Have students write a collaborative poem or story using Twitter, IM, Edmodo or Facebook. This way, authors can contribute one word, one line, or several paragraphs.

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Put Consumers in Charge

Posted on March 12, 2013 in Inclusion

From Section 2, idea #8 of Don’t We Already Do Inclusion?

Need fresh eyes as you grow your inclusive model and consider next steps?

Assemble a team of students (or use your student council or sociology class) and ask them to propose ideas for making their school more inclusive. Begin by educating them on the various aspects of inclusion (e.g. adapting curriculum and instruction). Then ask them to…

Ask, “Are We Inclusive?”

Posted on March 11, 2013 in Inclusion, News

From Section 3, idea #2 of Don’t We Already Do Inclusion?

If you want to know the answer to this question, ask it. Ask parents, students, teachers, and administrators.

Even though all American schools are expected to follow the same federal law, schools from town to town, district to district, and state to state would answer that question very differently.

If you ask a large group of stakeholders, you are likely to…

A week of ideas from my new book and GIVEAWAY!

Posted on March 11, 2013 in Inclusion, News

This week I am going to be posting seven ideas from my new book, “Don’t We Already Do Inclusion?”. This new book is really focused on helping schools “take it up a notch” when it comes to inclusive practices. There are four sections: classroom, school, district, and community. Any stakeholder can choose from any one of these sections to find ideas to grow their inclusive schools. There are 100 ideas in all. Hope you enjoy the preview and please feel free to add questions or comments to each.

Don’t We Already Do Inclusion?

Are you trying to grow the inclusive schooling model in your community? Do you feel like you have tried everything to create change in your school? Do you want to “sharpen the saw” and become reenergized as an advocate or educator? If you answered “yes” to any one of these questions, then this is the book for you!

Don’t We Already Do Inclusion? is not only filled with ideas for teaching diverse learners, but is also focused on…

The power of being welcomed

Posted on January 21, 2013 in Inclusion, News

How can you bring this kind of inclusive energy, sentiment, or spirit to your school? Community?

A few words on inclusion for administrators

Posted on January 09, 2013 in Inclusion

Some of you might be interested in this article on autism in K-12 schools. I was interviewed for the piece and was pleased with their focus on inclusion- especially since administrators are their audience.

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