Great Resources and Guides

These are documents are full of ideas to help support teachers to educate students who learn differently!

Coaching students for success is my passion. 
Supporting staff in a collaborative way is so important. 

Check out the following:
Click Here: Growing Success Document

Education For All - K to 6 and Beyond Is Only In Print in Schools
This document has been replaced be Learning for All below.
If you find a copy, I feel it is still excellent. Especially Page 15.

Differentiation: how do you do that?
Check out page 15 of this document.
It is all about changing the Content, Process or Product!

Click Here: Learning For All K to Grade 12 - 2011
Updated document1
Check out page 18 of this document.
It is all about changing the Content, Process or Product!
Click Here: Me Read!! No Way!!!

A short easy read!!
Great Summaries and lists!
Jam packed with ideas
Very useful resource document full of ideas!
 Click Here:
Me Read?? And How!!

A wonderful guide for of ideas!!!

Click Here: Reluctant Readers - A Resource Guide!

Current Research, Great Ideas and Web Connections!
Click Here:
How to Develop an IEP (Individual Education Plan)



Autism:  Through the Eyes of Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin:
Temple was diagnosed with autism as a child, and talks about how her mind works — sharing her ability to "think in pictures," which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss.

She makes the case that the world needs people on the autism spectrum: visual thinkers, pattern thinkers, verbal thinkers, and all kinds of smart geeky kids.

Click Here for this amazing TED Talk: Temple Grandin on Autism

Also posted to Blog, Nov. 2, 2016


Special Athlete Track Meet - YEAR 30! 
June 21,  2017!!!! 

Thanks to everyone that participated and helped to run this event for 30 years and for always making it a fabulous day! 

This can be an event you run in any board of education. Check out the video below.

This year we had 350 athletes from 50 schools participate at Garth Webb High School. 

We started with 12 athletes in 1988 when parent Linda Leppek and Physical Education Consultant, Sue Amos started the event 30 years ago.

I was taking adapted Physical Education for my Phys. Ed. Specialist at the University of Toronto that year and joined them that summer when I phoned Sue Amos and said I had an idea.  We had incredible chemistry in putting this together for the first few years.  The rest is history.

Thanks to the Special Education Department for years of support. Especially the support I received in the early years, in 1998 to 2008 with Special Education Coordinator Deb Wood and Superintendent Brenda Kearney.  Special mention to Susan Pritchard for her collaborative leadership and amazing secretarial staff through the previous 8 years: Hilary Francey, Mary-Jane Ritchie, Carol Ahern, and Carol Jack.

Thanks to a very supportive SEAC. They were always there supporting athletes.

Thanks to very supportive Education Directors, Superintendents and Trustees through all these years.

Thanks to incredible Educational Assistants and Educational Support Workers who supported their athletes and cheered them on.

Thanks especially  to my team of  Field Marshalls: Corinne Stratford, Leslie Davis , Barry Koepke and Alison McGurk Pabst, for the amazing job of running this event for decades.   Through the years they brought students officials from a variety of schools, who ran the events with incredible enthusiasm and leadership.

Thanks to Steve Morrison for taking over at the mike and for announcing with enthusiasm and to Shelley Gauthier for running Boccia for the last few years.

Watch an outstanding synopsis of the day on this great short video by our board media specialist, Jason Misner.


Posted to this Web / Blog July 1, 2017.

1 comment:

  1. Sasun
    Interesting resource list. I will leave it posted for you here. My royalty....only thanks with a smile. Mark