The Inclusion Podcast
Ep. 28- Yes! Even students with VERY complex communication needs, with Darlene Hanson (part 2)

Ep. 28- Yes! Even students with VERY complex communication needs, with Darlene Hanson (part 2)

May 11, 2020

This is the second part of my conversation with Darlene Hanson. It is for the most challenging students in our system.  Listen and share with everyone you know who supports students without verbal communication.  Darlene Hanson and I are finally teaming up together to work on the concept of inclusion with students with limited communication. Can't wait to let these episodes (episode 27 and 28) take flight in the world. 

Ep. 27- Yes! Even students with VERY complex communication needs, with Darlene Hanson (part 1)

Ep. 27- Yes! Even students with VERY complex communication needs, with Darlene Hanson (part 1)

May 11, 2020

This podcast is for the most challenging students in our system.  Listen and share with everyone you know who supports students without verbal communication.  Darlene Hanson and I are finally teaming up together to work on the concept of inclusion with students with limited communication. Can't wait to let these episodes (episode 27 and 28) take flight in the world. 

Episode 26.  Ripples of Resilience with Paul Wesselmann

Episode 26. Ripples of Resilience with Paul Wesselmann

May 2, 2020

This podcast is all about how to cope during this new and weird time!  Paul has an abundance of thoughtful advice to keep everyone thriving!  Enjoy!

Episode 25 COVID 19 and Special Education

Episode 25 COVID 19 and Special Education

March 19, 2020

In this episode we discuss the legal and practical decisions that school administrators, educators and parents have to understand during these changing times.  I am joined by Patrick Radel an incredible special education lawyer and Tanya Fredrich a talented and passionate school administrator.    Please enjoy and let us know what you need in our next episode.  Sending you love and good health!

 

 

Ep. 24 Education as Equity with Becky Anderson

Ep. 24 Education as Equity with Becky Anderson

March 15, 2020

Becky Anderson is an incredibly inclusive English teacher.  In this awesome episode she share how teachers can lead inclusive change in their own classroom.  From how to create true community to  how to be sure students can see themselves on the shelf (or in the books they read) and so much more.  Share this with every general education teacher you know.  Because, as Becky says... our students are waiting!

Ep. 23- HOW to Shift Mindsets about Special Education with Dr. Jenna Rufo

Ep. 23- HOW to Shift Mindsets about Special Education with Dr. Jenna Rufo

March 1, 2020

When it comes to Inclusive Education, the first thing that needs to shifts are outdated ideas and MINDSETS about special education.  For example, "But this student needs functional skills."  Or, "I can't do it because --they can't keep up." or "Our system is just fine as it is- why make any changes" 

Ep. 22 The IEP and Inclusion

Ep. 22 The IEP and Inclusion

February 15, 2020

The IEP is the tool for designing and documenting inclusive education.  This episode covers everything you need to know if you are on an IEP team in any capacity. Great for parents, teachers and administrators alike to really understand how the special education laws work together to help you document and create inclusive school experiences for students.  

Ep. 21 The ART of Seeing in Inclusive Classrooms with Sherrill Knezel

Ep. 21 The ART of Seeing in Inclusive Classrooms with Sherrill Knezel

January 30, 2020

I love this episode!  Here I am joined by artist and friend Sherrill Knezel. First, we discuss "seeing" in terms of visual representations (sketch noting) as an access point for students in inclusive classrooms.  Second, she shares the art of really seeing students, loving them, and reflecting their best selves back to them- in a story about Jaden.  You won't want to miss this one.  AND she shares my favorite strategy for supporting a student who challenges the regular flow of the classroom.  So...have a challenging student?  Listen with your whole heart. 

Ep. 20- Courageous Perseverance: A Conversation with Dr. Paul Gordon

Ep. 20- Courageous Perseverance: A Conversation with Dr. Paul Gordon

January 11, 2020

Superintendent Dr. Paul Gordon and I discuss what does honest conversation and courageous perseverance have to do with creating truly inclusive schools.  Send this to your superintendent.  Share with your administrators.  Listen, enjoy and let's make schools excellent together!

Ep. 19- Bring Inclusion to YOUR district with Dr. Julie Causton and Dr. Tanya Fredrich

Ep. 19- Bring Inclusion to YOUR district with Dr. Julie Causton and Dr. Tanya Fredrich

October 19, 2019

In this episode Dr. Tanya Fredrich and I bring our collective years of expertise together leading Inclusion Institutes to offer you a road map to host your own inclusion institute in your area with our help.  We share all of the exciting logistics to build a sustainable network of support for inclusion in your own backyard.  Listen, take notes and share this with your administrators.