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Tip Sheets

The Haring Center’s Tip Sheets discuss implementation of inclusive and equitable practices. Browse our topics below and download any or all for use in your classroom or school community.

Snack Talks

Snack Talk is a visual conversational support that can be used to promote interactions between learners during mealtimes. Snack Talks, or Snack Talk cards, center on a specific topic, such as activities, toys, aspects of the class curriculum, or other age appropriate activities. Click below to download the Snack Talk Tip Sheet, plus five Snack Talks!

Virtual Learning

Remote instruction presents many challenges for teachers, families and learners. We hope these Tip Sheets will support you and your team as you meet the needs of students in online or hybrid settings.

You can also visit our Virtual Calm Down Classrooms!

Visual Supports

Visual Supports are an easy and effective way to support all learners within inclusive classrooms. We emphasize the importance of teaching learners how to use visual supports as independently as possible.

You can download a wide range of visuals like social stories, meal talks, voice volume charts, circle time supports, visual schedules, and more from the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center.

The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning also provides free visuals in English and Spanish to support social and emotional development for young children, like emotion cards, emotion charts and problem-solving steps.

The National Center on Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI) has great resources related to visuals, including supports related to COVID-19, such as a social story for mask-wearing in English and Spanish.

Inclusionary Practices Project Tip Sheets

See other Tip Sheets related to the Inclusionary Practices Professional Development Project, a partnership between the Haring Center and OSPI.

Activity/IEP Matrices

Activity or IEP matrices are simple tools for planning and organizing individualized instruction across the day. They can be used in early childhood through transition programs, and are an easy and effective way to embed instruction within on-going routines and support teaming and collaboration. See our tip sheet and template below.

Integrating Behavior Support and Team Technology (ibestt)

ibestt provides online coaching and collaboration for student support teams. ibestt includes a web-based application, individualized coaching from University of Washington researchers and consultants, and a library of professional development resources and tools. Explore the ibestt website to learn more.

Family Behavior Support mobile application (FBSApp)

The Family Behavior Support mobile application (FBSApp), developed in partnership with the Haring Center research team, offers tools for families to monitor and reduce challenging behaviors at home. Download the FBSApp for free from the Apple Store.

Resource Guide to Support Students in Inclusive Educational Settings

This resource guide was developed by educational specialists to provide helpful resources for teachers working with students in inclusive educational settings. Although the list was developed with a focus on supporting students with specialized learning needs, there are resources on this list that will benefit every student and teacher.

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