Inclusion Resources

Girl with books  When you are teaching in an inclusive classroom, it can be difficult to accommodate your materials to fit everyone's needs. Read best practices and handy tips in the resources below to make inclusion a success in your school. These helpful articles describe ways to modify your curriculum to reach every student. In addition to great teaching strategies and planning tips for grades K-12, you'll find plenty of resources to help you adapt existing materials for an inclusive classroom in any subject.

Information & Advice on Inclusion

Inclusive Teaching Strategies

Adapting Materials for Inclusion


Additional Resources

Resources on Inclusion by the Council for Exceptional Children

Creating Schools for All Our Students: What 12 Schools Have to Say
Highlighted by photos of inclusion-in-action, this prize-winning resource features 12 concepts that characterize good inclusive schools. The experiences of teachers, principals, classroom aides, parents, and other school personnel form the basis of this very readable guide.

Strategies for Teacher Collaboration
Loviah E. Aldinger, Cynthia L. Warger, and Paul W. Eavy
A resource to help school-based teams bring collaborative teaching into practice. Provides 18 specific inservice activities to help teachers understand the dynamics of collaboration.

Inclusion in Secondary Schools--Bold Initiatives Challenging Change
Edited by Daniel D. Sage
To help the reader learn from the experiences of others, the editor has assembled the "stories" of schools in urban, suburban, and rural settings. Each story includes useful and interesting details of the school's experiences in implementing a policy of inclusion.

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October Calendar of Events
October is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Fire Prevention Week (10/4-10), Metric Week (10/4-10), World Space Week (10/4-10), World Teacher's Day (10/5), Earth Science Week (10/11-17), Chemistry Week (10/18-24), Teen Read Week (10/18-24), Make a Difference Day (10/24), and Halloween (10/31). Plus, celebrate Bullying Prevention Month, Diversity Awareness Month, Learning Disabilities Month, and School Safety Month all October long!

Bullying Prevention Month
October is Bullying Prevention Month, and it's a crucial topic for teachers and administrators to address. Bullying can cause both physical and emotional harm, and it can range from inflicting physical abuse to cyber-bullying (the use of cell phones, social networking sites, and other forms of technology to cause emotional distress). Learn how to recognize several forms of bullying and teasing, and discover effective techniques for dealing with and preventing bullying in your classroom.

Happy Halloween! Kids love this holiday and all the spooky decorations, games, and stories that go along with it. (Not to mention the candy, of course!) Take advantage of their enthusiasm with classroom connections and fun activities.