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Carolyn Coil, education expert and author, and Frances Stetson, CEO of the Inclusive Schools Network, join the roundtable on The Inclusive Class Podcast this week. Together with Terri and Nicole, our roundtable guests will describe the elements of an inclusive classroom. We will talk about scheduling, supports, curriculum, accomodations, IEPs and more. This is one podcast you don't want to miss!
Personal experience with his own disability cerebral palsy (CP) drives freelance scribe and author Zachary Fenell to utilize writing and social media for promoting disability awareness.
By working for clients such as The Mobility Resource, Handicap This!, and Think Inclusive Zachary’s obtained insights on inclusion from intervention specialists, general education teachers, parents, and more. Additionally Zachary offers his own insights from back when he was a student in his memoir Off Balanced (available on the Kindle and Nook) which explores how his CP affected him socially throughout adolescence.
With his finger on the pulse of recent views and perceptions of inclusive education, Zachary will tell us what people are thinking about inclusive education and why.
For more information, go to www.theinclusiveclass.com.
For the first episode of Illinois TASH: Inclusion for All, we are talking with Dr. William Blackwell, Assistant Professor at Lewis University’s College of Education about inclusive education in Illinois, his upcoming presentation at the National TASH Conference entitled “Teaching Inclusion with Literature: When Teachers and Their Students Linger in Text” and his relationship with Illinois TASH.
William Blackwell has published articles and presented on topics that focus on the impact of federal education policies on children with disabilities and their families, charter school services for children with disabilities and special education advocacy and conflict resolution.
Learn more about Dr. Blackwell's research in the articles below:
Blackwell, W., & Rossetti, Z. (2014). The development of individualized education programs: Where have we been and where should we go now? SAGE Open, 4(2), 1-15. doi: 10.1177/2158244014530411.
Blackwell, W. (2013). An era of charter school expansion: An examination of special education in Massachusetts’ charter schools. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 24(2), 75-87. DOI: 10.1177/1044207312455061.
What are adaptations for student learning and why do we need them? How do we know if they are effective? Our guest this week, Jennifer Kurth, will answer those questions and more about adapting learning for students in the inclusive classroom.
Jennifer Kurth is a faculty member at the University of Kansas in the area of Low-Incidence (severe) disabilities. Prior to being an Assistant Professor at Northern Arizona University in 2008, Jennifer was a special education teacher, inclusion facilitator, and paraeducator in northern California. These experiences inform her research in special education and inclusive practices.
For more information about this episode, go to www.theinclusiveclass.com.
Kimberly Wiefling, Founder and President, Wiefling Consulting, Inc. and Author of Scrappy Project Management recently spoke and presented 2 workshops at The Product Summit in San Francisco. She helps organizations achieve what SEEMS impossible, but is merely difficult. How? By turning managers into leaders and groups into teams. A physicist by education, she realized long ago the limits of technology devoid of human skills – the so-called “touchy feely” aspects of working in teams so vital to success, and so frequently overlooked.
Kimberly says, "In spite of great advances in tools and business processes, many product development teams continue to fail for entirely predictable and avoidable reasons! I'm thrilled to be invited to share my insights and experience with effective product development teams with the Global Product Management Community!"
I interview Jackie Barretta, author of the new book from AMACOM, "Primal Teams: Harnessing the Power of Emotions to Fuel Extraordinary Performance."
I ask Jackie:
What has changed in recent years that make team members’ emotions so critical to business success today?
How does your work differ from emotional intelligence, which is quite a familiar concept these days?
You write that negative emotions can be productive to a team or business. This seems counter-intuitive. Can you explain this and give an example?
Jackie Barretta specializes in defining the super-energy of elite teams and helping organizations create it in their own teams. She is also a Practice Director at Virtual Information Executives, where she provides technology consulting to higher education institutions.
