Grow your own strengths-based approach
with tipsheets, templates and ready-to-use checklists.
Effective, efficient, and energizing Meetings
Facilitator's Agenda (Sample of Day One Agenda from a 3-Day Meeting):
Design Thinking for Educators Toolkit
Sample/Template Facilitator and Participant Agendas
The Art of Coaching Teams, Elena Aguilar
Considerations for Responsive Facilitation Checklist
literacy (and assistive technology)
"TELL ME A STORY" STORYTELLING CARDS (BILINGUAL)
For parents and teachers: have fun building oral language, listening comprehension, and story mapping with these storystarter prompts. Spanish and English.
LITERATE ENVIRONMENT SELF-ASSESSMENT TOOL
This eye-opening self-assessment tool has inspired many small and large changes to teaching environments to promote literacy. Elementary and middle/secondary versions available. (Source: Lipson and Wixson).
READING WITH YOUR EARS BLOG POST
Audiobooks are like elevators: critical for people with disabilities, and wonderfully useful for everyone else. This guest post on Vocabulogic outlines how all kinds of audiotext support vocabulary learning.
READING WITH YOUR EARS - AND OTHER USES OF TECHNOLOGY TO SUPPORT VOCABULARY
Everyday technology and assistive technology open up new strategies for vocabulary teaching and learning. This article in the summer 2015 issue of Perspectives is only available to International Dyslexia Association members until October, when it will be available in the archives.
inclusion, universal design and differentiated instruction
INCLUSIVE PRACTICES TIPSHEETS
Quick, readable summaries and checklists of strengths-based approaches, primarily aimed at after-school programs but easily applied in other settings. Written by Alexis Filippini for the Specials Needs Inclusion Project.
STUDENT-TEACHER DIALOGUE: FOSTERING SELF-ADVOCACY AND COMMUNICATION
This dialogue flow chart was developed to support secondary students in navigating conversations with teachers about accommodations or learning styles.
HOW TO START ONE AT YOUR LIBRARY
This "cheat sheet" was developed in partnership with the San Francisco Public Library's Mission Branch for their "All Together Now" Storytime program.
classroom management: click here
Or listen to Dr. Filippini's interview on classroom management on the Exceptional Educator podcast.