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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

Teaching Calm

Supporting Regulation

Teaching the use of regulation supports in the general education classroom for students provides a great alternative to having them leave the classroom when they need a sensory or calming break. Can be personalized to meet the individual needs of students. Check back frequently as new supports 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.

Differentiating Instruction

Differentiation examples that demonstrate how to meet students at their skill level. Should be personalized to meet the individual needs of students. Check back frequently as new examples are added often.