Jackie has had several articles published in Information Week and CIO magazine. Her work with primal emotions in teams has won her widespread recognition and dozens of prestigious awards, including ComputerWorld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders, Information Week’s Innovator of the Year, and CIO Magazine’s Enterprise Value Award. She has served on the advisory boards of Hewlett Packard, Teradata, and the CIO Executive Council.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a master’s degree in organizational communication from Marylhurst University.
(Read more about Jackie here.)
Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. TDOR was started by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. The vigil commemorated all the transgender people lost to violence that year and began an important memorial that has become the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. This year over 200 names will be read at TDOR services across the country. Joining CAN WE TALK FRO REAL co-hosts Ina, Michelle and Terry Boi will be Transgender activists Monica Roberts (The Trans Grio) and Michelle Fox-Phillips (Gender Identity Network Alliance).They will talk about commemorative ceremonies and the continued fight for a fully inclusive ENDA (Employment Non Discrimination Act) nationally and the fight at the state level in Michigan for its transgender community.
So join us Wednesday night, November 19, 2014 as we honor our Transgender Community on CAN WE TALK FOR REAL.
Show starts at 10:30est/9:30cst. Call 347-215-8985 and Press 1 to speak.
What is Universal Design for Learning and how can it be used to support learners in the inclusive classroom?
On this episode of The Inclusive Class Podcast we have guest, Dr. Loui Lord Nelson, join us to discuss the importance of UDL and how it can be used successfully to help all learners access the curriculum.
Loui Lord Nelson has extensive experience through practice and research with UDL. She is an Educational consultant specializing in Universal Design for Learning (UDL), CAST cadre member, and currently works at the University of Kansas - SWIFT Project as a UDL Specialist. In addition, she has recently authored a book published by Brookes Publishing called, Design and Deliver.
For more information about this show, go to www.theinclusiveclass.com.
Tonight join Nick and Rob for another In the Slot Radio as they'll discuss all of the shocking teams around the NHL both good and bad, you don't want to miss this.
SlaveMasters, The IRS, Congress and why we must be ready for their SWAT Teams.
Who holds the power right now to ruin your life,Break down your front door and steal everything you worked for and get away with it and YOU the TAXPAYER are FORCED to support it? The IRS and their friends in Congress.
Taxes are not donations and YOU are FORCED ATTHE POINT OF A JAIL CELL to pay them and have them STOLEN from you at their will as they hide behind their private security. THIS IS THE REASON WHY YOU AND YOUR FAMILY MUST BE READY FOR THEM BREAKING DOWN YOUR DOOR. It's Comming !
The question is DO YOU KNOW HOW TO STOP THEM DEAD?
Compassionated Capitalist Radio Show: Think & Grow Rich series. We will focus on the need for Specialized Knowledge to achieve your goals and make your vision a reality. An entrepreneur may be inspired and have a vision of the future - success from delivering to the marketplace something that is needed. One of the steps outlined by Napoleon Hill was to gather Specialized Knowledge to accomplish your objective.
Dr. Jeffrey Magee will join host, Karen Rands, as the special guest to discuss the fine art of building teams that work together toward a common goal and becoming the leader that can lead high performance teams. Dr. Magee has been called one of today’s leading “Leadership & Marketing Strategists.” Jeff is the Author of more than 20 books, two college text books, four best sellers, and is the Publisher of PERFORMANCE/P360 Magazine (www.ProfessionalPerformanceMagazine.com), former Co-Host of the national business entrepreneur program on Catalyst Business Radio (http://www.catalystbusinessradio.com/index.php), and Human Capital Developer for more than twenty years. www.JeffreyMagee.com. He will share insights and his experience in guiding companies of all sizes on how to build winning teams and a leadership culture.
To learn more about Karen Rands, visit http://launchfn.com and visit our new virtual environment for investors and companies - http://kugarand.com
Get access to blog articles for all Think & Grow Rich episodes at http://entrepreneurblogspace.com/think-grow-rich
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