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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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I don’t believe that it is a surprise to anyone in education that there is value in developing a relationship with each and every student you work with. In my opinion, this value cannot be overstated and one that can be demonstrated in many ways. The insight into the individual learning inclinations of our students…

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Within the sphere of education there are many different titles. There are the members of a school board, custodians, psychologists, general education teachers, the superintendent, paraprofessionals, counselors, various administrators, principals, special education teachers, specialists, social workers, school nurses, cafeteria staff, etc. This list is by no means exhaustive, however it is representative of the varied…

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Invisible Obstacles - Designed with the Vecteezy Editor

If you spend any time on social media it is likely that you have seen the image of three children watching a baseball game in two different scenarios. The first scenario is labeled equality. It depicts the three children, each of different heights (one short, one average, and one tall), all standing on a same…

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Ebb and Flow

Every social situation that we encounter has a distinct culture. Consider a grocery store. Have you ever heard the sound of a glass jar crashing to the floor? Or possibly witnessed the toppling of a perfectly arranged stack of boxed cookies? Surely, you’ve been in the check-out line and witnessed a child screaming in agony…

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Why Not Inclusion? - When you look at it like that, inclusion just doesn’t make sense because you don’t need to include someone that is already considered to be part of the group.

In terms of education, inclusion is probably my least favorite word. I don’t like using it and I never liked referring to my classroom as inclusive. Anyone who knows me is probably thinking what? That makes no sense Christina. You have spent your entire time as a parent and a large majority of your career…

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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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