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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

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.

Organizational Systems

Classroom systems designed to support the overall structure and organization of classroom routines. Check back frequently as new systems 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!

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.

Jet and Ann

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.