Daily Archives: June 15, 2016

Creating Inclusive Classrooms

By Lissa Piercy The summer before my junior year of high school, I was diagnosed with ADHD. My executive function struggles made certain classroom experiences particularly challenging. While I loved learning and was quick to have an answer for the teacher’s questions, I was constantly being told that I was “too talkative,” had too many…

Sensory Language 

Author, artist, and T&W writer-in-residence Jason Leahey invites students into an experience of synesthesia in this exercise, where “the smell of lavender sounds like the flutter of butterfly wings.” This lesson offers great multi-modal strategies for engaging a variety of learning styles.  Grade(s) Taught: 4th Genre(s) Taught: Poetry Download: Sensory Language Materials Needed:  Seven small jars…

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