Before we take a break for the holidays, we wanted to share with you some posts that you might have missed. We recently celebrated our 300th post (an amazing feat if we do say so ourselves). Don’t worry, we will be around before the end of the year to talk about all the exciting things planned for 2015. Check out these carefully curated posts from this past year and if you feel so inclined, share them with a friend or colleague.
Let’s face it. Some students are hard to work with for a litany of reasons. Maybe you are experiencing a challenging year in your classroom. Before you throw in the towel or give up hope, read this list of DOs and DON’Ts when encountering students who push you to the brink.
Meet Miles Kredich, a teenager with a twin brother who has autism. Watch this short (8 minute) documentary that gives a history of special education and gives a great case for inclusive education.
One of the most important speeches about inclusion and the mindset of a mother with a child with special needs that you will ever hear. Watch this ten minute video…it just might change how you think about parenting a child with a disability.
I know that I do not have a corner on the truth. While belief systems and worldviews tend to get mired in rhetoric, the big picture of inclusion (specifically inclusive education) is far more forgiving. My aim in this piece is to clarify a big misconception about what full inclusion really means.
A 30+ year veteran teacher gives her thoughts on why it is important for students with significant disabilities to be given access to the general education curriculum. This is a must read if you are a teacher in a self-contained classroom.
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