The Inclusive
Engagement Starter Kit

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Join Dr. Julie Causton and Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak for a 35-minute session to elevate your teaching practice.

In this session, you'll learn 19 new ways to help every student learn better. Move beyond the old raise-your-hand method. Instead, find exciting techniques that get everyone involved and make your classroom lively and inclusive. Discover tools that go beyond traditional teaching and help every student succeed.

With the video, you can download the PowerPoint slides from the presentation. These slides show the techniques and strategies discussed, helping you use them in your classroom.

Download “Elevating Beyond the Raise and Respond: 19 Great Alternatives,” a must-have for the video session. This guide includes detailed descriptions of 19 new ways to engage students. Each strategy helps increase student participation and creates a more inclusive, dynamic classroom.


Hooks & Closures (click to download)

Transform your classroom with our Lesson Hooks & Closures Download! This fun and engaging resource is full of creative ideas to grab your students' attention from the start and keep them excited. Find quick, under-5-minute hooks to spark curiosity and enthusiasm. Then, learn fun closure techniques to reinforce key ideas and make learning stick. Perfect for teachers who want to boost engagement and inclusivity, this guide ensures every lesson starts and ends on a high note. Make your classroom the place every student wants to be!

Lesson Design Checklist (click to download)

Transform your teaching with The Inclusive Lesson Design Checklist! This guide is full of great questions to help you create engaging lessons for every student. Whether you work alone, with a co-teacher, or with paraprofessionals, this checklist helps you share tasks and roles, making your classroom inclusive. Perfect for teachers who want to improve inclusivity and teamwork, this resource helps you design lessons that meet diverse learning needs and make every student feel valued. Get ready to take your lesson planning to the next level!

Video: How to Design a Socratic Seminar (click to watch)

In the video How to Design a Socratic Seminar,” you will learn how to create and run an effective Socratic seminar in your classroom. This video gives a simple, step-by-step guide to designing discussions that encourage deep thinking and active participation. You'll discover the key parts of a successful Socratic seminar, like making good questions, managing dialogue, and creating an inclusive space where every student feels comfortable sharing their ideas. Boost your teaching skills with practical tips and techniques to make your classroom discussions more engaging and thoughtful.

Your Co-teachers

Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak


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


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.

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