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KIAT Book Club: The Differentiated Classroom Ch. 3

Chapter three in The Differentiated Classroom is titled Rethinking How We Do School - And For Whom. It was a little too common sense for me and didn't provide me with the type of information I came to this book for: specific differentiation strategies I can use in my own classroom. The chapter discusses the… Continue reading KIAT Book Club: The Differentiated Classroom Ch. 3

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KIAT Book Club: The Differentiated Classroom Ch.2

I wrote about beginning The Differentiated Classroom a couple of weeks ago and being excited to be able to encorporate ideas from it into my own classroom. The first chapter was an introduction to differentiation and also provided some real classroom examples of differentiation in practice, which I appreciated. Chapter two is titled Elements of… Continue reading KIAT Book Club: The Differentiated Classroom Ch.2

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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