How might we address diverse needs and contexts?

Some of the big ideas (in no particular order) include: safe and inclusive classrooms; brain research; multiple intelligences (Gardner); learning styles; aboriginal ways of learning; strategies for EAL learners; equity; differentiation; classroom diversity (Schnellert & Brownlie); accommodation strategies; Individual Education Plans; School-based Team; assistive technologies; Multiple Menu model (Renzulli); learning tools; learning profiles; school resource programs; adapted vs modified programs; Differentiated Instruction (Tomlinson);


These and other texts are available in the Education Library. Excerpts are available in the Scarfe 302 Faculty Advisor Office (organized by guiding question).

Please send any .doc files or links that support exploration of this question.

Tomlinson, C., & McTighe, J. (2006). Integrating Differentiated Instruction and Understanding by Design. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.

The Kids in my Class - Students with Diverse Needs in Regular Classrooms (Delta School District)

Eaton, V. - Differentiated Instruction: Teacher strategies
(Saskatchewan Valley School Division)

The Aboriginal Kids in my Class (Delta School District)

Supporting English Language Learners (Ontario Ministry of Ed.) Video & Print Resources

The ESL Kids in my Class (Delta School District)
Many roots, many voices: Supporting Eng. lang. learners in every classroom (Ontario)
Edugains Ontario. (2010). Student Success: Differentiated Instruction-Educator's Guide.
Animal School (Youtube) -
Reflection on how we view and teach children in the school system
BC Ministry of Education. (2011). Students with Special Needs Manual
BC Ministry of Education. (2006). Students with Special Needs Report-Public Schools
Edugains, Ontario Ministry of Education. The Differentiated Instruction Scrapbook.

Tomlinson, C., & Eidson, C. (2003). Differentiation in Practice: A Resource Guide for Differentiating Curriculum. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.
Watch & Learn PD video: Welcoming English Language Learners in your Classroom (Colorin Colorado)
Price, Mayfield, McFadden & Marsh (2001). Accommodation Strategies. Special Education for Inclusive Classrooms.

BC Ministry of Ed. (2011). Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities: A Guide for Teachers.