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Including Students with the Most Significant Needs in General Education

Implementing the SWIFT Framework with fidelity helps schools and districts to consider all the moving parts that will make inclusive environments a positive learning experience for all.

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Rethinking and Reimagining All Schools

How can we radically rethink and reimagine our schools to support all schools in effective inclusive equity-based education?

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Four Essential Variables of Inclusive Schools

In my work promoting inclusive education for students with extensive and complex support needs, I’m often asked, “Why is inclusive education so important?”  While I view inclusive education as a basic human right

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Authentic Relationships and All Means All: Observations from a Paraeducator

By embracing All means All within our schools, we can almost guarantee for the future a more respectful and welcoming world!

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The Doctor Can See You Now, But Will You Learn Anything?

When we're placed in the position of being a learner in a high-stakes moment, we discover our own biases toward how information is delivered. But what if we didn’t have to choose one way? What if options prevailed?

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Set Out the Welcome Mat!: Top 3 Strategies to Welcome All Students to Learning

When these three welcome mat guidelines are in action, all students know that they will be able to connect to the lesson, access information, and show what they know.

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Change is the Only Constant: Being a Flexible Para Educator

I found the best way to be flexible is to embrace the input of the team and the variety of skills and knowledge brought to the table.

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Opening Doors

Sometimes you hear an adult talk about a teacher or an adult that changed their life. I know that Mrs. Preto is that for Sabrina.

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Kindergarten Teacher Predicts Life of Possibility

None of this would have been possible without the dream and vision that grew in us from that original note from his kindergarten teacher who saw the person we saw...

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