Teacher Tips for Successful Classroom Inclusion – episode 4/4 (Spedcast #5)

Screen Shot 2013-01-16 at 5.49.26 PM“Learning happens when someone wants to learn, not when someone wants to teach.” – Roger Shank


Inclusion is such a powerful support system when implemented strategically and purposefully.  The final  inclusion level to examine is Level 4.  This is really a class within a class model.

Here are a few tips:

  • IEP
  • Student objectives are related to general content but are not on the same instructional level.
  • Curriculum is determined by the Special Ed. teacher
  • Intent is to support social skills and model grade appropriate skill with age appropriate peers
  • Paraprofessional support is directly related to the student. The goal is still to fade support toward more independence
  • Para professional collects data and communicates frequently with the special ed teacher
  • Grading scale is related to  the student’s objectives
  • Student qualifies to take the KAMM or alternate assessment
  • Para professional ensures that all accommodations are carried out
  • Primary focus is the tailored curriculum


  • Graphic organizers
  • Students track own data

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