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Mission

We believe in a world where the abilities of every individual are recognized! By sharing this message through Believe Differently, giving Shout-Outs to those that are making a difference, and demonstrating our efforts in Equitable Teaching our hope is to contribute to change. A change that starts with Believing Differently about the equity and opportunity afforded…

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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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Equitable Teaching Resources

Teaching Skills

Teaching Skills

Description of how to teach explicit skills, guiding questions for a variety of skill areas, and supporting visuals.  Each provides a good starting point for teachers to consider what skills might be missing. Can be personalized to meet the routines in your classroom and the individual needs of students. Check back frequently as new skills are added often.

Redirecting Behavior

Changing behavior is a marathon, not a sprint – we don’t expect kids to learn to read or understand math in day or even a week – the same is true for changes in behavior.

Building A Community

Games, activities, and classroom routines are a great way to build community in your classroom. Can be personalized to meet the needs of the community in your classroom and the individual needs of students. Check back frequently as new games, activities, and routines are added often.

Shout-Outs!

Opportunity Village

Community is not limited to Opportunity Village. Instead, there is a concerted focus on inclusive employment outside of the campuses within businesses throughout the Southern Nevada area.

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.

21 Roots Farm

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.