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KIAT Book Club: Neurodiversity in the Classroom Ch. 7

The final chapter in Neurodiversity in the Classroom pulls the whole book together by discussing "The Strength-Based School" in which all students are fully integrated and fully involved. The school used as an example throughout is the William W. Henderson Inclusion Elementary School, which sounds like a truly amazing school. Students with any sort of… Continue reading KIAT Book Club: Neurodiversity in the Classroom Ch. 7

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KIAT Book Club: Neurodiversity in the Classroom Ch. 6

Hello, friends! We've gotten to chapter six in Thomas Armstrong's Neurodiversity in the Classroom. This one is about students with emotional and behavioural disorders. This chapter was a challenge for me because there are just so many various emotional and behavioural disorders that to lump them all together in one small chapter is no small… Continue reading KIAT Book Club: Neurodiversity in the Classroom Ch. 6

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KIAT Book Club: Neurodiversity in the Classroom Ch. 5

Well hello again, friends! We've hit chapter five in Neurodiversity in the Classroom by Thomas Armstrong, which is all about the strengths of students with intellectual disabilities. I have had the pleasure of working with a few adults with Down syndrome through university and already know quite a bit about their strengths and other positive… Continue reading KIAT Book Club: Neurodiversity in the Classroom Ch. 5

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KIAT Book Club: Neurodiversity in the Classroom Ch. 4

Hello again, friends. Chapter four in Neurodiversity in the Classroom is titled "The Gifts of Autism" and (go figure) discusses all the positive aspects of having students on the spectrum in your class and how to best teach them. Indeed, students with autism tend to be difficult to work with simply because of their difficulty… Continue reading KIAT Book Club: Neurodiversity in the Classroom Ch. 4

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KIAT Book Club: Neurodiversity in the Classroom Ch. 3

Welcome back, friends! Today's chapter in Neurodiversity in the Classroom by Thomas Armstrong is titled "The Joys of ADHD". Fellow teachers, I know the face you're making because I made it too; what joys of ADHD?! I kid, I kid, but seriously, sometimes as teachers we really do just want to throw medication at the… Continue reading KIAT Book Club: Neurodiversity in the Classroom Ch. 3

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KIAT Book Club: Neurodiversity in the Classroom Ch. 2

Last post, I discussed the first chapter of Neurodiversity in the Classroom by Thomas Armstrong. The first chapter was essentially an introduction to what the book would be focusing upon, and chapter two is where we jump right in. Chapter two is titled "The Multiple Talents of Students with Learning Disabilities".  I will say that… Continue reading KIAT Book Club: Neurodiversity in the Classroom Ch. 2

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KIAT Book Club: Neurodiversity in the Classroom Ch. 1

Hello fellow avid readers! A few weeks ago we finished up Differentiation in Practice and this week, I'd like to begin Neurodiversity in the Classroom by Thomas Armstrong. I began reading this book when it was given to our staff by our principal, as well as the staff of a fellow congregated school which deals… Continue reading KIAT Book Club: Neurodiversity in the Classroom Ch. 1

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KIAT Book Club: Differentiation in Practice Ch. 6

Well friends, we've come to the last chapter in Differentiation in Practice by Carol Ann Tomlinson and Caroline Cunningham Eidson. This chapter brings us back to English Language Arts and focuses on literature circles. To be more specific, it's a unit designed to introduce students to literature circles. As a new elementary teacher, I have… Continue reading KIAT Book Club: Differentiation in Practice Ch. 6

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KIAT Book Club: Differentiation in Practice Ch. 5

Oh my goodness! How excited was I to finish chapter four in Differentiation in Practice, flip the page, and discover chapter five was another math unit?! It's hard to tell when someone is being sarcastic on the Internet, so let me tell you I am being absolutely sincere. As I mentioned in chapter four, math… Continue reading KIAT Book Club: Differentiation in Practice Ch. 5

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KIAT Book Club: Differentiation in Practice Ch. 4

Unit four in Differentiation in Practice by Carol Ann Tomlinson and Caroline Cunningham Eidson is a Math unit titled The World of Geometry. I was very excited about reading this chapter as I find Math the biggest struggle for me to teach. I'm a trained high school English teacher so elementary math is still something… Continue reading KIAT Book Club: Differentiation in Practice Ch. 4