by Julie Causton and Chelsea P. Tracy-Bronson (2015)
Inclusive schools allow all students the opportunity to work and learn together and from one another, but what does an inclusive school truly look like? In The Educator’s Handbook for Inclusive School Practices, the authors share information and practical strategies to help empower educators to create inclusive school environments. With a focus on the lens that all students are capable and can contribute in positive ways to the classroom and school community, readers will learn about how to work together to promote inclusion inside and outside the classroom.
Causton and Tracy-Bronson share authentic tools including checklists and sample IEP’s and include their own teaching experiences to inspire teachers to think differently about inclusion. In order for a school to achieve full inclusion, there must be a shift in the mindset as well as an understanding of why and how inclusion works. A variety of topics including the importance of positive behaviour support systems in schools, how to effectively collaborate with other educators, the importance of self-care, and how to modify and accommodate effectively is addressed in this publication. Teachers, principals, parents, and other school staff will gain great insights from this book that will help all students to have positive and successful school experiences.