Since the Inclusion Lab began in April 2015, we’ve been fortunate enough to have some of the best minds in inclusive education write guest posts for us. Here’s a look back at 12 of our favorite quotes from these diverse and passionate experts. We’ve made them extra-pretty so they’re ready to pin, tweet, and share—just another small way to help spread the word about the benefits of inclusion.
- First up, Nicole Eredics of the Inclusive Class reminds us that accommodations for varying learning needs and abilities should be viewed no differently than other types of accommodations:
- Brookes authors Margo Izzo & LeDerick Horne illuminate step #1 on the path to disability pride:
- Beth Foraker of the National Catholic Board on Full Inclusion speaks out passionately on why we’re all #BetterTogether:
- Educator and UDL facilitator Joni Degner recalls how her experience with one student touched off her UDL epiphany:
- & 6. Design & Deliver author Loui Lord Nelson emphasizes the uniqueness of every learner—and how UDL gives them the options they need to succeed:
- Brookes author and mediation expert Ondine Gross talks about how to restore the respect in schools:
- Elizabeth Stein, creator of #coteachat on Twitter, stresses the importance of keeping student needs front and center:
- Kristie Pretti-Frontczak & Teresa Brown discuss how to address the word gap for at-risk learners in early childhood programs:
- UDL facilitator Stephanie Craig reminds us how important it is for teachers to give students specific feedback on their work:
- Here’s renowned inclusion expert Cheryl Jorgensen on why meeting the needs of all learners can’t be an afterthought:
- And last but definitely not least, Kathleen McClaskey of Personalize Learning sums up the importance of inclusion in eight powerful words:
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