For those looking to learn a little more about teaching, those who want to learn 95% of what it takes to be an excellent educator, I recommend you take a look at these three short articles. Once you understand and internalize these three concepts, you will be prepared to take on any challenge that is … Continue reading One Warm Coat: A Practical Guide to Universal Design for Learning
This video will introduce you to the concepts, theory, and practical use of Universal Design for Learning. You will learn not only what Universal Design for Learning is, but how to implement it in your classroom today, right now! The video focuses on: Classroom DesignLesson DeliveryAssignment DesignAssessment & EvaluationProject Based Learning By teaching through a … Continue reading An Introduction to Universal Design for Learning: Video Lesson
Everybody has that memory, the one where a teacher made a difference in their life. Some people will never forget that teacher’s name, nor what that teacher did for them. Others can scarcely recall the teacher’s face, but the impact they made will last a lifetime, perhaps longer. Over quiet drinks on a night away … Continue reading The ONE teacher: Successful strategies for the teachers who are remembered
WARM evaluations are evaluations that build upon the tenets of Universal Design for Learning, taking four key concepts into consideration during their design and implementation: Welcome student voice, Assessment opportunities, Repetition of skills, Marks into grades
The COAT Method is a form of lesson planning that implements Universal Design to ensure students are provided opportunities to be: Crafting, On their feet, Actively listening, and Talking to each other.
The first Literacy Skill that students need is Determining Importance. This one skill will prepare them for everything that follows. Without it, they will be unable to focus their thoughts and ideas. We have to teach students to identify key details. We need to teach students how to identify the main idea, and how to … Continue reading Focusing on Literacy Skills: Determining Importance