Talk to students about collaborative work. Provide reminders about what cooperation looks like (e.g., materials being shared) and sounds like (e.g., “What do you think?”).

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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It’s FREE!: A Co-Teaching PowerPoint for Your Group

Posted on August 16, 2018 in Inclusion

If you receive my website newsletters, you already know about this offer, but if you do not…let me be the first to tell you about a great new tool that is available to administrators, coaches, facilitators, trainers, and professors. I have just finished assembling a HUGE co-teaching slide deck that anyone can get for free with the purchase of …

Off the Page #8: Include at recess

Posted on June 30, 2018 in Inclusion

Have you ever felt like recess is the hardest part of the day to support? Me too! Check out my latest vlog post to learn options for inclusion on the blacktop and beyond. These ideas are from my book, “Don’t We Already Do Inclusion?” and can be found on page 76.

Basketball science, word problems & inclusive schools: Pranoy’s story

Posted on June 04, 2018 in Inclusion, News

I absolutely love stories as a way to share ideas and illustrate positive practices. This video was sent to me by Indrani Solomon and her son Pranoy. It is a glimpse inside Pranoy’s life as a friend, classmate, athlete, and student. Here is a bit of what Indrani wrote about …

Off the Page #7: Celebrate!

Posted on April 30, 2018 in Inclusion, News

Celebrate!

If you are co-teaching, you need time to meet and opportunities to plan. You also need moments of reflection, gratitude, and celebration.

Today’s idea is from 30 Days to the Co-Taught Classroom and can be found on page 239.

Off the Page #6: Flex your groupings

Posted on March 31, 2018 in News

In most instances, educators will be using assessment data and classroom observations to create flexible groupings in the classroom. Other times, however, teachers may want to group or pair students randomly. This type of grouping works well for many different types of lessons including community-building activities, idea sharing, small-group discussions, or the exploration of …

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