Lessons and Instructional Strategies

Accessibility Awareness Resource Package

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.

  • Date: 2011
  • Publisher: Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board
  • Format: Booklet
  • Audience: Teachers
  • Topic: Lessons on accessibility awareness topics

Education For All: The Report Of The Expert Panel On Literacy And Numeracy Instruction For Students With Special Education Needs, Kindergarten To Grade 6

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

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.
  • Date: 2012
  • Publisher: Enhanced Learning
  • Format: Online Resource
  • Audience: Teachers, Education Stakeholders
  • Topic: Teaching and learning with technology
  • Source:

From Tutor Scripts To Talking Sticks: 100 Ways To Differentiate Instruction In K-12 Inclusive Classrooms

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

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

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

  • Date: 1993
  • Author: Lindsay K. Canales & Rebecca K. Lytle
  • Format: Book, Lesson Plan
  • Audience: Teachers, Parents
  • Topic: Ready-to-use activities to use with students with severe physical disabilities

Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Educational Resources, K-12

Lesson plans and videos focusing on Rick Hansen educational programs.

  • Date: 2005
  • Publisher: The Rick Hansen School Program
  • Format: Online Resource, Lesson Plan
  • Audience: Teachers, Students
  • Topic: Ready-to-use activities to use with students with severe physical disabilities
  • Source: http://www.rickhansen.com/Our-Work/School-Program

Teaching – Learning Critical Pathways

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.

  • Date: 2005
  • Publisher: The Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat, Ontario Government
  • Format: Book
  • Audience: Teachers
  • Topic: Teaching-learning Critical Pathways (TLCP) model for teaching and student learning
  • Source: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/literacynumeracy/inspire

Teaching Disability Sport – A Guide For Physical Educators

In this book educators will learn how to use disabilities sports in their programs. The book includes more that 150 games and activities.

  • Date: 2011
  • Author: Ronald W. Davis
  • Format: Book
  • Audience: Teachers
  • Topic: Sport activities for physically disabled students

Teaching Physical Education To Children With Special Education Needs

This is an extensive resource that requires no prior knowledge of the topic and is essential reading for practitioners who want to involve all children in physical education.

  • Date: 2007
  • Author: Philip Vickerman
  • Format: Book
  • Audience: Teachers
  • Topic: Physical education for children with disabilities, special needs education

Teaching About Disabilities Through Children’s Literature

From the publisher: “This book is written to provide teachers, social workers, school psychologists, councillors, and other professionals who work with children a comprehensive guide to selecting and using children’s books to teach about disabilities.”

  • Date: 2008
  • Author: Mary Anne Prater and Tina Taylor Dyches
  • Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
  • Format: Book
  • Audience: Teachers
  • Topic: Teaching about learning disabilities through children’s literature

The Classroom Teacher’s Inclusion Handbook

From the author: An easy to follow inclusion handbook written for the regular classroom teacher. The first chapter includes an overview of inclusion and general information about students with special needs. The fourteen chapters that follow are categorized by the specific mental or physical disabilities or exceptionalities of students.

  • Date: 2007
  • Author: Jerome C. Yanoff
  • Publisher: Arthur Coyle Press
  • Format: Book
  • Audience: Teachers
  • Topic: Children with disabilities, down syndrome, special needs education

When You Have A Visually Impaired Student In Your Classroom: A Guide For Paraeducators

“This easy-to-understand guide explains the role of paraeducators in working with students who are visually impaired and assisting other members of the educational team.”

  • Date: 2004
  • Author: Joanne Russotti & Rona Shaw
  • Format: Book
  • Audience: Teachers, Therapists, Education Assistants
  • Topic: Teaching children with vision impairments