We Need to Talk More Honest About Accommodations

Accommodations are for students with neurological disorders. This assumption could not be more wrong.

All students need accommodations to reach their maximum potential.
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It is high time we start to clear up some misconceptions about accommodations in our schools. Everyone needs accommodations.

Everyone is different. And everyone has different needs and challenges.

I have now been teaching for well over 16 years. I never met 2 students whose needs in the classroom were exactly the same.

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My Name is Alexander Benesch, but it is okay to just address me with Alex. I am from Germany but have spent more than half of my life in Denmark, where I have been teaching special needs students, among many other activities. I write about education and teaching, provide tips for teachers and lesson materials, and blog about educational technology. I also offer my tutoring services via the blog. I am passionate about teaching and I have many thoughts and opinions about pedagogy, education, and social issues. I believe that our education systems need a major revolution to be fit for the challenges that humanity faces in the 21st century. That is why I decided to write about it.

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