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101 ideas and counting

Posted on October 21, 2013 in Inclusion

I created this list for our Illinois Includes conference this year. I thought some of you might like to share it with your own groups.

101 Ways to Inspire Inclusion

by Paula Kluth, Ph.D. / www.paulakluth.com

  • include somebody
  • ask
  • ask again
  • ask one more time
  • don’t take ‘no’ for an answer
  • say “yes”
  • get involved
  • be creative
  • Keeping learning alive after the workshop ends

    Posted on September 24, 2013 in News

    I have had such a great fall visiting schools, districts, and organizations around the country, but also here in my own backyard of Chicago.

    It is really amazing to see teachers come out of their classrooms to learn about inclusion or differentiated instruction or autism on one of the first days of the school year. I know it is not easy to get away this time of year, but I always hope that participants in my workshops find …

    The IEP in the inclusive classroom

    Posted on September 20, 2013 in Inclusion

    I got a note recently from a parent looking for an easy data recording system that she could pass on to her child’s teacher. This format is not a new one nor is it one that I designed. My forms are based on those created by Alison Ford and the Wisconsin School Inclusion Project back in the 1990s. So, I can’t take credit for this handy little tool, but I have found it really useful in helping …

    A plan for Pedro

    Posted on August 26, 2013 in Families, Inclusion

    One of the most exciting parts of writing a book for children is seeing all of the ways it is used by students, families, and teachers. I got one email from a parent telling me that she used Pedro’s Whale to teach her children about their brother with autism.

    At one of my workshops, a principal told me that he used Pedro to teach his staff about…

    It’s almost here…

    Posted on August 12, 2013 in Differentiating Instruction, News

    If you liked From Tutor Scripts to Talking Sticks, I have some fun news to share! I-along with my co-author, Sheila Danaher-have collected another 100 ideas for differentiating instruction in K-12 inclusive classrooms and assembled them into a second book.

    We certainly didn’t think there would be a follow-up text to Tutor Scripts, but we just kept …

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