Are you trying to grow the inclusive schooling model in your community? Do you feel like you have tried everything to create change in your school? Do you want to “sharpen the saw” and become reenergized as an advocate or educator? If you answered “yes” to any one of these questions, then this is the book for you!
Don’t We Already Do Inclusion? is not only filled with ideas for teaching diverse learners, but is also focused on change itself and, more specifically, on how those concerned about inclusion can create change even when they are not in positions of power. The activities, examples, and illustrations are designed to help participants refine their vision and their skills when it comes to inclusion. The ideas are free or low cost, and many can be achieved by any number of stakeholders—including students and families. Learn tried and true techniques, as well as out-of-the box solutions such as involving traditional and social media, “shrinking” the change, phoning for help, advertising, and writing your way to progress.
About the Author:
Dr. Paula Kluth is a consultant, author, advocate, and independent scholar who works with teachers and families to provide inclusive opportunities for students with disabilities and to create more responsive and engaging schooling experiences for all learners. Paula is a former special educator who has served as a classroom teacher and inclusion facilitator. Her professional interests include differentiating instruction and inclusive schooling.
She is the author or co-author of more than 15 books and products including: "From Text Maps to Memory Caps": 100 Ways to Differentiate Instruction in K-12 Inclusive Classrooms, "Don't We Already Do Inclusion?": 100 Ways to Improve Inclusive Schools, “You’re Going to Love This Kid”: Teaching Students with Autism in Inclusive Classrooms, Joyful Learning: Active and Collaborative Learning in the Inclusive Classroom, A Land We Can Share: Teaching Literacy to Students with Autism, and "The Autism Checklist": A Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers. Paula is also the director of a documentary film titled “We Thought You’d Never Ask”: Voices of People with Autism.