and seem completely disorganized? Do we reprimand them for being lazy? Do we keep them in at recess because they forgot to do their homework? Do we let our frustration and angst get the better of us and completely give up on helping them with anything at all? Or, do we wonder if there is a reason as to why this child just can't seem to pull things together? Instead of labeling the child or student as lazy, forgetful and inattentive, consider that perhaps they are struggling due to weak executive functioning skills. Teachers and parents often spend an inordinate amount of time supporting children with weak executive function skills. However, in a carefully planned and organized school day, there are 25 easy ways for teachers and parents to help strengthen weak executive functioning skills in kids: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.
Engaging All Learners | Professional learning resources for Alberta educators Apps for multiple intelligences What makes the iPad brilliant is that it caters to all different intelligences. In fact most apps touch upon all different types of intelligences. I’ve tried to match all of my favorite educational apps with their corresponding intelligences. For those apps that matched with more than one, I’ve used equivalents. Students can use whichever app they chose to study. Take the brilliant app “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. The debate whether Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences really excist or not has been contested quite a few times. Children do differ in their abilities with different modalities, but teaching the child in his best modality doesn‘t affect his educational achievement. So much like the ideas behind TPACK, consider which type of intelligence best serves the content and not just the student. Click on the app icons to see the app in the App Store. Related posts:
Inclusive Education . Learning Disabilities . Education Inclusive education happens when children with and without disabilities participate and learn together in the same classes. Research shows that when a child with disabilities attends classes alongside peers who do not have disabilities, good things happen. For a long time, children with disabilities were educated in separate classes or in separate schools. People got used to the idea that special education meant separate education. But we now know that when children are educated together, positive academic and social outcomes occur for all the children involved. We also know that simply placing children with and without disabilities together does not produce positive outcomes. These are the principles that guide quality inclusive education: All children belong. Inclusive education is based on the simple idea that every child and family is valued equally and deserves the same opportunities and experiences. All children learn in different ways. It is every child’s right to be included.
Complete Guide to educational and special needs apps, complete list at One Place for Special Needs Complete guide to educational and special needs apps With over 300,000 apps it's easy to become overwhelmed by the number of app choices. It's also easy to spend a small fortune on a lot of useless apps. As a special needs parent I wanted to get right to the "good stuff" and figured you did too. Check out our guide that breaks down the best of the apps by skill set so you can easily find and buy apps that most benefit your child. Great for kids with autism, ADHD, apraxia, learning disability, sensory issues and more. by Dawn Villarreal, One Place for Special Needs Android apps (all) Android does not have the nice interface of iTunes for viewing apps on the Internet as opposed to your device. Aphasia appsApps specific to those with aphasia Apraxia appsApps specific to those with Childhood Apraxia of Speech Articulation appsApps that focus on articulation. Auditory memory apps Auditory memory is the ability to remember what you heard. Autism appsApps specific to those on the autism spectrum