How to Include Students with Disabilities by Modifying Curriculum in 3 Easy Steps!

Modifying curriculum for students who do not yet have an understanding of grade level content has long been the sole responsibility of the special education teacher. However, since the goal of inclusion is to include the student in as much of the general education environment and curriculum as possible, then we have to expect that […]

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3 Ways to Guarantee Inclusive Education Will Fail

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Early in my teaching career, I didn’t believe that inclusive education was the right thing to do. I distinctly remember having a heated respectful discussion with a professor in my teacher training program about how they just didn’t understand that students with autism needed to be educated with students just like them. Instead of debating […]

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Preschool + Kindergarten: Ground Zero for Inclusion

In September 2015, two Federal Government agencies – The US Department of Health and Human Services and the US Department of Education – issued a ground-breaking statement: “…ALL young children with disabilities should have access to inclusive high-quality early childhood programs, where they are provided with individualized and appropriate support in meeting high expectations.” https://www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/earlylearning/joint-statement-full-text.pdf […]

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April 29, 2019

Inclusion FAQs: A Parent and Educator Guide

With inclusion comes questions, both from parents of students with disabilities and from parents of students who don’t have disabilities. Here are some of the more common questions we’ve heard and some answers through both an educator and parent lens. Nicole Eredics, an experienced full inclusion teacher, answers the questions from a teacher’s perspective. Amanda […]

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How Do We Get Back To Where We W

Everyone is in a literal different place with education right at this very moment. Some states have schools in session, others do not. Some schools are partially in session and some are hybrid and virtual. So the number one question: When do we get back to the way things were? Here’s the part that I […]

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‘Cause You Know We’ll Make It Through [Distance Learning]

However you feel about the return to school in Fall 2020, the truth is that many districts will be going into at least partial distance learning. Distance Learning is not something that is naturally taught in most academic experiences. But here we are adults distance learning and Distance Teaching. Resources are scattered. It is not […]

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One: Resources For Diversity

The world as educators are watching is once again in flux. However, our job as educators and members of a community is to shift to the needs of the community. Sometimes this will mean that we change to be a part of our local community and sometimes it means connecting our community to the world. […]

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July 22, 2020

Shifting the Square

When we look back at 2020, I hope the first words in history are, “This was not a choice. And look at what changes came about.” We’ve been spending a lot of time in the recent past weeks looking at the history of inclusive education in relationship to many events. And right now as many […]

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July 21, 2020

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We Return: March 2020

October has come and gone. And Inclusion From Square One has had a rounding success its first year. We had thought that this whole thing would just be this one stop resource. And then we realized, we had more. So we will be back in 2020 publishing quarterly with different folks and talking about different […]

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November 3, 2019

Creating Inclusive Learning Environments

Lisa Friedman is an Education Director at Temple Beth-El in Central New Jersey where she oversees an inclusive synagogue school. Lisa was also instrumental for years for connecting educators with her #iechat online. Lisa is responsible for the blog, Removing the Stumbling Block. Lisa came and shared with us some things about how to make […]

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October 23, 2019

More Than The Sum of Parts

With fall firmly in place for the Northern Hemisphere, school has been the focus of much of North America for over a month now. There are new students to help with routines, and there are new teachers to help with learning the process of being inclusive. “One more thing to do.” some grumble. And it […]

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October 21, 2019

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