Philosophy of Inclusion
"Segregation has a tendency to retard the educational and mental development of [the separated] children and to deprive them of some benefits they would receive in an integrated school system.”
Is not a room..
Is not watered down teaching..
IS specially designed instruction to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities!
Through Inclusion, students with disabilities:
- are included
- are valued members of the community
- are accepted by others
- participate actively in the academic and social community
- are given supports that offer them the opportunity to succeed
Before EDU 404..
- I was unaware of what inclusion meant!
- I was blind to the effect inclusion has on the classroom
- I did not realize the importance of inclusion
- I did not notice how inclusion has effected me throughout my education
- I did not know the effect I had in the classroom toward my peers!
Before this class I underestimated the importance of inclusion and the ability students with disabilities have. I was unaware of all the different types of disabilities and the support these students need in and out of the classroom.
What did I learn?
After EDU 404..
- I have seen and learned what it means to use inclusion!
- I can make a difference in the classroom with inclusion
- I can make a difference in society with inclusion
- I can inform others about how they should use inclusion
- I can be an example of what it means to include EVERYONE
My eyes have been opened to so many new ideas and concepts from this class. I have learned about so many disabilities, and a multitude of ways to support and include these students in the classroom. I have gained a new respect for every student who struggles with any form of disability. I plan to apply and share my knowledge from this class in my future classroom!
How will I utilize Inclusion?
- Create a friendly, welcoming environment so that ALL students feel comfortable in the classroom and can learn at the best of their abilities.
- Use group discussions and projects so that students can get to know their peers!
- Be aware of students who do not understand inclusion, and inform them of its importance and effects.
- Continue to learn and create new ways to spread the knowledge of inclusion and make sure all classrooms are using this.