"If a key goal of education is to prepare students to develop the higher-order skills necessary to compete in the 21st century workforce, educators should seek to remove unnecessary barriers rather than simply encouraging some children to try harder. The notion that students with dyslexia should simply allow more time for reading represents one of those unnecessary barriers."
We applaud Dr. Tyson for his comments regarding the value of diversity in the scientific workplace. But his comments show that when it comes to understanding how to best support people with learning disabilities, even the smartest and most well intentioned allies sometimes get it wrong.
Questions for #UDLchat 5/6/15Are you a UDL Lone Wolf or are you part of a UDL Pack? What's your UDL life like in just 140 characters? #udlchatHowl at the moon time! Why is UDL important to you? Grow your pack now by including a colleague in your...
#ThankATeacher! It's National Teacher Appreciation Week! ICYMI, check out Brookes Publishing's great new infographic on #UDL myths and facts from Loui Lord Nelson's book, Design & Deliver. http://ow.ly/MuBNE
If you read the latest books and blogs on inclusive education, you've probably heard a lot about the potential benefits of universal design for learning (UDL). Stronger student engagement. Sharper executive function skills. Increased access to the general curriculum for all students.