Believe Differently

Believe Differently

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.

At its core Equitable Teaching is a belief system. One that is founded on the opinion that every child can have their learning outcomes met through the accessibility of their general education teacher. This is a shift in the perspective from the idea of “inclusion” which solely focuses on location, where students may join their…

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It is our responsibility to provide EVERY student with opportunities, to learn, improve, and grow.

Transparency and honesty are essential to the IEP process. The relationship that is established between educators and parents is crucial to student success. Communication is a cornerstone to this relationship. When educators and parents are honest, open and respectful with their communication this provides optimal support for students. I remember early on as a parent…

Read more Advocacy Series #6 Promote open, honest, and respectful communication

Every student MUST have a general education teacher… I struggle with even writing this post because the foundation of Equitable Teaching is to ensure that every student has their learning outcomes met through the accessibility of their general education teacher. The truth is however, is that this is often not the case. Every student with…

Read more Advocacy Series #4 Every student MUST have a general education teacher…

Many of my early experiences with Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings as a parent were extremely intimidating and overwhelming. I would walk into the meetings carrying the weight of world on my shoulders in the form of worry, concern, hopes and dreams for my son. Yet, expressing all of those thoughts and feelings is difficult to…

Read more Advocacy Series #3 Hey Parents! They can’t have the meeting without you!

The foundation of any Individual Education Program (IEP) or Educational Evaluation that is done within the United States is truly rooted in the laws outlined by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Yet, my goal will not be to detail those verbatim because quite honestly that would be really boring for me to write…

Read more Advocacy Series #1 Yes, it is a legal process, but that shouldn’t scare you away…