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Posted on March 16, 2016 in Inclusion, News

What are you thankful for FI

I just had to post about this idea sent to me by clever educator, Jill Napier. Jill is a relentless advocate and is always looking for ways to help staff members in her school learn new strategies and stay aware of the many benefits of inclusive education. To this end, one of Jill’s top strategies is regularly sharing an “inclusion informer” newsletter with staff members. The newsletter contains tips, …

Resolutions for the inclusive classroom

Posted on January 04, 2016 in Inclusion, News

2016 inclusion planner FI

Happy New Year!

I had a lot of great feedback about this post last year, so I am sharing it again with an updated goal sheet for the new year. I hope it will help you meet your inclusion-related goals as you get back to work this week.

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 …

Celebrate your success

Posted on October 26, 2015 in News

Share Success FI

I love the first few weeks of school. I like all of the getting-to-know-you activities, the fresh new classrooms and the novelty of starting over. I know many teachers share my excitement.

I know others, however, who have more than a little anxiety this time of year. Fall can be a tough time of year in inclusive schools. You may be getting to know students with complex learning needs and working hard to figure out the right combination of supports for them. In some cases, you may also be working through new collaborative relationships with colleagues.

One way to deal with these challenges is to …

Civil rights in the classroom

Posted on October 13, 2015 in Advocacy, Inclusion

Lorraine Motel FI

Now that the back-to-school rush is over, I finally have a minute to assemble my thoughts on my trip to the National Civil Rights Museum this summer. I had long wanted to visit the museum, but had never managed to make my way to Memphis. Well, in July, I finally planned my trip and, as I imagined it would be, it was simply stunning. The most memorable part of the museum for most visitors is surely the site where Dr. King was assassinated. For many, the tour begins with …

It’s back-to-school time

Posted on September 01, 2015 in News

Apple Sweaters FI

Today is back-to-school day at my house so that officially signals the end of summer for me. One of my daughters started middle school this year, so it was an especially eventful day. I have so much nervous energy today so I thought I should channel my energy and share a few thoughts, ideas and resources with all of you.

The most exciting news I have is not really news. Well, not yet anyway. In a few weeks, I will have an update on a new co-teaching book I am doing with Dr. Julie Causton. It will be available in late fall, but we are already …

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