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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

Thank You Siblings!!

The picture at the top of this post is one of my most favorite. It was taken about six years ago on a family trip to Myrtle Beach. We have a larger version of it hanging in our living room and it caught my eye as I was sitting back and observing the conversation between…

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Why accommodate?

In a world that consistently accommodates for adults…
let’s not forget that children and adolescents need accommodations too!

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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Resources

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.

Redirecting Behavior

Changing behavior is a marathon, not a sprint – we don’t expect kids to learn to read or do math in day or even a week – the same is true for changes in behavior.

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.