Realize a student with behavior challenges may be trying his very best. Some problem behaviors are actually manifestations of sensory problems or physical discomfort.

This website is dedicated to promoting inclusive schooling and exploring positive ways of supporting students with autism and other disabilities. Most of my work involves collaborating with schools to create environments, lessons, and experiences that are inclusive, respectful, and accessible for all learners.

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Can “baseball cards” improve your collaborative relationships?

Posted on August 30, 2017 in News

I recently stumbled on this article by Leah Fessler. I loved her idea for supporting collaborative teams. I won’t steal her thunder by describing too much here, but as you read, consider how a “baseball card” idea of crafting and sharing all-about-me information could be used by staff members, by students and their peers, and by students and their …

A book trailer to share

Posted on August 24, 2017 in News

If you are interested in my newest book, Universal Design Daily, but have not yet bought a copy because you were hoping to watch a peppy book trailer about it before you made the purchase, you are in luck! I just posted such a trailer on YouTube. Take a peek and …

It’s not even my birthday…

Posted on June 30, 2017 in News

For no reason at all, I was presented with an awesome gift today! My youngest daughter and my mother-in-law conspired to make me a bedazzled 30 Days to the Co-Taught Classroom card! Look closely…and you will see the “Paula” on the card is wearing apple earrings to go with her…

Apple sweater shuffle

Posted on March 17, 2017 in Collaboration, News

Remember the rap video I created with my co-author, Julie Causton, last year? Really…how could you forget?

Now that I have refreshed your memory, take a look at this video sent to me by a group of Chicago Public School Teachers at Brentano Math & Science Academy. I worked with teachers at Brentano during an inclusive education workshop series this year.

This clip of them dancing in their …

Resolutions for the inclusive classroom

Posted on January 04, 2016 in Inclusion, News

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 …

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