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The Teacher Challenge

 

I love to win things! In April there was a contest to win free entry to Creating the Future Conference at the University of British Columbia in August. I thought I would enter and I won! So last week for three days I attended the conference which was fabulous. It was fantastic to connect and learn with others that have a heart for inclusion. There was so many things I came away from the conference with but one unifying theme was 'Learning is for everyone and therefore the classroom is for everyone!'

Here are some photos that will give you a snapshot of the conference:

In the Education Faculty's courtyard:
'My darkness had been filled with the light of intelligence'
Helen Keller

 

Andrea Huston (Inclusion Teacher in Vancouver) speaking about friendships and inclusion in schools.
Kathy Bromley (mother and teacher) speaking about her daughter's journey through the school system (A side note: I was privileged to teach her daughter, in New Westminster).
Pat Mirenda on Inclusion in the classroom.

 

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Click on HERE to watch a passionate teacher stir simmering power under your silence!

Summer Reading

 

I am reading Lost at School by Ross Greene which is proving to be very insightful and eye opening. I am only on Chapter 3 but I have a gut feeling this is going to be a great book. To read a reflection on this book click HERE. This reflection highlights the major points of the book which will give you a good snapshot of the book. I find the book gives lots of practical suggestions and examples that let's the reader connect and relate to 'difficult' situations. As a Special Ed teacher, I enjoy books that embark on challenging the 'norms'… This book definitely does that!

 

Noteable #7

 

 

The love of a father through the art of dance. Click HERE below to read and watch this beautiful love between a father and a daughter.

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Summer Reading

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So summer is almost here and I’ve discovered another book to add to my reading list…

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To read more on a review of this book click HERE.

This book highlights the life of an individual with a sensory processing disorder. Click HERE below to watch the intensity of a heightened sensory processing experience:

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