SWIFT Talk Blog

SWIFT Talk Blog

Re-imagining Education

Filtering by: SWIFT Stance

SWIFT Brief: Indicators of Effective Policy Development & Implementation

In our collective desire to facilitate success in young people, it is ever-important that we collaborate for improved student outcomes.

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Introducing SWIFT-FIG!

I like to think of the SWIFT features as the “Top 10 ways to make your school fully inclusive,” and SWIFT-FIG is your guide for understanding those features.

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It's About the Team

The team is everything. Whether it is a family team working together to care for a cat, or an educational team working together to educate a child, the team makes things work (or not).

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Trusting Family Partnerships

Without a doubt, my children’s educational experiences contributed to their positive post-school outcomes. And, I’m certain that the engaged and trusting relationship that our family experienced with our school community helped pave their ways.

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Discipline Practices within the SWIFT Framework

Reconsider the discipline practices of suspension and expulsion through the SWIFT framework - - preventative, positive, and policy driven.

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Designs for Becoming Something More

When one recognizes disability as a mismatch instead of an innate human deficiency, it becomes clear that the solution lies in creating a more flexible, inclusive societal box in which all people are able to fully express potential.

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Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and the Two Types of Curriculum Standards

Capture your love of teaching, learning, and your students, and design an engaging, rigorous curriculum that all students can access.

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Five Reasons Why Presuming Competence is ALWAYS a Good Idea

I.Q. and other tests that purport to measure human capacity are terribly flawed. Basing a student’s whole educational career and future on a test score just seems fraught with potential harm.

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Strike Up the Band - Ryan and the Family/Community Connection

At these schools, I was amazed to witness the type of inclusive education that I had only dreamed of, where all children learned together in the same classroom and participated in the general education curriculum.

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