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....

Monday, May 6, 2019

The Inclusive Class Podcast

Temple Grandin, Paula Kluth, Dan Habib....the list of our expert guests on The Inclusive Class Podcast goes on! Over the course of 4 years, Terri Mauro and I recorded over 100 podcasts on the topic of inclusive education. 

You can listen to our podcasts in the following locations:

Here

and

Here


ALL of our episodes are also on iTunes at The Inclusive Class Podcast.

Enjoy!





Friday, May 3, 2019

10 Ways to Show Your Students that You Care

Have you noticed your student’s face light up when you say, ‘hello’? Do you remember the excitement in their voice when you asked them about their pet or favorite sports team? It’s so easy to get caught up in the day-to-day routine of teaching that we often become so concerned with what we are teaching, rather than who we are teaching. How can you show your students that you care about their presence and participation in your class and still find time to teach all the learning outcomes outlined in your state’s curriculum?