Friday 19 July 2019


📌It's a fact that Differentiated Instruction is the process of ensuring that what a student learns, how he or she learns it, and how the student demonstrates what he or she has learned is a match for that student's readiness level, interests, and preferred mode of learning (including students with special needs).

📌This definition 👆🏾 is by Carol Ann Tomlinson, one of the champions of Differentiated Instruction. Tomlinson is an American educator, author and speaker. She is known for her work with techniques of differentiation in education.

📌Tomlinson is also a reviewer for eight journals and has authored over 200 articles, books, and other professional development materials. Her books on differentiation have been translated into twelve languages. [Credit:]

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Thursday 18 July 2019


📌Today we're throwing it back to the earliest recorded history of 'Differentiated Instruction'. In the United States 1600s era, when one room school houses were the staple in education, one teacher was responsible for educating students in a wide range of grades and ability levels without technology.

📌As the United States education system transitioned to grading  schools, it was assumed that  all children could learn the same materials at the same pace.

📌In 1899, an educator known as Preston Search in Colorado,  worked to make it possible for  students to work at their own pace and by 1912, with the introduction  of achievement tests, there was evidence  that the gaps in children's abilities were much greater than realized.

📌When the Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA) was first enacted in the US in 1975, it provided guidelines for teachers to  differentiate instruction for both  general education and special  needs students. [Credit:].

📌If you are considering entering the field of special education, you are taking advantage of an opportunity not afforded to many people in previous generations. So let's learn from special education history and make progress into a brighter future for individuals with special needs.


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Wednesday 17 July 2019


🤷What if more persons with disabilities are employed in Nigeria's Nollywood and mainstream media?

📌It would be great to see more actors with disabilities (both physical and non-physical disabilities) playing actual character roles of people who have disabilities.

📌Why should a non-disabled actor play a character with a disability in a movie when an actor living with a disability can be hired?

📌If our mainstream media improves at accepting disability as a human condition instead of a flaw and imperfection, it may encourage persons with disabilities to have great aspirations.

👉🏾What do you think? Please share your thoughts.

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Tuesday 16 July 2019


📌It is only right to expect that all teachers would strive to be excellent, effective educators. But then, just like in any other profession, there are those who work extremely hard at their jobs and improve on a daily basis and there are those that are just simply there never making efforts to get better. These few individuals (knowingly or unknowingly) have chosen to become ineffective as teachers.

📌How do you know an ineffective teacher?

👩‍🏫The ineffective teacher is usually nowhere in sight when students arrive.

👩‍🏫The ineffective teacher reshuffles the whole class after everyone has found a seat.

👩‍🏫The ineffective teacher grumbles about all the administrative details that must be done before class can begin or after class ends.

👩‍🏫The ineffective teacher does not know the content well enough to teach it.

👩‍🏫The ineffective teacher lacks professionalism and has a poor sense of judgement.

👉🏾Why would anyone even want to be an ineffective teacher?


Monday 15 July 2019


🇳🇬In Nigeria most schools are presently on summer holiday. Some families prefer to take a vacation trip to unwind and have a change of scene.

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦For families with a child or children with special needs, taking a vacation can be overwhelming for the child and stressful for the rest of the family. Here are some tips that could help in preparing your child with special needs for a vacation:

👉🏾Create a "social story" explaining where you're going and what you'll be doing. If possible, use real photographs of the people and places. Read it together early and often.

👉🏾Talk about your plans with your child, sharing and emphasizing the positive. Keep it as simple as necessary. For example, "when we get to the beach you'll get to splash me!"

👉🏾Consider using a reward system for great behavior. For example, "If you can sit with us at the restaurant until everyone is finished, you can watch an episode of your favorite TV show."

👉🏾Have a plan for each day, and go over the plan at breakfast. Use visual schedules to help your child make sense of and remember what you have in mind. [Credit:].