SWIFT Talk Blog

SWIFT Talk Blog

Re-imagining Education

Filtering by: Integrated Educational Framework

Reframed Thinking about Disability and Inclusion

Dr. Meisenheimer reflects on how Dr. Sailor's influence changed her thinking about disability and inclusion.

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SWIFT Family and Community Engagement in the Pendleton (OR) School District

Family and community engagement success at Washington Elementary.

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Reclaiming the Spirit of the IEP

The brilliant idea that a student's gifts, abilities, and needs should be regularly understood, identified, and supported is simply common sense—and best practice.

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Just Listen.

A few weeks ago, I was catching up on the phone with my sister, a middle-school science teacher who has been in the classroom for over 15 years.

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State Spotlight April 2017 - Vermont

Oak Grove Elementary School exemplifies a community working smartly and diligently to serve all children.

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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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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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