The "Blueprint" provides an overview of technical assistance practices and collaborative learning structures that support system-wide implementation, sustainability, and scale up of SWIFT Domains and Features.
These successes are the direct result of administrative support for equity-based inclusion, collaboration among educators, partnerships with the families, and attention to full-time membership, participation, and learning.
For the first time in over a decade, we’re proud to say that no child in the city of Meridian attends a failing school and All Means All!
Inclusive education has little to do with the labels and characteristics of students and everything to do with the commitment, creativity, and flexibility of educational teams.
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?
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.
Sometimes you don’t have to think too far outside of the box. The greatest solution to a complex challenge is often the simplest one.
I like to think of the SWIFT features as the “Top 10 ways to make your school fully inclusive,” and SWIFT-FIG is your guide for understanding those features.
Parker reminded me of the power teachers have to make or break a student. Positive teacher-student relationships matter. I am grateful Parker taught me this lesson.