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

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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A U-turn

When we started June, those of us who agreed to publish in July, we connected out to some self-advocates. We got a lot of resounding agreement that this was necessary. Certainly many self-advocates have their own platforms, and there are ways other than a blog to get the information across. However, after our questions, some […]

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How to Teach Self-Advocacy Skills in Schools

“Come get me when you don’t know what to do,” I tell the students who have known me longer who I know are able to move from their desk to find me. Except for the fact that line I have said time and time again to my students with disabilities (and sometimes to their peers […]

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