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…
A fluid list that we are working to compile as resources are being offered for families and educators during this time of multiple school closures. We will continue to add to the list as we discover more resources.
It is no secret that teaching can be a challenging job. There are days I leave feeling drained, unsuccessful, and if I am being completely honest like I failed my students for that day. If they struggle I take it personally, if they succeed I take it personally. Either way I feel it to my…
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…
Equitable Teaching Resources
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.
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 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.
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.
Jet is a sweet, friendly, unassuming dog that clearly loves being around people. He has made his mark at Meadow Ridge and is loved by many future, current, and former students.
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.