Most educators take one of two perspectives on students with disabilities, says Elizabeth Stein. They see them with deficits or with strengths and assets. In this resource-rich post, Stein makes the case for an assets-based approach to designing accommodations and the IEP.
Practical and conversational, the ideas in Powerful Partnerships will inspire teachers and school leaders to examine family engagement practices and build partnerships that are collaborative, interactive, and learning focused, says literacy specialist Lisa Maucione.
Noting the recent Supreme Court decision affirming high expectations and educational opportunities for all students with disabilities, Elizabeth Stein looks at what’s needed in the classroom to ensure an enduring commitment to inclusion continues to move forward.
Elizabeth Stein urges co-teachers to co-create an action plan for the remainder of the year that supports any students who are beginning to drift and fall behind in reaching their goals. Using UDL videos and other resources, Stein shows how to meet diverse needs.
Setting goals with students is necessary but not sufficient, writes co-teaching coach Elizabeth Stein. Co-teachers must then focus their attention on helping students develop actionable steps to achieve the goal, with teacher guidance all along the way.