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Our blog is dedicated to exploring the latest trends and issues in inclusive education, offering insights and tips for educators, parents, and students who are passionate about creating inclusive learning environments.

Through a combination of personal stories, expert interviews, and evidence-based research, our blog aims to promote understanding and support for inclusive education practices.

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Fire Prevention vs. Firefighting in Education Today

By The ISN Team | April 5, 2022

Research continues to affirm that when schools, families, and the community work together to support learning, children tend to succeed not just in school but also throughout life. Today many…

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What We Are Reading And Why It’s So Important Right Now!

By Tim LaCourt, M.Ed. | November 23, 2021

This book is a relevant revision of a 2011 publication. The need for this book—now more than ever–is clearly stated on page 5 by the authors: “As schools and classrooms…

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What We Are Reading: Teach Like a Champion

By Tim LaCourt, M.Ed. | April 29, 2016

Teach Like A Champion by Doug Lemov2010, John Wiley & Sons In the foreword to Teach Like A Champion, Norman Atkins describes the author’s mission as, “The fight for educational…

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Teach Like It’s Friday Night

By The ISN Team | September 10, 2015

What if your students had to perform every Friday night in a stadium of cheering fans?  If you observe them preparing for that performance during the week, you will notice two…

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Our Global Partners: An Experience in Shared Leadership

By The ISN Team | September 10, 2015

This post was written by Mary V. Kealy, EdD, President, CASE Very often we think we are steeped in the complexities of implementing the IDEA . Hit the pause button, …

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Teacher Talk: Building Natural Peer Supports

By The ISN Team | August 15, 2015

This post was written by Nicole Gallagher, M.Ed., Conroe Independent School District The song that comes to mind when I think of peer tutoring is “With a Little Help from…

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Including Students with Disabilities: A Missing Link

By Tim LaCourt, M.Ed. | August 9, 2015

In my career as a special education teacher, curriculum supervisor, and then principal, Inclusion was a priority focus; however, there always seemed to be a missing link in the process…

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Parent Perspective: You’ve Got a Friend

By Cathy Giardina | July 10, 2015

What is the most underutilized resource in schools today? PEERS! Peer assistance in schools has been a valid teaching strategy for as long as schools have existed.  Peer programs allow…

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The Partnership Between Parents and Educators

By Frances Stetson, Ph.D. | April 27, 2015

I recognize that the phrase ‘parent involvement’ is certainly inadequate when you truly think about the importance of the relationship between the family and the educators.  First, the phrase signifies…

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Systems-Level Inclusive Practices: Challenges and Solutions

By The ISN Team | October 24, 2012

Over the past year, the Inclusive Schools Network has selected a range of topics to serve as a spotlight for each month’s newsletter.  These topics have typically reflected school or…

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Leadership for Inclusive Schools: A Parent’s Perspective

By Cathy Giardina | June 18, 2012

“Leadership is not power over others—it is power in relationship with others.” This is one of my favorite sayings about effective leaders and one that states very simply the essential…

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Parent Voices and Perspectives

By The ISN Team | January 13, 2012

This post was written by Toni Riester-Wood, Ph.D. “Public Sentiment is everything.  With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it, nothing can succeed.”   Abraham Lincoln Every single student in…

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