Lead your team to inclusion success—with quantifiable results! Use Karten's hands-on guide to establishing coaching baselines, introducing research-based inclusion strategies, and promoting inclusion schoolwide.

Beginning Steps of an Inclusion Coaching Program

Beginning Steps of an Inclusion Coaching Program

Beginning steps of an inclusion coaching program

Before any inclusion coaching program (ICP) begins, data must be reviewed, with goals and objectives delineated. It is similar to an individualized education program (IEP), but in this case, the acronym ICP denotes an inclusion coaching program. As discussed in Part I, administrators take stock of their staff of teachers and population of students. Past practices and future goals are reviewed by coaches, administrators, and staff to establish inclusion plans. Teacher input is given via written surveys, professional development sessions, grade-level meetings, small-group conversations, and one-to-one collaborations.

Inclusion coaching offers ongoing support. The coaching begins with input at a whole-staff meeting or perhaps at grade-level team meetings. This involves all educators and ...

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