This video highlights the significance of allowing students sufficient time to respond to questions or instructions. It explains that waiting demonstrates belief in the student’s ability to contribute and provides time for processing and expression. The video suggests that teachers should avoid interrupting a child’s motor planning and instead provide a clean space for thought. The video also proposes shared reading experiences as an alternative means of promoting student participation and excitement. Overall, wait time is a crucial yet challenging skill for teachers to acquire in creating an environment where students feel appreciated and supported.
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The Special Education Technology Center
The Special Education Technology Center (SETC) provides training, an assistive technology lending library, and consultation services to help connect parents and educators with appropriate assistive technology to support preschool through 12th grade students with disabilities. We provide coaching to districts on the use of accessible technology tools to increase engagement in curriculum and instruction. SETC’s work integrates AT and accessible tech with statewide initiatives, such as Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS). https://specialedtechcenter.com/