Monthly Archives: March 2011

Inclusion Definitions & Perspectives

An enthusiastic group of educators creatively and candidly offered the following responses to this open-ended statement: Inclusion is________________ therefore, I am! a work in progress. sometimes challenging! allowing students to find success at a level where they can feel safe … Continue reading

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Beyond Physical Inclusion

Successful inclusion classroom practices marry academic, social, emotional, behavioral and communication skills. Inclusion in the classroom goes way beyond physical inclusion, if students are truly included. Inclusion means that we treat all students as integral members and honor their entering … Continue reading

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Gimme 5: Inclusion Rules

Inclusion, although never a generic program, has basic governing rules. Like snowflakes, no two children are alike, but all students, regardless of their abilities benefit from organized, prepared and insightfully rich environments with individuals who propagate learners’ potentials. High expectations … Continue reading

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Inclusion in the 21st Century

Inclusion has entered and prospered in the 21st century with research-based interventions, technological advances, and improved attitudes, yet it is also endangered if its pace is not adjusted to accommodate the needs of each individual student. We live in a … Continue reading

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Why the sunflowers, Toby?

A few people asked me why there are sunflowers on the site. Let’s begin with the obvious-sunflowers are beautiful and unique. Each sunflower stretches for the warmth, we as educators impart. As I stated in one of my books, Inclusion … Continue reading

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Learning about and from inclusion….

This inspiring video clip, Including Samuel, teaches us that we can learn about and FROM inclusion.    

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Inclusion Research: More Info to Know!

Definitely check out these links to increase your inclusive insights! National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities National Center for Learning Disabilities Autism Speaks CAST: Center for Applied Special Technology IES: What Works Clearinghouse The Arc: For People with Intellectual … Continue reading

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Inclusion Education

Inclusion, a way of life, is what we will be discussing in this blog. The strategies and interventions, although never generic, are ones that involve good teaching practices that ALL students benefit from.

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