Use a total communication approach. If a student uses pictures to communicate, for instance, he or she can also be introduced to gestures and signs.

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New year, new book

Posted on January 04, 2013 in Inclusion, News

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!

“Don’t We Already Do Inclusion?”: 100 Ideas for Improving Inclusive Schools

“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.

Comments

  1. From michele jurkanis on 4 Jan 2013

    Can’t wait to get my copy!!! I will share with everyone at my son’s school as well in Green Bay!!

  2. From Mary Komperda on 4 Jan 2013

    I can not wait to read this book! I will get several copies to pass around at teacher appreciation week or end of year books or for the Board of Ed to read. The possibilities are endless. Thank you for putting this out there!

  3. From Amy Lazzeretti on 4 Jan 2013

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to read it. Great title!

  4. From Mike Muldoon on 4 Jan 2013

    Can’t wait to read it – I will be placing my pre order on Monday!

  5. From Paula Kluth on 8 Jan 2013

    Thanks for all of these kind comments– I really appreciate it!