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Hazel Owen liked Lorraine Vickery's blog post "All I want is a Good Life"
Oct 20, 2017
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"All I want is a Good Life"

When asked the question “If you could have anything you wanted, be anything you wanted, do anything you want, tell me what would your life look like?” One student replied “all I want is a good life.” For me that sums up what we all want for the students we work with.At the end of the MAPS (Making Action Plans) session all the participants at the meeting, including the facilitators were asked to give a word or phrase to describe how they felt.  After every meeting people left feeling excited and…See More
Oct 14, 2017
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Preparation for the MAPS process

For the process to be successful the preparation before the meeting is very important. The process is explained to students individually and examples of past MAPS are shared. Also the parents were sent information about the process and given the option of a regular IEP meeting or a MAPS one.  The number of people invited depends on whom the student and their family wish to share the experience with.In a MAP people giving input have been invited by the individual not the school and these people…See More
Oct 10, 2017
Hazel Owen liked Lorraine Vickery's blog post Students being able to determine their own learning program.
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Students being able to determine their own learning program.

As the Y9’s transition to secondary school from intermediate we realised that decisions made at this time influenced the availability of future options and ultimately the role the individual may play in society. How could we give the students a sense of agency and control over their classroom programme. We wanted to enable the students to have the understanding, ability, and opportunity to be part of the learning design.We decided to use the tool MAPS (Making Action Plans) that embraces futures…See More
Oct 5, 2017
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Increasing student agency for students with special education needs.

"Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon."E.M. Forster (1908)What is student agency?Student agency is when learning involves the activity and the initiative of the learner, more than the inputs that are transmitted to the learner from the teacher, from the curriculum, the resources and so forth. Learner Agency is about shifting the ownership of learning from teachers to students, enabling students to have the understanding, ability, and opportunity to be part…See More
Aug 20, 2017
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My Postgraduate Learning Journey

As defined by Wikipedia it has been a rollercoaster ride; "a roller coaster consists of a track that rises in designed patterns, sometimes with one or more inversions (such as vertical loops) that briefly turn the rider upside down. The cars on a typical roller coaster are not self-powered. Instead, a standard full circuit coaster is pulled up with a chain or cable along the lift hill to the first peak of the coaster track.......The potential energy accumulated by the rise in height is…See More
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Teacher
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Using technology to enhance the learning of all students especially those with special education needs.
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Lorraine Vickery's Blog

Did I see an increase in the resilience level in the students with ASD?

Posted on October 13, 2018 at 14:44 0 Comments

I designed activities to either strengthen existing individual characteristics and/or worked on building the skills that supported resilience.

During problem solving exercises especially evident during the ‘Who Dun It’ stories one student went from guessing the answers to my questions, as his default response, to  thinking about what he would say. I observed him thinking about the information he had and following…

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Activities that Promote and build Resilience.

Posted on September 2, 2018 at 15:39 0 Comments

In my problem solving sessions students must combine different types of information, such as personal experiences and prior knowledge to complete tasks. One of which is the 'Who Dun it' stories where they must extract information from the text.  Literal comprehension, involving recognising and remembering facts is easy for the students compared to inferential comprehension which requires them to deduce information that is not explicitly stated in the…

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Building resilience in individuals with ASD

Posted on July 16, 2018 at 15:23 1 Comment

People are considered resilient when they experience adversity or risk, yet achieve positive adaptation. Students with ASD may not naturally utilize the external or internal supports to overcome adversity effectively. It is suggested that many individuals lack appropriate or effective coping mechanisms to address the adversity they experience, as a result of socio-communicative and behavioural challenges, resulting in reduced resilience (…

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Can I build resilience in my students?

Posted on April 29, 2018 at 13:30 1 Comment

Having got to know the special education needs of the students I work with I discovered that they do not cope with getting their work incorrect or wrong. I have observed examples of students finding ways to cheat, waiting for you to give them the correct answer, or they give up or they act out when they are unable to complete a task and some do not show any resilience to what they see as “failure.” 

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At 18:11 on November 23, 2016, Hazel Owen said…

Thank you so much for sharing your posts here, Lorraine - and for your message :) Please feel free to continue to share with the community - always find what you have to say valuable :) Cheers. Hazel :D

At 7:43 on July 9, 2013, Hazel Owen said…
It's really easy as both communities use Ning:-) So if you go to the home page of the Ethos community, then scroll to the end of the blog posts ( just above discussions). Click 'Add a post'. Click the HTML tab once the new post has opened.
Step 2: in a new tab open the VPLD online community and locate your post and open it. On the top right of the post you'll see a drop down arrow entitled options. Click on it and choose edit. Click on the HTML tab; select all of the code, and copy.

Step 3: Paste the code into the ready and waiting new post in the Ethos community. Add a title and tags. Scroll down an click save. Ta da :-)

Sing out if you hit a snag.
At 20:24 on July 8, 2013, Hazel Owen said…

Kia ora, Lorraine...and awesome to have you join the Ethos Online Community :-) Knowing your interest in UDL, I can recommend a quick dip into Report: Universal Design for Learning as a Framework for Supporting Learning & Improving AchievementWhat does UDL look like in practice: A Grade 6 Science lesson unpacked; and The Universal Design for Learning Guidelines...plus a space for sharing about Adaptive Technologies.

Can't wait for you to also share your words of wisdom, experiences, ideas and comments :-) A very warm welcome. Hazel

 
 
 

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