Saturday, July 16, 2016

A Simple Way to Include Others

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.  

How about we begin with a simple invite? An invitation, when you think about it, is a powerful gesture. It can make someone feel welcome or excluded. It gives the choice to say "yes" or "no", because remember, not everyone wants to be included all the time. An invitation provides opportunity for new experiences. It can facilitate new friendships. 

An invitation can open doors we never knew existed.

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