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The Educator's Handbook for Inclusive School Practices

The Educator’s Handbook for Inclusive School Practices

Author: Julie Causton, Chelsea P. Tracy-Bronson
Publishing Info: Paperback 232 pages / July 2015
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As more K-12 schools move toward inclusion, how can general and special educators work together to create warm, welcoming classrooms where all students learn and belong? Discover practical answers in this friendly, down-to-earth teacher’s guide. Filled with ready-to-use teaching tips, insights from inclusive educators, and examples that relate directly to everyday classroom experiences, this book will help general and special educators collaborate effectively and build a great “toolbox” of strategies to support all learners within inclusive classrooms. With this highly motivating guidebook close at hand, new and seasoned educators will create engaging, exciting, and joyful inclusive classrooms that support social and academic success for all.


  • ensure that all students have access to the general education curriculum in the least restrictive environment
  • presume competence and recognize every student’s unique strengths
  • meet students’ individual learning needs with differentiated lessons and innovative academic supports
  • team up and collaborate with other educators and professionals to make the most of everyone’s expertise
  • distinguish an IEP from a 504 plan, and develop and implement both appropriately
  • support students who have behavior challenges with a classroom-wide positive behavior support system
  • promote academic and social inclusion in the classroom and in recreational spaces, from the playground to the lunchroom
  • supervise the important work of paraprofessionals
  • avoid burnout with self-care strategies and stress-busters

PRACTICAL RESOURCES: Planning tools and checklists to help you identify student strengths, develop IEPs, plan lessons, strengthen co-teaching, choose modifications and accommodations, and more.