A brief outline of what I'm thinking for each page follows. I will expand on my beliefs in each of the areas in future posts.
Attitudes and Beliefs Related to Inclusive Education: These are the things that I think are necessary understandings for building fully inclusive schools.
- Assumption of Competence of All Students
- Ableism and the History and Rights of People with "Disabilities"
- Schools as Community
- Collaborative Practices on All Levels
- Multiple Means of Representation (Recognition Network)
- Multiple Means of Action and Expression (Strategic Network)
- Multiple Means of Engagement (Affective Network)
Effective Instructional Strategies that Support Inclusion: Many of these strategies are simply "best practices" that we already know about. Using strategies that focus on student learning are effective with all students. Students with disabilities should be included in classrooms that use current research based instructional strategies.
- Differentiated Instruction
- Peer Support Strategies
- Participatory Learning
- Assessment for Learning
- Universally Designed Assessment
- Decreased Focus on Academic Competition
- Learning Environments
- Executive Functioning Skill Teaching and Support
- Positive Behavior Supports and Restitution
- Therapy and Other Consultative Services
- Supporting Teachers