The Inclusion Podcast
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.

Ep. 18 My (Un)Special Education- Brianna-Behavior

Ep. 18 My (Un)Special Education- Brianna-Behavior

September 9, 2019

If you support, teach or love any person whose behavior is not easily understood, you must listen!  Brianna explains some very humorous and very serious examples of how challenging behavior is often a sign of intelligence and is ALWAYS important communication.  

Ep. 17 My (Un)Special Education- Brianna-Friendship

Ep. 17 My (Un)Special Education- Brianna-Friendship

September 9, 2019

Join us for this episode where Brianna Dickens shares many thoughts about the best and worst ways to help students create friendships in schools.  You will not want to miss it!  Also share with anyone who teaches or loves a person with Autism who may be longing for friendships and connections.

Ep. 16 My (Un)Special Education- Brianna-Communication

Ep. 16 My (Un)Special Education- Brianna-Communication

September 6, 2019

In this Episode Brianna Dickens tells you how to honor all different types of communication. If you work with, know, or love anyone who does not use speech reliably-- you MUST listen!  

Ep. 15- My (Un)Special Education- Brianna- Competence

Ep. 15- My (Un)Special Education- Brianna- Competence

September 6, 2019

In this episode, Brianna Dickens and I discuss her experience in a self-contained special education and the work it took for her to be seen as competent.  This is the perfect episode to share with anyone who knows and loves a person whose intelligence is not immediately obvious because of communication issues.  

Ep. 14- The Journey- Leading Systems Change with Dr. Tanya Fredrich

Ep. 14- The Journey- Leading Systems Change with Dr. Tanya Fredrich

March 8, 2019

Everyone who is looking to create a more inclusive school district MUST listen to this one.  Here I interview Dr. Tanya Fredrich- a giant in the area of inclusive leadership and director of student services in Elmbrook, WI. Please share it with every administrator in your life!  We discuss many shortcuts and we warn you of potential obstacles on the way to making your inclusive dreams a reality.  Have a seat—grab some paper and a pen (trust me).

Ep. 13 The Too Much Unicorn

Ep. 13 The Too Much Unicorn

February 20, 2019

In this podcast, my co-author Caitlin Caron and I discuss our brand new children's book The Too Much Unicorn.  This book empowers girls everywhere to embrace the beauty of being joyfully, stylishly, and confidently your just right self.  Share wildly with your TOO MUCH unicorns.