Unleashing the Power of Specially Designed Instruction: A Path to Success

January 18, 2024

Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) is focused on crafting educational experiences tailored to the unique needs of learners. This approach isn’t just a method; it’s a journey towards empowerment and excellence…

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Effective Models of Collaborative Teaching

October 17, 2022

Decades of research has demonstrated the benefits of coteaching for teachers and students.  Professional growth for teachers can include increased content knowledge, classroom management strategies, and curriculum adaptations (Scruggs et…

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Quality Indicators for Delivering Specially Designed Instruction

September 20, 2022

Overview The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA, 2004) has the following two indicators that need to be met for a student to qualify for special education services: The Quality…

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Accommodations Audit Form

August 3, 2022

Accommodations are intended to provide equitable access to the general education curriculum and equitable access to the achievement of enrolled grade-level standards. Instructional accommodations remove barriers caused by the student’s…

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Paraeducators: Fact or Fiction?

July 28, 2022

As policy and procedures have evolved over the years within education, the role of teachers and paraprofessionals has also changed.  Managing the work of paraprofessionals has become a more common…

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A Missing Link

April 8, 2013

In my career as a special education teacher, curriculum supervisor, and then principal, Inclusion was a priority focus; however, there always seemed to be a missing link in the process…

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