102 – The Goal of Inclusion, is to Not Need Inclusion (w Dr. Shelley Moore)
As soon as we say the word inclusion, there’s an exclusion. Designing an education system that is grounded in the mindset that all students belong and are capable of high levels of learning is the real goal. Dr. Shelley Moore joins Natalie to talk about what inclusion means to her and how we can make change through collaboration, standards-based approaches, and stories. 💬 Continue the conversation with Natalie on Twitter or Instagram 💬 Continue the conversation with Alex on Twitter or Instagram 💬 Continue the conversation with Shelley on Twitter or Instagram ✊ Join our Facebook group for community, connection and allies. ✨Check out the website for the Empowerment Ecosystem Summit for the schedule, locations, and to register! Show Notes:
- A personal story for Shelley that reveals the transformative power of inclusive education was in grade 8 when she experienced a middle school program that was organized in cohorts, supported by tech and inquiry-based.
- The vision for ideal inclusion is that we don’t need to talk about it anymore; as long as there’s inclusion, there is also exclusion.
- Two ways to reduce stress and workload in inclusive education are through collaboration and thinking standards-based.
- Stories and humour are critical for making change in a complex system like education.
- We don’t need ability groups for all students to receive the support they need to be successful, especially as these groups limit students from grade-level instruction.
- Inclusion requires us to build our capacity to teach strategically, and two powerful strategies are designing learning progressions and fluid, goal-oriented groups.