Thursday, March 14, 2019

St. Catherine of Alexandria School Workshop




Welcome St. Catherine of Alexandria School to The Inclusive Class online! You will find many resources about inclusion on this site. The links below are resources that are discussed during my presentation:




















Friday, March 1, 2019

5 Essential Classroom Management Strategies to Keep Your Inclusive Class Running Smoothly

As any teacher will tell you, teaching isn't just about lessons, marking school work, and tests. It's also about keeping track of a million little details such as how many available pencils are in your classroom at any given time, which student has gone to the bathroom, who needs to finish an assignment, and remembering to hand-out permission forms for the class field trip. It's enough to make you forget what you have to teach that day!


Classroom management plans are established to make school life a little less chaotic for teachers and a lot more predictable for students. Those plans are made of routines and protocols that are meant to be consistent and effective. For example, students can write their name (or use a name tag) on the board before leaving the classroom. Thus, a teacher only has to glance at the board to know who or who is not in the classroom. 

Monday, February 25, 2019

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Quick update! Life has been busy and I haven't had a chance to contribute much to this blog. I will have some more time in the next few weeks so hope to get some more posts written. 

Some of the things that have been keeping me busy recently include speaking at a number of conferences recently. I never imagined I would have the opportunity to share my experiences and knowledge at conferences and I love it! 


Saturday, February 16, 2019

FIRE Foundation Conference - Kansas City

On the road again! Here are some resources related to my February 19th and 20th presentations for the FIRE Foundation in Kansas City! 





Sunday, February 3, 2019

Modified Lessons All in One Place!

I am currently in the process of putting together an online binder that contains lessons and lesson ideas for modifying curriculum for students with intellectual disabilities.

You can view the binder @ http://bit.ly/modifiedlessons.


Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Arizona TASH Inclusive Practices Institute

Check out resources and links to supplement my sessions at the Arizona TASH Inclusive Practices Institute on February 1, 2019. 


(PC: Renay Marquez)

Thursday, November 1, 2018

4 Things That Every School Needs to Make Inclusion Work


How many times have you heard a parent or teacher say, "Inclusion doesn't work"? I used to cringe when people would make such a bold statement. Trying to resist the urge to retort in what would likely be an unprofessional show of frustration, I would give an overview of 30 years of research to support inclusion. I also provided a personal account of 15 years teaching in a fully inclusive school system. Some stayed to hear me out, while others politely excused themselves from the conversation.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Inclusion Collaborative Conference - October 2018


Here are some resources to supplement my session, Practical Strategies to Modify Your Curriculum for Students with IEPs, at the Inclusion Collaborative Conference on October 25, 2018.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

3 Big Misconceptions About Inclusion


Despite years of research that concludes inclusion is best for students with AND without disabilities, there are STILL misconceptions about inclusive classrooms. In a recent discussion with Understood.org, I summarized 3 of those big misconceptions: 

1.  The first big misconception about inclusion is the concern that the student with disabilities will not be able to “keep up” with the class curriculum. Fortunately, inclusive classrooms recognize that not every child will be learning at the same rate, and at the same time.