Have you noticed your mood change if there has been just one too many rainy days? Does it shift depending on if you are driving on a busy freeway or having a picnic at the park? It won’t surprise you to know that our environments have a significant impact on how we feel and what […]Read More Inclusive Classroom Design: Creating a Space for All
I will admit I am fairly privileged to have spent the bulk of my career with inclusive education, under arguably five of the better inclusion teachers I could have ever learned from. The rest of inclusion, I have learned from listening on the sidelines. But my role in my career is slowly evolving, eventually, I […]Read More How Do I Make The Gulf Smaller?
We are starting our third year at Inclusion From Square One. There are a lot of things that have derailed some projects I’ve wanted to get going specifically involving Inclusion From Square One. When I thought about the original website, I really wanted this to be a repository of information so folks would have to stop […]Read More Carry On
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 […]Read More How Do We Get Back To Where We W
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 […]Read More ‘Cause You Know We’ll Make It Through [Distance Learning]
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. […]Read More One: Resources For Diversity
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 […]Read More Shifting the Square
It has been just eleven days since I got word my district was closing for nearly a month. That was not how this was supposed to go. We were going to go to work. The blog that we had been working on for a month would get published this week. Though, to be fair: no […]Read More This Was Not In The Plan…
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 […]Read More How to Include Students with Disabilities by Modifying Curriculum in 3 Easy Steps!
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 […]Read More Creating Inclusive Learning Environments