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Mission

We believe in challenging the status quo of the current educational system and that every student should have their learning outcomes met through the accessibility of their general education teacher. We know that we are not alone in this belief! By sharing this message through Believe Differently, providing resources through the portfolio, and creating a…

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Believe Differently

Shout-Out Circle

As I’ve mentioned before, fostering the development of a positive and supportive classroom community is a high priority for me. One of the ways I support this is through my classroom Shout-Out circles. At the onset, I teach students about the purpose of having a Shout-Out circle and expectations around what a Shout-Out should focus…

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Calming Spaces

This past summer I had the opportunity to teach summer school. I knew at the start, that some of my students had a tendency to get escalated or leave the room when frustrated. I decided to use a calming space within my classroom to help with this. At the onset, I taught what the space…

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Resources

Advocacy

One thing that we often hear from parents is that the IEP and evaluation process in special education confuses them. We are passionate about advocacy and the ability of families to advocate for their children.

Communicate Without Speaking

Visuals, Visuals, Visuals

Visuals can be used to communicate, teach, and provide information. Anytime you can pair visual information with auditory information, understanding increases. Check back frequently as new visuals are added often.

Teaching Calm

Supporting Regulation

Teaching the use of regulation supports in the general education classroom for students provides a great alternative to having them leave the classroom when they need a sensory or calming break. Can be personalized to meet the individual needs of students. Check back frequently as new supports are added often.

Shout-Outs!

21 Roots Farm

We would like to give our very first Shout-Out to 21 Roots Farm. This idyllic hobby farm is nestled on 21 acre’s in Grant, MN, about 8 miles northwest of Stillwater. Upon arrival there was serenity that could not be missed. We could hear the clucking of the chickens, baa from the goats, and the rustle of the leaves from a gentle breeze.

LEGO For The Blind

I want every blind person to feel that the once impossible is now possible; that he or she can now build a miniature LEGO world.