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Achieving Classroom Management through Student Engagement

April 21, 2014

Recently I passed along an article to my school community about how best to intervene when individual students behave inappropriately. I liked the article because of the analogy made between responding on the fly to Read full article »

Rethinking WHY I Blog

November 10, 2012

A few weeks ago many of Coquitlam's Principals and Vice-Principals attended our annual conference. This year's topic was the power of educational leaders using social media. I was inspired by the thought provoking message George Read full article »

Learning through Games

March 6, 2010

Games can be a very effective and very engaging┬ámethod for learning for a wide range of learners┬ábut as teachers it is our job to choose wisely. The learning should not be contrived. I was asked Read full article »

Temple Grandin: The world needs all kinds of minds

February 28, 2010

This is a must watch video for all educators. It is ridiculous that our education system tends to want all kids to conform, that we tend to be focused on everyone doing things the same Read full article »

UDL-Sunshine Coast-February 19, 2010

February 19, 2010

Here is an updated version with some added links for this presentation. All of the links are live so you can view the resources referred to. Sunshine Coast - UDL Keynote View more presentations from astrang. I really Read full article »

UDL Planning For Inclusion & Differentiation

February 18, 2010

The break-out session following my Keynote address for the UDL Conference on the Sunshine Coast on February 19th went a completely different direction than I planned based on the interests of the participants. I am Read full article »

Sunshine Coast UDL Presentation

January 12, 2010

Here are the slides from my UDL Presentation on the Sunshine Coast. The links within the presentation are live - enjoy exploring! UDL Sunshine Coast Presentation View more presentations from astrang. To download the slides as a PDF Read full article »

North Vancouver – January 6, 2010

January 9, 2010

Here are the slides from the UDL presentation I did in North Vancouver at Balmoral Jr. Secondary School on January 6th, 2009: UDL Presentation Slides View more presentations from astrang. If you click on the "full screen icon Read full article »

Horizons 2009 ~ CUE BC Presentation ~ What is UDL?

October 22, 2009

We had five "learning intentions" for participants in this presentation. To gain an understanding of UDL To understand why it is important that we understand and embrace UDL in our classrooms now as we are eager to Read full article »

Anita’s tips, tricks & weblinks.

October 4, 2009

I have a new blog where I am posting cool stuff I find and information from my presentations for participants. The address for this blog is: This new blog is for practical stuff, I Read full article »