Archive for the ‘Inclusive Learning’ category

Recommended Reading: Beyond Heroes and Holidays

It’s so important for K-12 teachers to expand their knowledge about what multiculturalism education really is. That’s why every teacher should consider reading Enid Lee’s Beyond Heroes and Holidays: A Practical Guide to K 12 Anti Racist, Multicultural Education and Staff Development. What You’ll Learn from Beyond Heroes and Holidays When you read Beyond Heroes [...]

Recommended Resources: ESL Teaching Books

Are you looking for resources to help you enhance your ESL lesson plans? Do you want to provide your English as a Second Language (ESL) students with quality activities to enhance their learning experiences? There are a number of great ESL books written specifically to serve as resources for educators who teach ESL to beginning [...]

4 Tips for Inclusive Teaching

It’s important for teachers to realize that most classrooms are populated with students from a wide variety of backgrounds with varying learning styles, talents and ability levels. Because classroom and school diversity is a given, it’s essential for teachers to consider the differences among students when selecting teaching strategies and methods. Rather than expecting everyone [...]

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: What it Means for Student Discipline

Does having a disability give students a license to violate their schools’ codes of conduct? Certainly not! However, it’s a fact that whether or not students have disabilities—and what those disabilities are—should be taken into consideration when making decisions about how to handle student discipline. Passed in 2004, that’s what the Individuals with Disabilities Education [...]

National Association of Multicultural Education

Are you committed to advancing the principles of multicultural education to best meet the needs of the increasingly diverse composition of the K-12 student population? If so, you may want to consider becoming a member of the National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME), an active national professional organization with chapters located throughout the United States. [...]

Understanding Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence

Have you heard of Curriculum for Excellence? Are you wondering what it is? This unique approach to education is used to describe the way that Scotland’s educational system is being transformed. The Scottish curriculum known as Curriculum for Excellence is designed to ensure that the country’s young people are able to enjoy the benefits of [...]

4 Sources for Free ESL Lessons

Are you looking for ideas for ESL lessons? There are a number of free online resources where you can find all kinds of activities to use in your English as a Second Language classroom. Whether you’re in search of complete plans that can be used to teach ESL or if you just need a few [...]

Recommended Reading: The Art of Deception: An Introduction to Critical Thinking

Is it time to start introducing your students to critical thinking? Whether you are preparing your students to participate in a debate or if you want them to be able to write position papers that involve critiquing arguments, The Art of Deception: An Introduction to Critical Thinking by Nicolas Capald, is an excellent choice. It [...]

Recommended Text: Asking the Right Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking

Are you looking for a supplemental critical thinking text for your high school students? If so, be sure to consider Asking the Right Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking. This excellent text, now in its 9th edition, can be used across the curriculum. It is an excellent choice for teachers who want to help their [...]

Arizona Schools Hit Hard by New Immigration Law

The new immigration law in Arizona has certainly been making headlines lately. While news coverage has focused on the potential for ethnic profiling and possible Civil Rights violations, the story that has gone largely untold outside of the state is the impact that changes in immigration laws will likely have on many Arizona’s already struggling [...]