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? 

Monday, April 8, 2019

Now Offering Professional Development!



As you know, I am passionate about inclusive education and loves to share what I've learned from being "in the trenches". I spent over 15 years as an inclusion classroom teacher in a fully inclusive school system.

If you are eager to learn what inclusive education is, how to successfully include students with special needs in your classroom, advocate for inclusion or find resources, then we need to connect!

I am available for give keynote presentations, breakout sessions, workshops, and webinars to those interested in successfully including students with disabilities in the classroom.

Current topics include:

  • Everything You Need to Know About Inclusion (from an Inclusion Teacher)
  • Creating Inclusive Classrooms for ALL Students
  • Access for ALL:  Making Accommodations and Modifications to the Curriculum  
  • Modifying Curriculum to Include Students with Intellectual Disabilities in the General Education Curriculum

  • I am happy to discuss other topic options to better suit your specific needs. Contact me at theinclusiveclass@gmail.com!

    Thursday, March 21, 2019

    CHEAT SHEET: Is it Inclusion?



    Not sure if your student is being included in their classroom? Download this handy chart to find out! 

    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

    New Website for Inclusion!


    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)