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Mission

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. I know that I am not alone in this belief! By sharing this message through Believe Differently, providing resources through my portfolio, and creating a…

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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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Believe Differently

What Is Your Neighbor Doing?

Picture yourself walking into a meeting or presentation that has already started. You’re at least ten minutes late and you have no idea what’s going on or what you should be doing.  What do you do to get “up to speed” and assimilate with what the group is doing? For me, it is looking around…

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Perspectives of Behavior

Fixed Perspective of Behavior

Uncooperative, difficult, defiant, rude, disrespectful, naughty, etc.

Growth Perspective of Behavior

Communication, skill-based deficits, mental health, regulation.

How Do You Implement?

Implementation is the residue of design, and when done with fidelity provides a proactive and responsive approach to teaching. EVERY student in our classrooms can be supported during implementation when we believe… …that it is our ROLE to support the learning outcomes of EVERY student. …that we need to establish RELATIONSHIPS with EVERY student. …that…

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Resources

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 frequently as new games, activities, and routines are added often.

Teaching Skills

Teaching Skills

Description of how to teach explicit skills, guiding questions for a variety of skill areas, and supporting visuals.  Each provides a good starting point for teachers to consider what skills might be missing. Can be personalized to meet the routines in your classroom and the individual needs of students. Check back frequently as new skills are added often.