Universal Design for Learning is the best way to teach all students effectively-but how can a busy teacher get started with UDL right now? Answers are in this vibrant, research-based guidebook, created by seasoned teacher and former UDL Coordinator Loui Lord Nelson. K-12 educators will learn how to use the three key principles of UDL-Engagement, Representation, and Action & Expression-to present information in multiple ways and meet the needs of diverse learners. Written in first person, like a face-to-face talk with a passionate educator, the book gives teachers a reader-friendly UDL primer and a practical framework for implementation, with detailed guidelines on lesson planning and checkpoints that help them stay on track. USE UDL PRINCIPLES TO HELP STUDENTS: sharpen executive function skills, such as goal-setting and strategy development improve comprehension and information processing stay engaged during lessons and overcome distractions communicate effectively using multiple tools, including both high and low/no technology options develop self-regulation and self-assessment skills sustain effort and persistence increase autonomy show what they know through flexible, individualized assessment options PRACTICAL MATERIALS: Diverse examples of successfully using UDL across grades, sample assignments and activity ideas, and helpful tips and personal reflections from teachers and administrators.