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Supporting behavior in the inclusive class

Supporting positive student behavior can be a challenge for any teacher—and in an inclusive classroom, it can be especially difficult to manage students with so many different needs and ability levels in one room. Read More

Differentiate Instruction with Fidget Bags

Learn how to create and use fidget bags, one of Paula Kluth's 100 ways to differentiate instruction in the classroom. If students in your classroom do not need the amount of support provided by the items in a sensory box, but do need some help to stay focused on daily lessons, a fidget bag can be a good alternative. Read More

Body Language & Gestures

This lesson plan from The Social Compass Curriculum will help students with autism understand what others are communicating when using body language. Read More

Grouping students using partner puzzles

Partner Puzzles are a fun, creative method for grouping students for small-group activities. Learn how they work in this quick classroom tip designed to decrease behavior issues and increase student motivation! Read More

Test Your Skills! Try These Tricks with Your Students with LD

Students with learning disabilities tend to struggle in these critical areas: organization, test taking, study skills, notetaking, reading, writing, mathematics, and advanced thinking. You can actually break these skills down into smaller subskills and teach students techniques for targeting their trouble spots. Our quick quiz introduces you to strategies designed to enhance your students' skills. How many can you match? Read More

The Color Poem

Often, teaching poetry in the classroom is achieved successfully through imagery. This introductory lesson from The Word in Play provides students with insight into their own creative depths, helping to establish their “eye for resemblances.” Read More

Introduce TRAP

Read this excerpt from Building Comprehension in Adolescents to learn how to introduce the TRAP strategy in your classroom. Read More

Differentiate Instruction with Purposeful Puzzles

This chapter explains how to implement purposeful puzzles, a helpful Differentiated Instruction support for students who might fidget a lot during class or need to be “doing something” when they are listening or participating in a classroom discussion. Read More