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Learning Styles versus Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
Within education, there is the continual search for ‘best practice’, a ubiquitous term  that has been applied to a range of approaches from evidence-based practices through to untested commercial programs that form the basis of a profit-making business model. Within the latter category, some programs are based on misconceptions about
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Research in the Classroom: Using Photo Analysis to Support Inclusion
The use of photos and videos is a well-established approach to data collection for research. Most teachers take photos and videos of their class once they have gained consent from parents and guardians. With little effort, photos and videos of everyday scenes from your classroom can be utilised as a
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Thoughts on Responding to Criticism of Teachers of Students with Disability
There are many reasons for the enormous negativity toward teachers in Australia. These include media reports that Australian classrooms are among the most undisciplined in the world, alarming PISA and NAPLAN results as well as divisive debates on how to teach literacy. Amid this negativity, teachers of students with disability
Activating Students as Learning Resources for One Another
Dylan William, an educational leader in formative assessment, supports teachers to develop their use of assessment in support of learning. His most well-known text, ‘Embedded Formative Assessment’, outlines five critical strategies: Clarifying, understanding, and sharing learning intentionsEngineering effective classroom discussions, tasks and activities that elicit evidence of learningProviding feedback that
Age-Appropriateness for Students with Disability: Who Decides?
Several years ago, I taught a secondary student with an intellectual disability who loved the Wiggles. He carried a Wiggles doll in the playground and borrowed Wiggles books from the library. This special interest was one of the driving forces in this student’s life and clearly made him happy. At