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9 Resources for Creating an Inclusive Classroom This School Year

Updated: Oct 6, 2021

This blog post is a shortened adaptation of MCIE’s “Resources for Teaching In-Person and Online.”

The kids are heading back to school (most returning to the classroom but some still virtual), and with it comes our hope that we can make this school year more inclusive than the one before.

But how do we do that?

The path to inclusion isn’t always easy, but here are nine great resources to help educators make their classroom more inclusive as we head back to school.

10 Best EdTech Tools to Improve Learning!

This blogpost reviews 10 of the best EdTech tools to use in the classroom.

10 Ways Educators Can Take Action in Pursuit of Equity

This podcast interview with Pedro Noguera, a leader in educational equity for over two decades, discusses ways to move awareness of inequities into action steps.

Get Back to School by Going Back to Basics

This article by Megan Cave provides six back-to-school basics to help with schools reopening.

How to Create Community in a Virtual Classroom

In this article, Susan Yergler provides ideas for creating a strong remote classroom community to help students feel a sense of belonging.

Is Your Classroom Academically Safe?

Jennifer Gonzalez describes a few simple, powerful ways you can make your classroom a place where students feel free to ask questions and take academic risks in this podcast episode.

Let’s Give Our Teaching Language a Makeover

In this Cult of Pedagogy podcast, the use of language in classrooms is discussed and four scenarios are reviewed with suggested changes.

National Center on Accessible Educational Materials

The National AEM Center’s website “provides technical assistance, coaching, and resources to increase the availability and use of accessible educational materials and technologies for learners with disabilities.”

Specially Designed Instruction through Alternative Service Delivery Models: Implementation Tips

This Technical Assistance Bulletin from the Maryland State Department of Education provides guidance specific to continuity of learning and specially designed instruction.

Universal Design for Learning (UDL): A teacher’s guide

In this Understood article, Allison Posey provides a guide for teachers on using UDL.

To find more resources, check out MCIE’s new 18-page PDF: “Resources for Teaching In-Person and Online.”

Or, if you want one-on-one inclusion advice, contact MCIE at


Kayla Kingston is the Communications Specialist for MCIE. A recent graduate of the University of Dayton, she loves reading, writing, and supporting all things inclusion.

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