Inclusion shouldn’t begin and end at the classroom door. Educator Nicole Eredics, writer of The Inclusive Classroom, makes some great suggestions about creating a fully accessible school community.
For instance, extracurricular activities, such as science fairs, outdoor activity days or school plays, may exclude students with disabilities. Yet these activities often rank among the most memorable in children’s school experiences.
Learning opportunities, such as field trips or assemblies, should also be fully inclusive. Simple modifications make these experiences accessible to every student. Even “down times,” like spending lunch or recess among peers, are hugely important to creating a fully inclusive environment.
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