This was an excellent course. Although I have no co-teacher or aide, I will be able to adapt the ideas given. As compared to the other classes I've taken, I would rate this as the one that I could benefit from the most."
Great stuff! Today I did a student self-assessment of modality strengths and the kids loved finding out about themselves as far as how they learn best. I like the idea of calling it "smarts" because my seventh graders were a little confused by the more elaborate terms."
Great course! The knowledge that I gained will be of tremendous value during the school year."
I always had inclusion students, now I have a toolbox to open and use with them! Thank you! I appreciate all of the knowledge you have shared with me in the last few months. This is my third class with you and I am reccomending you strongly to other teachers who are struggling with these same issues."
Thank you for a wonderful course! I wish I had taken this course before I started teaching. I feel this course has help me have a better understanding of how to meet each and every students' need in the classroom. I will definitely make more of an effort to be sensitive to ones smarts and how it can effect their learning."
I enjoyed the course and all it had to offer! I feel confident knowing that I have been successfully implementing some the strategies taught to support my special needs students and I look forward to using other strategies as well. I really like the strength based interview, and will be more aware of the MI I use to deliver my lessons/activities."
You have given so many good tips, tools, and processes that I will use when I get back into a classroom. I like the strength based interview idea a lot (had never seen that before) and I love all the different types of assessments that you gave examples of (and the templates for!) in this lesson...I have learned a lot of different ideas from this course and will be more than willing to establish these in the classroom for success."
I have learned so much from all the lessons. I am excited to use them in my classroom. I have done some of it, but not to the depth I plan too. Thanks for all the time spent putting all the material together and allowing us to copy them."
Thanks for the delightful journey! I really enjoyed this class and could relate from many viewpoints; having been a parent, classroom teacher, SPED teacher, and currently a school counselor. This information, the creative ideas, and additional resources have been very helpful...I also appreciate you including and reminding us about the importance of self-reflection as well...Thanks again, you did a great job presenting this information in an inspiring way, I will definitely use it!"
This course opened my mind to the fact that every student learns in a different way, and I should consistently modify my approach to teaching the material to meet the learning needs of all students."
Course Code: 4ic
Learn how your classroom came to be inclusive, what this environment looks like, and how it will benefit you and your students. Then, discover the décor, rules, and communication that make the inclusive classroom as effective as possible.
Examine common learning disabilities, neuro-biological disorders, and physical disabilities that educators see in the classroom. Then, discover how to give students the ownership over their own success, the structure to make good choices, and the motivation to keep them coming back for more.
Learn about multiple intelligence theory and how it relates to the classroom. You will learn how to help your kids identify their own smart parts and cognitive strengths. Then, discover how to help students formulate appropriate goals and meaningful learning strategies.
Learn how to make the right lesson modifications to give students equal access to learning opportunities. You will see how technology and creativity can help us modify and adapt with ease. Then, discuss three obstacles to student success: learned helplessness, tunnel vision, and isolationist thinking.
Discover your own learning style and how it affects the classroom dynamic. Then, learn the joys (and common pitfalls) of collaboration so that you can start every relationship on solid footing. You will learn how to develop productive collaborations with various professionals.
Learn how to make co-teaching work for you! You will learn the benefits of this arrangement and how it can be used to serve the needs of all students. Finally, discover what works and what doesn't in the inclusive classroom, and examine some simple solutions for overcoming common obstacles.
Ellen Arnold has been a reading specialist at the primary level, a social studies and reading teacher at the middle school level, and a special educator at the high school level. A veteran instructor, Arnold has taught hundreds of teachers the secrets to creating highly effective classrooms. She holds a bachelor's degree in secondary education and a master's degree in special education.
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits.
Once a course session starts, two lessons will be released each week for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes two weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
The final exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the final exam has been released, you will have two weeks plus 10 days (24 days total) to complete the final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.