need to understand that families who have children with disabilities, face many challenges in their home life. Some families feel like they are all alone, financial struggles and personal relationship begin to wear them down and add on stress. This usually leads to a decrease in the participation of families at school. Teachers have the ability to help parents cope and build positive relationships with them. In order to do this a teacher must be supportive and understanding. They are there to not only help their students but help their families build strength and become empowered about themselves and their children. IRIS Module: Differentiated Instruction: Maximizing the Learning of All Students. Reflection: Differentiated instruction is a teaching approach where teachers adjust their curriculum and instruction in order to maximize the learning of all students. In order to prepare students for differentiated instructions the teacher should explain to their students and parents what it is that they should expect. All of the students will be challenged but activities and assignments will be different and used to meet individual needs. It is important for students to understand what is going on in order for them to become accepting of the differentiated classroom. Teachers must also organize their classrooms into a more structured environment for students to feel comfortable. This organizations includes effectively using floor space, storing materials in a convenient place and updating bulletin boards and using wall space Bouck SPED 3460 Spring 2017 B-Term
to provide helpful information to students. After all of this is done, differentiated instruction in the classroom would look like a lot engagement and students working together in order to help each other succeed. IRIS Module: Instructional Accommodations: Making the Learning Environment Accessible to Students with Visual Disabilities. Reflection: To begin, Ms. Milton needs to educate herself on what a visual impairment means and the different forms. This gives the teacher the opportunity to learn how to better meet the needs of her students who are visually impaired. It
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