Category Archives: diversity

Unable and Unwilling is Unacceptable!

Communications from parents of students with Down syndrome (DS) prompted this blog post.  Students with a label of DS possess different ages, genders, academic, social, and communicative levels, as well as varied likes and dislikes; hence each student is unique.  We cannot allow the common … Continue reading

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Heads or Tails & Coming Together!

When you flip a coin, there is a 50% chance of it landing on heads up and a 50% chance of it landing tails up. Life, a tossed coin with legs, is even less probable. Often, we do not toss … 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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Special Education Marries General Education: Strategies for a Spectrum of Learners

Here’s info about an upcoming November graduate course through Regional Training Center and The College of New Jersey. Strategies for a Spectrum of Learners offers educators and related staff providers practical ways to reach and teach ALL learners with the … Continue reading

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Regional Training Center: Strategies for a Spectrum of Learners

I am excited to share that a new graduate course that helps educators advance the levels of their diverse learners is offered by Regional Training Center. You can register at the RTC site. https://www.thertc.net/classes.php?course=2945

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