Monday, March 16, 2020

Tips for Helping Your Child Learn at Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak

As I write this, my daughter is packing up her dorm room and getting ready to come home from university even though the semester hasn't ended. In response to an outbreak of coronavirus, the school moved all classes online subsequently thrusting her into the world of virtual learning. One, that I'm not sure she is ready for.

My daughter needs to have structure and routine in her life as well as accountability. She prefers visual learning aids and the opportunity to ask questions while learning the new material. Collaboration with peers and class discussions also deepen her understanding of content. All, of which I'm not sure will be as overtly and readily available on a computer screen.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

How to Include Students with Disabilities by Modifying Curriculum in 3 Easy Steps!

Modifying curriculum for students who do not yet have an understanding of grade level content has long been the sole responsibility of the special education teacher. 

However, since the goal of inclusion is to include the student in as much of the general education environment and curriculum as possible, then we have to expect that modifications will occur as frequently as possible across all areas of the educational program. 

Thus, if we want to see full, authentic inclusion exist in our school system then making modifications needs to be the responsibility of EVERY teacher. 

(Read more here.)

Monday, October 7, 2019

What New Teachers Need to Know About Inclusive Classrooms

The more I talk to schools and families about inclusion, the more I realize that one of the biggest barriers to inclusion is the lack of training in teacher education programs. Through no fault of their own, new teachers know very little about inclusion. They are not given the knowledge, skill set, or resources to teach in inclusive classrooms. I would love to be in a situation where I could teach and prepare new teachers for inclusive classrooms but I'm not quite there yet. So, in the meantime, here are a few things that I want new teachers to know about inclusive classrooms.....

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

"Cheat Sheets for Inclusion" All in One Place!

Looking for all those "CHEAT SHEETS FOR INCLUSION" and can't find them? Here they are! All in one place! Download for FREE http://bit.ly/inclusioncheatsheet.
These quick-glance sheets give tips, strategies, and information about inclusion. Easy to share with teachers, parents, and school staff. New "CHEAT SHEETS FOR INCLUSION" will be added regularly (Pro tip: they are shared first on The Inclusive Class Newsletter. Just go to www.theinclusiveclass.com and you can sign up for our monthly newsletter!).
Enjoy!

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Round-Up of Inclusion Resources from The Inclusive Class

The other day someone was excited to tell me about a new online binder that housed a collection of  modified lessons for students with intellectual disabilities. Of course, I already knew about it since I had created it about 3 months prior. 

Shortly after that, I saw a quote that I had written and it was floating around Twitter. No one seemed to know where it came from. 


When I started this blog about 8 years ago, my intent was to share snippets of information about inclusion with other teachers. However, my idea quickly snowballed into a podcast, a Youtube channel, a Pinterest account, a book.....you get the idea. I just couldn't help myself! I'm passionate about sharing information about inclusion anywhere I can. So, in an effort to catalogue exactly what I have out there and where, I put together this list called, Round-Up of Inclusion Resources from The Inclusive Class. Enjoy and maybe you'll find something new that you haven't seen before! Let me know if I missed anything :)



Monday, May 13, 2019

When People Think That Inclusion Doesn't Work


When people tell you that inclusion doesn't work, ask them if they are part of the problem....