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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December Calendar of Events
December is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: World AIDS Day (12/1), International Volunteer Day (12/6), Hanukkah (begins at sundown 12/6), Handwashing Awareness Week (12/6-12), Computer Science Education Week (12/7-13), Human Rights Day (12/10), Winter Solstice (12/22), Christmas (12/25), Kwanzaa (begins 12/26), Visit the Zoo Day (12/27), and New Year's Eve (12/31). Plus, celebrate Bingo's Birthday Month, Universal Human Rights Month, and Write to a Friend Month all December long!

Hour of Code
Introduce your students to basic coding and computer science! Celebrate Computer Science Education Week from December 7-13, 2015 with our Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Kids, Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Teens, or the Hour of Code resources provided by Code.org®

Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, the American Revolution, and the environment. Enjoy!

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com (and now in print!), will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.