TIES Lessons for All: 5-15-45
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“We only have 15 minutes!” 15 minutes gives you more time to make this a great lesson for all. Collaborate with a colleague using the prompts below. No lesson is perfect so let’s identify one barrier to learning for students with disabilities, including students with significant cognitive disabilities, and create solutions that will support the whole class.
Discussion Guiding Questions
What is the content of this lesson?
What is the most essential content for all learners to know?
We have a mutual understanding of the essential content of this lesson.
What are the instructional strategies and activities in this lesson?
What instructional strategies and activities are most helpful for teaching the essential content?
We can ensure that our instructional activities teach the essential content.
What is one barrier to learning we anticipate for our student with significant cognitive disabilities?
We have identified at least one barrier for the student with significant cognitive disabilities.
Now, let’s come up with one way to remove this barrier.
We are changing our instruction so that it removes barriers.
Maximize your Impact: How could other students benefit from this new instructional strategy or option?
We have considered how this new instructional strategy or option could benefit all students.
Allison, a general education teacher, and Deb, a special education teacher, model use of the 15-minute guided discussion tool.