Thoughts and Tips on Inclusion

“How can I help?” This is a question that comes naturally to teachers. For many it is the reason they became educators in the first place. Classroom experience quickly forces every teacher to realize that every child is different. Each child that enters your room brings with him or her an entire spectrum of experiences, […]

Developmentally Appropriate Practice

Ever try to reason with a toddler in the middle of a full-blown tantrum? What you quickly realize is that not only are they super loud but bribing, pleading, threatening “time outs” and raising your voice are all useless acts of desperation. The most effective approach is to get down to eye level and talk […]

Children working together on project.

Engineering the Classroom for Success and Positive Outcomes

If the idea of a classroom with a grid of desks occupied by a group of nearly identical children who sit in silence while the teacher stands before the board speaking is not your ideal, then you’re already on your way to creating a class room for diverse learners. Soon you won’t even be thinking […]

Kamal Williams

Learning Links Profile: Kamal Williams

A Transition to Success Story: Talking to Kamal Williams on the phone, it is hard to believe he only left high school a year ago. His voice is smooth and articulate with the polish of a seasoned professional. As an Office Assistant at the University Of Maryland, Kamal thrives in the day-to-day chaos and flow […]

Charlotte Allston

Learning Links Profile: Charlotte Allston

Charlotte Allston’s story is the kind of against the odds story motivational speakers dream of. It is the tale of taking the long road to triumph in an age of instant gratification. Today she is a typical college student attending Briar Cliff University. That of course is if you consider a student with a double […]

Child reading with a preschool teacher

Voices from the Assistive Technology Field

Hear what assistive technology experts Penny Reed and Kelly Fonner have to say about each phase of the AT Cycle. If you would like to view the videos with closed captioning, please make sure you have the caption option turned on in your media player.  You also can use the short-cut “Ctrl + SHIFT + […]

Targeted Strategies – Special Education

Whether you are a special educator or a general educator, pretty much all educators now work with at least some students who have documented educational disabilities. So it can be a great help to have some knowledge about the different educational disabilities and about some of the targeted strategies that you can use to work […]

Early Childhood Training Resources

These training resources are good opportunities for parents and providers to share information and learn from experts in the Early Learning field.