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Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak

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INCLUSION THOUGHT LEADER

EDUCATORS’ EDUCATOR

FIERCE PLAY ADVOCATE

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. Julie Causton

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MAGICAL INCLUSION EXPERT

PROLIFIC AUTHOR

KEYNOTE STORYTELLER

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. 

  DON JOHNSTON WEBINAR RESOURCES 

Inclusive Support for Students with Diverse Behavioral Needs

IS’s Definition of Inclusion [pdf]

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

Reactive vs. Ready Brains [pdf]

Human Ways of Being [pdf]

Common Stressor Checklist [pdf]

10 Ways to Reduce Stressors [pdf]

4 S’s for Supporting Students [pdf]

Student Lifelines [pdf]

Planned Ignoring [podcast] [blog]

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]

Additional Resources

  • Early Childhood Stressors [pdf]
  • Attachment Science and the 4 S’s (8:25) [audio]
  • Attachment Science and the 4 S’s long version (53:06) [video]
  • Harnessing the Power of Showing Up [podcast]
  • How to Apply the Four S’s to Autism for Secure Attachments [podcast]
  • Examples of how to reduce stressors when it comes to transitions [blog]
  • More strategies for reducing stressors [pdf]

 

SUPPORT FOR BEHAVIORS THAT ARE CHALLENGING

  • Are You Teaching Coping Mechanisms or Strategies? Why the Difference Matters to Children’s Emotional Well-Being [podcast]
  • Stop Think Act [podcast]
  • Self-Regulation Rubric [blog with tons of links]
  • Tantrums vs. meltdowns [link]
  • Co-regulation [pdf]
  • Cultivating Mindfulness [podcast]
  • Needs vs. Wants [podcast]
  • Getting Children On Board [blog]
  • How to Weather the Storm in Public [video]
  • What to do if they run? [video]

 

Inclusive Support for Students with Diverse Academic Needs

Resources from Webinar

IS’s Definition of Inclusion [pdf]

100 Ways to Adapt Anything [pdf]

Differentiated Instructional Menus [pdf]

Additional Resources

  • 20 Ways to Provide Silent Support [pdf]
  • Curricular Decision-Making [pdf]
  • Hooks & Closures  [pdf]
  • Checklist of Supplemental Supports and Services [pdf]
  • Working Ways Menu & Top 6 Materials  [pdf]
  • Highlighting Student Strengths [pdf]

 

 

 

 

 

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