OCALICON: If the Shoe Fits, Wear it!
Friday, November 18, 2016
11:30AM – 12:45PM ET
Jeff McCormick and Joy Zabala
Does one shoe fit all? I like to wear size nine slippers, but it wouldn't be fair for me to expect everyone to wear a pair of these slippers. What if you don't wear a size 9? Know how to walk in slippers or feel these shoes are inappropriate for you? The same goes for education. As teachers, we tend to rely on techniques we are comfortable teaching and assume that students are fine with them. But instead, we have to remind ourselves that these preferences might not always work for our students and that we may have to accommodate their individual needs.