Jill & Colleen

Action and Expression

In addition to presenting content to students, there are many flexible ways to allow students to present the content back to the teacher. Opening the door to adaptive technology and adaptive measurements can be a game changer for many smart kids who struggle with the typical process.

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Mindset of Universal Design

Universal Design is not a methodology, but instead it is a mindset or awareness. Many teachers are practicing it in some forms. Representation is a great example, as teachers consider how a variety of students will perceive content differently — whether it is the lesson itself, the homework or basic instruction.

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Engaging Students

Student engagement is the holy grail of every classroom. Historically, differentiation was identified as the path to successfully connecting with every child, but this is not sustainable for even the best teachers. Instead, focusing on elements of universal design for learning can bring great habits and tactics to every topic.

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