DO-IT: Promoting Inclusion and Success for People with Disabilit

The DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center is dedicated to empowering people with disabilities through technology and education. It promotes awareness and accessibility—in both the classroom and the workplace—to maximize the potential of individuals with disabilities and make our communities more vibrant, diverse, and inclusive. "Some kids with disabilities have expectations that are lower … Continue reading DO-IT: Promoting Inclusion and Success for People with Disabilit

Blog: Every New Beginning Is a Chance to Get the Support You Need | friendsofquinn

 By Quinn Bradlee, Filmmaker and Author About Quinn Quinn Bradlee has dedicated the last 4 years of his life to helping others with learning disabilities and velo-cardio-facial syndrome (VCFS). Quinn suffered from a battery of illnesses —seizures, migraines, fevers—from an early age, and was diagnosed with Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome (VCFS), a little-understood disorder that affects 1 in 2000 … Continue reading Blog: Every New Beginning Is a Chance to Get the Support You Need | friendsofquinn

Critical Multiculturalism: Theory and Practice (Book Review)

Excerpt from review: Popular support for multicultural education has withered, undermined by test-driven educational policies, homogenizing academic standards, and eroding commitments to affirmative action and bilingual education. “For many, ethnic, linguistic, and cultural diversity are no longer something to be celebrated, but rather feared” (p 1). Book: Critical Multiculturalism: Theory and Praxis by Stephen May and Christine E. … Continue reading Critical Multiculturalism: Theory and Practice (Book Review)

A Bullet for the Teacher

Summary: Commentary explores the disconnect between recent educational reforms and Americans’ beliefs about teachers and teaching. Excerpt from article: Rather than reward intelligence, innovation, or compassion, American educational policies tend to valorize compliance and the attainment of ever-higher test scores.  Politicians in states across the country are rushing to ratify laws that tie teacher pay … Continue reading A Bullet for the Teacher

Inclusive Educators and Advocates Unite Here!

Below is one of my favorite resources for inclusive education.  Please pass this information on to your followers, students, friends and others if you agree with me!  The Inclusive Schools Network (ISN) is a web-based educational resource for families, schools and communities that promotes inclusive educational practices. This resource has grown out of Inclusive Schools Week™, … Continue reading Inclusive Educators and Advocates Unite Here!