"I found myself in a classroom with nineteen ESL learners in South Boston. Our task was to guide the students through the creation of fictional characters with individualized traits and customs and, finally, to create fictional narratives about these characters. Seven of these children were not yet fluent in speaking or understanding English. Also present in the room were three Special Needs students, each with their own cognitive and developmental challenges."
"UDL assumes that the student diversity is the norm, that educators must prepare a flexible curriculum and pedagogy that meets all of the diverse students’ needs. The end result is a learning environment with high expectations for all learners."