SWIFT Talk Blog

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Re-imagining Education

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Five Reasons to Continue Literacy Instruction at Any Age

My family loves to read.  My husband reads classic novels and mysteries for relaxation.  Our son reads history and sci-fi fantasy with a passion.  I like to read history as well as non-fiction about culture and l

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Rainbow Connection

Meet Magger Chen, and learn about what is possible when a creative parent and a passionate student connect with a willing teacher to work toward inclusion.

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Embrace Learner Variability

When we shift our focus from what is similar about learners to their variability, the payoff is great.

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Presuming Competence: A Thank You Note to Tina

How I learned the importance of presuming competence in all learners by making a huge professional mistake, and what I have been thinking about since then.

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State Spotlight on Mississippi - March 2017

Mississippi continues to take steps to promote and implement MTSS statewide.

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Co-Teaching with UDL in Mind

When UDL is part of the intention, teachers place learners at the center. 

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Uber Interesting – Making My Driver’s Story Obsolete

I was lacking so much learning that it has affected my whole life. Still does now. It’s like I’ll never catch up.

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Six Successes and Ten Strategies: Students on Alternate Assessments in Equity-Based Inclusive Education

These successes are the direct result of administrative support for equity-based inclusion, collaboration among educators, partnerships with the families, and attention to full-time membership, participation, and learning.

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UDL: It's All about Options

Effective communication between home and school is important for ensuring that learners feel truly included and valued.

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