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The Power of “No”: Unleashing Our Inner Toddler as Leaders

The Power of “No”: Unleashing Our Inner Toddler as Leaders

Do you struggle with setting clear boundaries? Are you constantly torn between saying "Yes" out loud while screaming "NO!" on the inside? As leaders, we all face the challenge of knowing when to say "Yes," when to say "No," or when to say "Maybe later." So why is it...

Lifelines that help children “get on board”

Lifelines that help children “get on board”

Despite the common practice of not giving attention to a student that is upset in some way, it is at that very moment that the child NEEDS our attention the most. Maybe you were told to ignore it because others have told you to ignore “attention seeking behaviors”...

Moving Beyond Carrots and Sticks for Sustainable System Change

Moving Beyond Carrots and Sticks for Sustainable System Change

“Carrot and stick performance management processes and the behaviorist approach upon which they are based are deeply flawed, and yet most of us start (and end) there, even in the most innovative organizations.” Annie McKee When it comes to managing sustainable system...

Top Tips For Writing IEP Worthy Goals

Top Tips For Writing IEP Worthy Goals

If you know us…you know we've been researching, writing, and basically fussing over how individualized education programs (IEPs) are written for nearly 30 years. Needless to say, we have lots of opinions, but we also have lots of tips and solutions. In this blog we...

Why Are We Still Segregating Students?

Why Are We Still Segregating Students?

Prefer to Watch? Click here. Print our top 10 tips for inclusive related service delivery     If IDEA's legal standards were applied with fidelity, no student would be excluded from general education on a long-term basis. Our current understanding of human...

From the Therapy Room to the Classroom

From the Therapy Room to the Classroom

Prefer to Watch? Click here. Print our top 10 tips for inclusive related service delivery Here are three tips for inclusive related service providers who want to get out of the therapy room and into the general education setting! We don't need to remove and remediate...

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.