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Paula reads her book Coaster

Coaster LIVE!

We may be sheltering in place, but Coaster refuses to “stay”! I have made him available to all of you as of last week via my YouTube channel.

To support teachers and families who are teaching and learning virtually, I released this video so teachers of young children can share storytime with their students, and teachers of older students can craft lessons about writing (e.g., “Tell the story of pet adoption from a pet’s point of view”; “Coaster thinks his wheels are wonderful. What do you think is wonderful? Write a short story (or picture book) to help others understand how you think/feel about your wonderful thing/person/idea).”

Have your own copy of Coaster and want to make your own video? No problem. I own the copyright for this book so you are all welcome to make your own public videos, classroom clips, etc. Pass it on. This video of me reading of Coaster is free for all of us to use, read and share now and in the future!

If you are interested in getting copies of Coaster, visit Amazon or contact me through my website for information on how to get discounts.

Teachers attending a conference

Keeping learning alive after the workshop ends

I have had such a great fall visiting schools, districts, and organizations around the country, but also here in my own backyard of Chicago.

It is really amazing to see teachers come out of their classrooms to learn about inclusion or differentiated instruction or autism on one of the first days of the school year. I know it is not easy to get away this time of year, but I always hope that participants in my workshops find ...

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Co-teachers dancing

Apple sweater shuffle

Remember the rap video I created with my co-author, Julie Causton, last year? Really...how could you forget?

Now that I have refreshed your memory, take a look at this video sent to me by a group of Chicago Public School Teachers at Brentano Math & Science Academy. I worked with teachers at Brentano during an inclusive education workshop series this year.

This clip of them dancing in their ...

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