Create a classroom blog to give students authentic opportunities to write, learn new tech-related skills, and experiment with a range of genres (e.g., book reviews, critique, debate).

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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DAY 1: Educational Courage

Posted on December 13, 2012 in Inclusion, News

In these times of teaching to the test and school closures, this collection of essays is refreshing and so very necessary. Mara has worked on behalf of inclusive schools for years, so I knew the book would get the activist in me fired up and it did. Chapter 4 is a must-read for those interested in social justice for students with disabilities, but most inclusion-minded folks will love…

Book cover for Educational Courage

Educational Courage: Resisting the Ambush on Public Education

Lost amid the debate over educational policies are the stories of the educators, parents, and students who are most affected by legislation such as No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top. In Educational Courage, veteran educators and activists Nancy Schniedewind and Mara Sapon-Shevin bring together the voices of those who are…

12 Days of Inclusion-Inspired Reading

Posted on December 13, 2012 in Inclusion, News

The last few years, I have featured adaptations, teaching tools, and even gifts for students and teachers. This year, I wanted to do something a bit different for my 12 days celebration so I am sharing my love of reading with all of you and highlighting the top 12 books I read this year. Not …

Book giveaway!

Posted on November 18, 2012 in Differentiating Instruction, News

I am always excited to hear from people who are finding success. A few months ago I was contacted by Adrianne Meldrum about participating in one of her giveaways.

Adrianne runs The Tutor House, which is a site that provides information and resources for…

Can you help Henry?

Posted on November 13, 2012 in Advocacy, Autism, Families, Inclusion, News

Henry is well over the half way mark in getting 10,000 signatures on his petition but he needs your help. He is in a huge battle with his school district to get into his neighborhood school.

This is an important campaign because…

WEBSITE WEDNESDAY: Kaz Brook’s Blog

Posted on October 17, 2012 in Families, Inclusion, News

Today’s pick is another parent blog, Kaz Brook’s Blog; this one is focused on a little boy with autism.

I chose it because Kaz not only writes really lovely…

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