BALTIMORE, March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Brookes Publishing, a leading provider of textbooks and practical guides on inclusive education, has launched a campaign to connect teachers with strategies for reaching and teaching every learner. Titled "Fair is Not Always Equal...Now What?," this campaign provides educators with free tips, strategies, success stories, and more through the company blog, the Brookes Inclusion Lab (www.brookesinclusionlab.com).
The campaign was sparked by a poster the Brookes team created and posted on social media in November of 2015. Developed with information from the books Universal Design for Learning in Action by Whitney Rapp and Teaching Everyone by Whitney Rapp and Katrina Arndt, the Fair Is Not Always Equal poster compared a teacher's job to a doctor's job—for best results, both professionals must give each child what she or he needs. When the poster went viral on Facebook, some teachers responded with an important point: Between time constraints and the pressures of standardized testing, how can busy educators ensure that their instruction meets the learning needs of all students, with and without disabilities?
The "Fair is Not Always Equal...Now What?" campaign aims to answer that question through a series of blog posts running through May of 2016. Readers will get practical strategies, infographics, Q&As with respected experts in inclusive education, and success stories from educators and parents that demonstrate the why and how of teaching every student. The posts focus on some of today's most critical topics in inclusive education, including universal design for learning (UDL), co-teaching, accommodations and modifications, differentiated instruction, and peer support strategies. At the end of May, the Brookes Inclusion Lab will offer a convenient free ebook that excerpts the campaign's most popular posts and links to more online resources.
"After listening to teachers on social media, we really wanted to give them practical answers to the question of 'how do I teach all kids?'" says Jen Lillis, editor of the Brookes Inclusion Lab. "The campaign won't be a magic bullet for teachers, but we think they'll find some great tips and strategies they can use right away in their classrooms."
To follow the campaign and get access to the free ebook at the end of May, subscribe to the Brookes Inclusion Lab at www.brookesinclusionlab.com. Readers can access past posts in the campaign by clicking the Fair Is Not Always Equal header in the blog sidebar. For inquiries about submitting a guest post to the blog, please contact Jen Lillis at email@example.com.
About Brookes Publishing Co.
For more than 35 years, Brookes Publishing Co. has been a leading provider of professional resources and assessments in inclusive and special education. The company partners with top experts on practical, research-based books and tools that improve lives—from the critical early years through adulthood. An independent company, Brookes Publishing Co. is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. For more information, please visit www.brookespublishing.com.
About the Brookes Inclusion Lab
Launched in April of 2015, the Brookes Inclusion Lab blog helps teachers ensure that all students reach their full potential, from preschool through high school and beyond. Every Tuesday and Thursday, the blog brings readers exclusive content like practical strategies from Brookes authors, free downloads and handouts, and inclusion success stories from educators and families. Visit the Brookes Inclusion Lab at www.brookesinclusionlab.com.
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