Well, I have been in hiding for weeks trying to finish my latest book project and I am so excited to finally get to share it with all of you in this first week of the year. Don’t We Already Do Inclusion? won’t be out until February 1, but my new publisher, Cambridge Book Review Press, is accepting pre-orders if you want to be one of the first on your block to get it.
This book is somewhat different from others I have done as it isn’t about inclusion as much as it is about persuasion, creating and sustaining change, and “marketing” the idea of inclusive schooling. I have drawn examples from the many schools I have visited, from talented friends and colleagues, and from my own experience as an educator. For instance, in the book you will find tips for using writing to inspire your school community, collaborating with students to assess your district, working with your own personal free-of-charge dream team, using awards to driving your model forward, virtually visiting and learning from like-minded colleagues, and using Facebook as a power tool for social change.
I will be posting quite a bit about the book in the coming weeks and will be sharing a week’s worth of ideas at the end of the month. Hope you reading it as much as I loved writing it!
“Paula Kluth has done it again! A lively, practical and engaging how-to book on creating inclusion. Her focus is on all of us, teachers, students, staff, principals, district and community members, reminding us that inclusion, as with all social justice, is about joint action and commitment. Tons of practical ideas and examples presented in her inimitable style. Hurrah!” — Anne M. Donnellan, Ph.D., Director of the University of San Diego Autism Institute; Professor Emerita, University of Wisconsin-Madison.