Posted on February 19, 2015 in Inclusion
Today begins my “speaker spotlight” series designed to introduce you to some fabulous advocates in the field and to give you a peek at the sessions you will see at this year’s Illinois Includes Conference.
I’m thrilled to begin with our closing keynote speaker, Lauren Potter.
If you want to hear some words of inspiration on taking risks, living an “inclusive life” or pushing past barriers, you will love this session.
Lauren Potter has proven herself to be a young woman of strength and character. When professionals told her she “couldn’t” or “wouldn’t” she
Registration has opened for Illinois Includes!
I am thrilled to be able to invite you all to our 3rd Annual Conference held right here in the Chicago area. We have an amazing group of speakers coming to present including Richard Villa, Jacqueline Thousand, Dan Habib, Patrick Schwarz, Jonathan Mooney, Christopher Kliewer, the staff of …
Posted on January 08, 2015 in Inclusion
Happy New Year!
Those that know me well, know that I love goal setting. I love teaching it to students and I love using it as a tool in my consulting. I also love using it in my own life, especially at this time of year. At my annual New Year’s Eve get together, I always ask guests to share a goal or two at dinner. When this tradition started, it was met with a bit of groaning and eye rolling (okay, more than a bit), but everyone in the group has come to …
Posted on December 12, 2014 in News
Still stumped? Why not let the teacher choose. Encourage staff members at your local school to sign on to Donor’s Choose to post their inclusion-related needs and wants. Consider seeking funds for assistive technology, sensory supports, seating options, visual supports, e-readers, cooperative learning games, accessible playground equipment or accessible playground equipment or accessible learning materials (e.g., weighted pencils, manipulatives, magnifiers, mini dry erase boards). Not only will your post potentially …
Posted on December 11, 2014 in News
This may be the best and the most appreciated gift of all. Could you serve as a classroom volunteer this month? Or ask your child’s teacher if they need help creating classroom materials that may support all learners? Could you form an inclusion-themed committee for your PTO? Maybe you have even considered running for school board to help your community start a richer conversation about inclusive schooling?
Even if you don’t have a lot of time to share, most schools can use what you have. Teachers may even have one-time projects that require just an hour or two of support. Perhaps they need someone to help …