If you have students in middle and high school who regularly show up without supplies, consider letting them keep a second set of materials in the classroom.

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Speaker spotlight: Chris Kliewer

Posted on April 20, 2015 in Inclusion

I met Chris Kliewer about 15 years ago at an inclusion conference. I wandered into a workshop he was giving on literacy and Down Syndrome and instantly became a fan. I continue to follow his work closely and I can say with absolutely certainty that Chris has not published a piece I have not read. This is not because he has not written a lot (he is a writing machine); it is because his work is so important that I wouldn’t dare miss a word.

Chris is a professor at the University of Northern Iowa. A former early childhood special education teacher, Chris is arguably the most …

Hop to it!

Posted on April 16, 2015 in Inclusion, News

Have you visited the blog hop over at The Inclusive Class? If not, be sure to check it out in the next few days (be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to see the blog submissions). The “hop” took place last week and featured nearly two dozen posts on inclusive education. This is a great opportunity to learn about new blogs, pick up new strategies and connect with …

Speaker Spotlight: Dan Habib

Posted on April 14, 2015 in Inclusion, News

Have you ever seen the fantastic documentary film, Including Samuel? It is-without question-one of the best films ever made on the topic of inclusive schooling and we are not only showing it at Illinois Includes, but we have the filmmaker coming to talk about his work, the film and all of his other projects too!

Dan Habib is the creator of …

What is your whale?

Posted on March 25, 2015 in Inclusion

I am so excited to post another great teaching idea from a general education teacher who is soooooo very dedicated to supporting all of the diverse learners in her classroom. This amazing educator gave me permission to share a lesson she designed with her student teacher.

The lesson is based on Pedro’s Whale, a …

Speaker Spotlight: Dr. Richard Villa

Posted on March 24, 2015 in Inclusion

Interested in co-teaching? Collaborating? Inclusive lesson planning? Building classroom communities? Encouraging peer supports? You name it, Dr. Richard Villa has written about it, presented on it or advocated for it. Rich Villa has long been one of my professional heroes, so it is such a pleasure to finally get to bring him to Illinois Includes.

Richard A. Villa has worked with thousands of teachers and administrators throughout North America and the world, to develop and implement organizational and instructional support systems for educating all students within …

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