Saturday, July 16, 2016
I was thinking the other day about all the ways to include others. We can use modified material, assistive technology, paraprofessionals, and adaptive devices.
Teachers can use Individual Education Plans for guidance, and strategies for instruction. While all useful, and helpful and needed....there is a much simpler way of including.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Inclusive education is still not widely practiced in schools across the United States. As a result, only the "lucky few" have seen what inclusion really is. Those that haven’t, are generally left to sift through myths, misunderstandings and the occasional truth.
There is quite a bit of confusion as to the real meaning of an inclusive environment. The following is a run-down of the different definitions of inclusion (the good, the bad and the ugly) that I have heard over the years:
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
12 Resources that Teachers Need to Know About for the Inclusive Classroom: A Professional Development Guide
Anyone who is or knows a teacher also knows that summer vacation is a time for professional development. Whether it is attending workshops, reading about the latest teaching trends or finding new lesson ideas on Pinterest, teachers are using their summer vacation time to plan for the school year ahead. Here is a list of helpful resources
Monday, May 30, 2016
The Inclusive Class is so pleased to post this article submitted by Lachrista Greco. Lachrista was a guest on The Inclusive Class Podcast several years ago, sharing her experience growing up as a student in special education. Today, we welcome her back with this very insightful blog about learning disabilites!
As someone with two learning disabilities, I have experienced firsthand some pretty ridiculous questions and statements regarding my disabilities. In third grade, after much testing, I was diagnosed with Dyscalculia (the math version of Dyslexia), and Language-Processing Disorder (a disability which makes it difficult for me to process information I receive and to then regurgitate this information either on paper or verbally. It also makes it difficult for me
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Not sure how to include students who work below grade level in your class? Wondering if it is fair that one student gets extra test-taking time while the rest of the class does not? Want to know if it really is your job to give students in your class accommodations?
I recently had the opportunity to answer these questions and more about education-related accommodations and modifications! In addition, I shared some of my favorite strategies to use in the classroom with examples!
Here is an excerpt with a link to the whole article.....