What if you just found the course that will teach you how to make inclusion work for all children? What if there was a course that will once-and-for-all help you to answer the "what can we do to help this student?" questions and, most importantly, empower you with the ability to make the general education classroom work for all children?
What if you found the course that guides you to discover the Tools for Effective Inclusion?
We all know how difficult it is to make inclusion work for every child, so this course is designed to give you the answers you need..the answers your colleagues need...your students need...and even the answers your students' parents need!
Look, the cat will eventually get out of the bag, so I might as well tell you now that accommodations and modifications are the tools you use to make inclusion work for every child. But how do they work? How do these often confrontational tools make inclusion work? And, while we are at it...do they really need to be a source of confrontation?
In the course, you'll discover that they don't need to be a fight and the specific actions you can take to ensure they aren't!
There's nothing like a mission statement to bring everything into focus!
You can't be called Action-Driven without a course mission statement to give it some direction! On the surface this may not seem to say much but just wait! We will dissect this meaningful little statement piece-by-piece through each module and, when we are done, you'll be blown away by what it says! In fact, I bet you'll want to laminate a copy to hang on your wall!
Student engagement is the key....
The part in our mission statement about the child being "engaged in class, instruction, and assessment in a meaningful way" is really important! Why? Because when a child isn't engaged, it means education isn't working for them, and that's when the problems start! Parents get worried, and the child finds other uses for their time. Why do you think we have to do things like manifestation determination meetings when a child misbehaves? I think you know what I'm talking about...
But never fear; in the course, we learn to use this disengagement as a resource, as a way to validate our efforts, and as a way to know that we need to make a change. It's time to see this disengaged behavior for what it is: communication!
So what's up with the tools?
When a carpenter wants to get a job done they grab for a tool. Tools are a tangible item that is used to get a job done. By making accommodations and modifications the tools for effective inclusion we know what to use to make it work.
But a carpenter can't use a hammer for every job they need to do...there's a tool for every job! It's the same way when it comes to our tools! We can't use the same few accommodations for all students to make inclusion work. That's where Accomods™ comes in...but that's a different story!
So anyhow, if we are going to find "just right," as mentioned in the course mission statement, we need to know which tool to use and when! This course shows you how to pick the perfect accommodation to get the job done!
Hi, my name is Tim Kretchman, and I've spent 24 years working to ensure an effective education for all children. As a former teacher and administrator, I know how important and effective inclusion can be. But, I'm also aware that it takes a unique mindset across a team to make it work for every child. That's why it is my distinct privilege to offer you this course!