I believe in challenging the status quo of the current educational system and that every student should have their learning outcomes met through the accessibility of their general education teacher. By sharing this message through Believe Differently, providing free resources through my portfolio, and creating a community of support on Facebook, my hope is to contribute…

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What Is Your Teaching Mindset?

What Is Your Teaching Mindset?

At the core of every educator is a belief system that guides their practice. The challenge lies in consistently reflecting on this personal belief system to ensure that it continues to lead instruction in a manner that supports the needs of every student they encounter.

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How Do You Plan?

Planning… such an essential component of education. There is a definite scope and sequence to our work, that supports effective instruction and classroom management. When we plan we consider so many factors; curriculum, test scores, class size, time, resources, classroom management, systems and routines, just to name a few. Each derived from expectations around the…

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Do You Differentiate?

Differentiation is one of those buzzwords in education that is often misunderstood. For many it brings up a sense of feeling “overwhelmed” or having to do “extra work”. Teachers will attempt to differentiate by creating different work for students based on their skill level and over time this becomes such a daunting task that many…

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Can You Identify?

The word “ownership” always comes to mind for me when I think about how we identify and support the learning outcomes for EVERY student in our classrooms. Who “owns’ the responsibility of supporting those learning outcomes?  As I shared in What is Equitable Teaching? , I am of the opinion that the learning outcomes should…

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Organizational Systems

Classroom systems designed to support the overall structure and organization of classroom routines. Check back frequently as new systems are added often.

Building A Community

Games, activities, and classroom routines are a great way to build community in your classroom. Can be personalized to meet the needs of the community in your classroom and the individual needs of students. Check back often as new games, activities, and routines are added often.

Communicate Without Speaking

Visuals, Visuals, Visuals

Visuals can be used to communicate, teach, and provide information. Anytime you can pair visual information with auditory information, understanding increases. Check back frequently as new visuals are added often.