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The Inclusion Podcast
27 minutes | May 11, 2020
Ep. 28- Yes! Even students with VERY complex communication needs, with Darlene Hanson (part 2)
This is the second part of my conversation with Darlene Hanson. It is for the most challenging students in our system. Listen and share with everyone you know who supports students without verbal communication. Darlene Hanson and I are finally teaming up together to work on the concept of inclusion with students with limited communication. Can't wait to let these episodes (episode 27 and 28) take flight in the world.
27 minutes | May 11, 2020
Ep. 27- Yes! Even students with VERY complex communication needs, with Darlene Hanson (part 1)
This podcast is for the most challenging students in our system. Listen and share with everyone you know who supports students without verbal communication. Darlene Hanson and I are finally teaming up together to work on the concept of inclusion with students with limited communication. Can't wait to let these episodes (episode 27 and 28) take flight in the world.
24 minutes | May 2, 2020
Episode 26. Ripples of Resilience with Paul Wesselmann
This podcast is all about how to cope during this new and weird time! Paul has an abundance of thoughtful advice to keep everyone thriving! Enjoy!
37 minutes | Mar 19, 2020
Episode 25 COVID 19 and Special Education
In this episode we discuss the legal and practical decisions that school administrators, educators and parents have to understand during these changing times. I am joined by Patrick Radel an incredible special education lawyer and Tanya Fredrich a talented and passionate school administrator. Please enjoy and let us know what you need in our next episode. Sending you love and good health!
26 minutes | Mar 15, 2020
Ep. 24 Education as Equity with Becky Anderson
Becky Anderson is an incredibly inclusive English teacher. In this awesome episode she share how teachers can lead inclusive change in their own classroom. From how to create true community to how to be sure students can see themselves on the shelf (or in the books they read) and so much more. Share this with every general education teacher you know. Because, as Becky says... our students are waiting!
19 minutes | Mar 1, 2020
Ep. 23- HOW to Shift Mindsets about Special Education with Dr. Jenna Rufo
When it comes to Inclusive Education, the first thing that needs to shifts are outdated ideas and MINDSETS about special education. For example, "But this student needs functional skills." Or, "I can't do it because --they can't keep up." or "Our system is just fine as it is- why make any changes"
9 minutes | Feb 15, 2020
Ep. 22 The IEP and Inclusion
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.
24 minutes | Jan 30, 2020
Ep. 21 The ART of Seeing in Inclusive Classrooms with Sherrill Knezel
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.
30 minutes | Jan 11, 2020
Ep. 20- Courageous Perseverance: A Conversation with Dr. Paul Gordon
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!
18 minutes | Oct 19, 2019
Ep. 19- Bring Inclusion to YOUR district with Dr. Julie Causton and Dr. Tanya Fredrich
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.
30 minutes | Sep 9, 2019
Ep. 18 My (Un)Special Education- Brianna-Behavior
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.
16 minutes | Sep 9, 2019
Ep. 17 My (Un)Special Education- Brianna-Friendship
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.
22 minutes | Sep 6, 2019
Ep. 16 My (Un)Special Education- Brianna-Communication
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!
16 minutes | Sep 6, 2019
Ep. 15- My (Un)Special Education- Brianna- Competence
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.
36 minutes | Mar 8, 2019
Ep. 14- The Journey- Leading Systems Change with Dr. Tanya Fredrich
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).
16 minutes | Feb 20, 2019
Ep. 13 The Too Much Unicorn
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.
15 minutes | Nov 27, 2018
Ep. 12. Pat Radel interviews Dr. Julie Causton
On this episode, we change places and Pat interviews me! This interview is unscripted and so much fun! Enjoy!
15 minutes | Nov 23, 2018
Ep. 11 5 More Common Special Education Myths - withPat Radel (special education lawyer)
Episode 11 more myth busting! This episode covers 5 more common special education myths. You do not want to miss this one!
16 minutes | Nov 21, 2018
Ep. 10-- 5 Common Special Education Myths an Important Conversation with Pat Radel (Special Education Lawyer)
You will not want to miss this conversation and episode 11 too. Pat Radel and I discuss the most common myths related to special education and inclusion. For example, "students need to be on level in order to be included." In episode 10 we cover 5 myths, and 5 more in episode 11. I am so grateful for this discussion and I know that you will be too! Please subscribe and rate too.
19 minutes | Sep 17, 2018
Ep. 9 Kicking off Co-Teaching-- How to Create an Amazing Partnership with Dr. Paula Kluth and Dr. Julie Causton
As many of you know Paula and I have written 30 Days to the Co-Taught Classroom. In this podcast, Paula and I join forces to ask and answer eachother questions about co-teaching! This is a must listen! Please send this to anyone who is co-teaching, anyone who is thinking about co-teaching or anyone who knows what co-teaching is. You are going to LOVE this!
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