Intro to Secondary Inclusion (04:26)
Dr. Lisa Dieker has seven strategies for secondary school inclusion. She encourages teachers to consider their roles in this process.
Strategy #1: Creating a School Wide Culture (05:38)
Celebrating differences in a way that is appropriate for secondary students creates culture. Students with disabilities must be acknowledged for what they add.
Strategy #1: Inclusion Practices (04:26)
Students should feel safe to take risks in order to grow as learners. Consistent expectations, interdisciplinary collaboration, and social skill instructions promote culture.
Strategy #2: Celebrating the Success of All Students (04:32)
In strong inclusive secondary schools, there are equal opportunities for students to get and give assistance. Experts discuss laughter and cross-age tutoring.
Strategy #2: Interdependent Learning (04:32)
Literature circles allow students with disabilities to help others and receive help. Service learning allows students to give back to the community.
Strategy #3: Developing Interdisciplinary Collaboration (03:23)
In strong secondary schools, teachers work across disciplines to ensure the success of all students.
Strategy #3: Universal Design for Learning (04:50)
Strong inclusive secondary schools follow the principles of UDL. Teachers have time to discuss curriculum and the individual needs of students with disabilities.
Strategy #4: Implementing Effective Co-Teaching (02:29)
In strong secondary inclusive schools, the joint teacher relationship meets students' needs and models strong collaboration.
Strategy #4: Collaborative Climate (04:55)
Co-teachers in a strong secondary inclusive school are expected to co-plan, co-instruct, and co-assess. Special and education teachers work with all students in this environment.
Strategy #5: Establishing Active Learning Environments (04:15)
In secondary inclusive schools, students are engaged in meaningful activities in all subjects; this helps keep students from becoming bored and acting out.
Strategy #5: Be Creative and Accommodating (05:16)
Students in a dramatic arts class show proficiency through activities that do not involve pencil and paper. Students with disabilities benefit from social skills and technology.
Strategy #6 Implementing Successful Evidence-Based Instruction (03:19)
Evidence based practices are the core of strong inclusive secondary schools. Research on brain based learning focuses on learning differences.
Strategy #7: Improving Grading & Student Assessments (03:13)
Assessment and testing are tough areas to balance. Strong inclusive schools use student accommodations daily.
Strategy #7: Fairness is Not Sameness (03:07)
A teacher creates a climate of laughter, safety, and comfort for by using the Heimlich maneuver.
Strategy #7: Self-Advocates (03:50)
Student led conferences offer students a greater role in showing learning progress. Parents are more likely to attend conferences when meeting with their child.
The purpose of teachers is to serve all students. Schools should not look for fault in the child but in the teaching of the child.
Credits: 7 Effective Strategies for Secondary Inclusion (00:41)
Credits: 7 Effective Strategies for Secondary Inclusion
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