According to the text, when students with disabilities are placed in the general education classroom, there are three widely used teaching approaches that provide a starting point for helping students participate in the general curriculum (Section 2.2). While there are many other approaches, the three most widely used teaching approaches are: explicit instruction, differentiation, and universal design for learning (UDL). For this post, you will provide support for one of these approaches outlined below and explain why it is a valuable approach and should be used in the teaching of students with disabilities.
Find your assigned debate group below (by first letter of last name):
A-H: Explicit Instruction
R-Z: Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
Develop a cohesive and research-based argument for the position you have been assigned. Be sure to include the principles that guide each approach and set it apart from the others. Support your argument with reference to the textbook and at least one scholarly resource (include theses references in your post).
Guided Response: Respond to at least two of your peers who were assigned a different approach. Respectfully comment on what points they have made that you agree with or were solidly made, as well as obstacles or concerns that might arise for teachers using that approach. Provide evidence and/or examples to support your response.
Carefully review the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate this Discussion Thread.