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Lessons and Instructional Strategies

Accessibility Awareness Resource Package
Format:Booklet available from Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board
Topic:Lessons on accessibility awareness topics
Intended Audience:Teachers

The purpose of these units is to increase awareness of how society can improve the lives of people with disabilities by removing the social and physical barriers that prevent full participation. Highlights a successful partnership with Parasport Ontario.

Education for all: The report of the expert panel on Literacy and Numeracy Instruction for Students with Special Education Needs, Kindergarten to Grade 6
Author:Ontario Government
Format:Resource document
Topic:Special needs education
Intended Audience:Teachers; other education stakeholders

The Ministry of Education established the Expert Panel on Literacy and Numeracy Instruction for Students With Special Education Needs to recommend practices, based on research, that would allow Ontario's teachers to improve and reinforce effective instruction of reading, writing, oral communication, and mathematics to students from Kindergarten to Grade 6 who have special education needs.

Enhance Learning with Technology
Author:Enhanced Learning
Format:Online resource
Topic:Teaching and learning with technology
Intended Audience:Teachers; education stakeholders

The links on this site were collected for three purposes. To help teachers: 1. discover what a useful tool technology can be in the classroom. 2. develop the processes of integrating computers into the learning environment. 3. locate resources for professional development.

From Tutor Scripts to Talking Sticks: 100 Ways to Differentiate Instruction in K-12 Inclusive Classrooms
Author:Brookes Publishing, Paula Kluth, Ph.D., & Sheila Danaher, M.S.Ed.
Format:Lesson plans and instructional strategies
Topic:Inclusion in the classroom
Intended Audience:Teachers of all grade levels

From the publisher: ‘Differentiated instruction engages students of all abilities as active learners, decision-makers, and problem solvers—making educational experiences more meaningful for all. This one-of-a-kind book proves that designing differentiated instruction can be simple and fun! Packed with creative adaptation ideas like fidget bags, doodle notes, and choice boards, this book gives K–12 educators 100 teacher-designed, kid-tested strategies they can use to meet the needs of all students in inclusive classrooms.’

Lessons for Inclusion
Author:Inclusion Press/Terry Vandercook et al
Format:Book/lesson plans
Topic:Inclusion in the classroom
Intended Audience:Elementary teachers and parents of young children

This book is for teachers of elementary and middle school children. It assists them to develop a classroom community in which all children feel good about themselves and work together as valued members of a classroom community. This book is a must for teachers who want ideas for lessons. It recommends children's books for each lesson. Step by step examples of curriculum. Popular with teachers and parents of elementary age students.

Physical Activities for Young People With Severe Disabilities
Author:Lindsay K. Canales & Rebecca K. Lytle
Format:Book/lesson plans
Topic:Ready-to-use activities to use with students with severe physical disabilities
Intended Audience:Teachers and paraprofessionals

This book will help teachers provide high-quality physical education with severe physical disabities.

Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Educational Resources, K-12
Author:The Rick Hansen School Program
Format:Downloadable lesson plan/online resource
Topic:Difference makers, mapping, accessibility
Intended Audience:Teachers and students, K-12.

Lesson plans and videos focusing on Rick Hansen educational programs.

Teaching - Learning Critical Pathways
Author:The Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat, Ontario Government. ISSN# 1913 8490 (print) and 1913 8490 (Online). More information available at
Topic:Teaching-learning Critical Pathways (TLCP) model for teaching and student learning
Intended Audience:Teachers; especially grades 1-8.

Teaching-learning Critical Pathways (TLCP) is a model used to organize actions for teachers and student learning. Based on a strategy developed in Fullan, Hill and Crevola's book Breakthrough. The basic idea of the pathway is that classroom practice can be organized in a practical, precise and highly personalized manner for each student, with the intended outcome being increased achievement for all students. The model is an organizational template for deep learning and inquiry.