Our friend Nicole Eredics wrote a fabulous piece about teachers being essential in facilitating friendships for the Friendship Circle Blog. Check it out!
“Friendships are an important foundation in the inclusive classroom. Aside from being physically included in the curriculum and day-to-day activities, a child with special needs also needs to genuinely feel included. This feeling of inclusion stems from a sense of belonging and relating to other children in the class. The sense of emotional well-being and stability derived from friendships allows students to be more receptive and open to learning new concepts as suggested by recent research in the field of neuroscience.
Teachers have an essential role in creating and maintaining the friendships amongst the students in the inclusive classroom. This can be done in several different ways…” TO READ MORE CLICK HERE