Ten Apps for Learning, Thinking, and Imagination

Kids really love iPads.  They learn a lot from them too. While you don’t want time spent on tablets to take away from other kinds of learning, there can be great benefits in developing vocabulary and other skills.  Screen time can also be an opportunity for social learning, if we play with apps in collaborative ways. Here are ten very […]

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Inclusive Education Resources

Once your child is in school, how do you know what you should expect?  Sometimes problems arise.  Where do you go for advice? There are several made-in-Manitoba documents that exist to help parents know what to expect from their child’s school, and how to effectively resolve problems that arise. A Parent’s Guide to Inclusive Education – Community Living Manitoba Community […]

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THIS Conference – Universal Design for Learning

Interested in inclusive education?  Here’s a unique opportunity for you this summer! The Manitoba Alliance for Universal Design for Learning (MAUDeL) is hosting its second conference to explore what inclusive education can look like, and to support teachers, educators, and other community members in their efforts to create inclusive schools. For teachers new to UDL, they are also offering a Summer Institute […]

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A Winning School Year

“Winning isn’t everything – it’s the only thing.” — Vince Lombardi For parents, having a school experience that works for our kids is the equivalent of “winning.” That’s especially true for parents of children with disabilities – we are aware of their vulnerability, and we often feel pressure to help them grow as quickly as possible. There’s been lots of […]

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Book Review: Calm, Alert and Learning

Something innovative is happening in Canadian schools – particularly in British Columbia, Ontario and Saskatchewan. It all has to do with self-regulation: the ability to remain calm, alert and ready to learn. The Canadian Self-Regulation Initiative is a project based on the research of Dr. Stuart Shanker of York University.  The goal is to to coordinate and share the best […]

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