Welcome ASCD!



Dr. Julie Causton

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A best selling author, inspiring speaker, and inclusion advocate, Dr. Julie Causton began her career as an educator and then 14 years as a tenured professor at Syracuse University. In 2012 she founded Inclusive Schooling, a premiere company solely devoted to delivering professional development which transforms schools and lives. She has spent the past 25 years nearly obsessed with discovering innovative practices and teaching others about inclusive education through her wildly engaging presentations.

Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak

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INCLUSIon thought leader

Educator’s educator

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A highly sought-after speaker, accomplished author, and educators’ educator, Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak began her career as an early interventionist and then spent 16 years as a tenured professor at Kent State University. Since 2013 she has followed her true passion for designing and delivering transformative professional development. As a result, she has accumulated over 50,000 hours of helping educators and leaders work from a place of compassion, hope, and love in locations from Cincinnati to Singapore.

Dr. Kate MacLeod

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Secondary Education Expert


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An innovative educator, author, researcher and inclusion expert, Dr. Kate MacLeod began her career as a high school special educator in New York City. She co-founded Inclusive Schooling alongside Julie when she was a doctoral student at Syracuse University. She spent 4 years as an assistant professor at University of Maine Farmington before joining Inclusive Schooling full time. She has spent 15 years teaching about and researching the best inclusive practices in order to help educators feel prepared and inspired to include all learners. 


INCLUSIVE EDUCATION MEANS we no longer accept that separate classrooms, separate schools, and separate lives are in the best interest of any student. Separating peoplevby ability disadvantages everyone. Belonging is a human need. Our educational system, practices, and spaces, need to be reimagined.

INCLUSIVE EDUCATION MEANS every student is valued because of their strengths, gifts, and even challenges. As disability is simply… diversity. Everyone benefits from meaningful participation and opportunities to learn grade level content with diverse peers. We must trust that all students come to us as incredible whole people who do not need to be fixed.

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SESSION 1: Get Ready!

Watch Session 1 with Closed Captions [YouTube]


Session 1 Video Table of Contents  (click on blue chapter dots in the player or the bulleted list in the player to start video from a specific chapter)

  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2 : Meet Your Co-Teachers/Dashboard Overview
  • Chapter 3: Agenda
  • Chapter 4: Ready Mindset 1: Normal is a Myth
  • Chapter 5: Ready Mindset 2: Relationships
  • Chapter 6: Ready Mindset 3: Bad Behavior is Not What It Seems
  • Chapter 7: Your Role as Boat Captain
  • Chapter 8: Lifelines
  • Chapter 9: Q&A
  • Chapter 10: Review of Session 1



Session 1 Resources

Key PPT slides [pdf]

IS’s Definition of Inclusion [pdf] – get the poster here

ASCD article – Ready…Set…Success: A Formula for Leading Schools with Love   or [pdf]

Toothpaste Theory and Building Relationships (see supplemental resources below)

Reactive vs. Ready Brains [pdf]

Human Ways of Being [pdf]

Student Lifelines [pdf]

Principal Akbar Cook’s discussion of his  Turning the Lights On campaign [link]

Alignment to chapters in From Behaving to Belonging by Julie Causton and Kate MacLeod

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 3

Supplemental Resources

SESSION 3: Get Set! Part 2

Watch Session 3 with Closed Captions [YouTube]


Session 3 Table of Contents (click on blue chapter dots or the bulleted icon list in the Vimeo player to begin video from a specific chapter selection)

  • Chapter 1: Beyond Treats and Timeouts Session 3
  • Chapter 2 : Introduction
  • Chapter 3:  Session 3 Agenda
  • Chapter 4: Review of Session 2
  • Chapter 5: Start by Reducing Stressors
  • Chapter 6: Concerns with Common Behavior Management Practices
  • Chapter 7: Public Discipline Challenges and Replacements
  • Chapter 8: 5 Steps to Supporting Students During Big Emotions
  • Chapter 9: Q&A
  • Chapter 10: Review of Session 3 and Up Next in Session 4


Session 3 Resources

Key PPT Slides [pdf]

10 Ways to Reduce Stressors [pdf]

Beyond Behavior Charts & Public Discipline: 9  Ideas for Supporting Students with Love and Respect [pdf]

The Boy on Red: ASCD article [link]

PreK Teach and Play podcast about the use of praise, rewards, and punishment

PreK Teach And Play Podcast Episode 36- Three Strikes and You’re Out: Why We Don’t Use Behavior Charts with Children [link]

Bag the behavior charts [blog]

It’s Time to Flip Behavior Cards and Charts to Stop [link]

Planned Ignoring [podcast] [blog]

Alignment to chapters in From Behaving to Belonging by Julie Causton and Kate MacLeod

  • Chapter 7

Supplemental Resources 

  • Flip Behavior Management Upside Down [video]
  • Bagging Behavior Charts [video]
  • Needs vs. Wants [podcast]
  • How to Weather the Storm in Public [video]
  • What to do if they run? [video]
  • To ABA or Not To ABA, That Is The Question [blog]
  • When a child just won’t join the group! [podcast]
  • Beth Tolley’s All in for Ending Restraint and Seclusion [video]
    • Restraint and Seclusion Selected References and Resources [Handout] for the Inclusive Schooling “ALL IN” Conference (November 2020)
    • Beth Tolley’s website End Seclusion link


For those diving into the course on-demand, we’ve created two support guides to help you track your progress and put ideas into practice.

#1 Exploration Plan

#2 Learning Contract


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