Author Archives: Toby Karten

#Texas Strong

My heart and prayers are sent to our Texas colleagues as they begin their school year. As an inclusion consultant in Victoria, Bloomington, Edna, and Corpus Christi, I have personally witnessed the steadfastness, compassion, resourcefulness, and intelligence of my Texas … Continue reading

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New Beginnings…

What I miss most about not being exclusively attached to one school building- is-yes you guessed it-the students.  New slates, like that fresh box of Crayolas with the sharpener of course(ok-I am dating myself), allow educators to engage with a rainbow of … Continue reading

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Developing Effective Learners

Developing Effective Learners: RTI Strategies for Student Success Toby J. Karten Designs, minds, muscles, flowers, ideas, strength, countries, strategies, and plans develop. An artist learns to rework a sketch, a mind is strengthened with engaging instruction, a weak muscle is exercised, … Continue reading

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Vic’s Teacher-Then, Now & Forever

Toby Karten, Vic’s Teacher-Then, Now & Forever Being a student’s teacher has no finish line. It doesn’t start in the beginning of the school year in August or September and end at the close of the term in May or … Continue reading

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Navigating the Core Curriculum: RTI Strategies to Support Every Learner

Diminishing Barriers to Learning Sneakers, planes, rockets, and boats. Getting from place to place happens with a structured itinerary, whether one is on foot, in the air, in space, or on water. Education, like navigation embraces the planning, collaboration, and … Continue reading

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A Sage & Inclusive Video

I was honored to be interviewed by Sage Video to offer inclusive insights.  As a collective group of professionals, families, students, and communities, we need to propagate, catapult, and monitor the infusion and progression of the skills and knowledge for … Continue reading

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Learning & smiling is nonnegotiable:-)

Life is filled with many surprises as we continually blow out one more candle and, sometimes not by choice, a tire as well. One thing I have learned in almost 60 years of candles is that we can only control, … Continue reading

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Inclusion Strategies That Work-NEW EDITION!

I am beyond excited to share that ISTW will be released in January 2015 in its 3rd edition! The research-based interventions are connected to the CCSS.  In addition there are innumerable online downloadable interactive resources for planning, instruction, collaboration, and documentation.  As … Continue reading

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ELPH-Easy Look Up to Phone Home

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Common Core State Standards in Inclusive Classrooms

CCSS INCLUDE all!

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