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Tips for PractitionersAll of us are looking for the best way to serve students in the inclusive classroom, so here are a couple of the most experienced collaborating teachers sharing their top tips.

Kim Mulberger and Doris Lawson work at Bailes Elementary in Orlando, Florida. The school was built as a model for inclusive practices, and their class includes students ranging from gifted to students with severe disabilities, including autism, intellectual disabilities, and physical disabilities. Sixty percent of the students in their classrooms (combined 2-3 grade classes) are students with disabilities.

Click the links below to hear tips for each of the topics described. Even though they are elementary teachers, consider especially the tips for differentiating literacy and supporting self-regulated behavior. You may get ideas you can apply at your own grade level!
10 Video Tips from Doris & Kim
Sarah Hall is an ESE teacher at Palm Beach Public in Palm Beach County.  She serves students in grades K-5 in an inclusive model. Her students have a range of special needs including visual impairments, intellectual deficiencies, learning disabilities, physical impairments, and language impairments.  Sarah works closely with Jen Petti, a 3rd grade general education teacher at Palm Beach Public.  She is a first-year classroom teacher, but has taught reading resource for ten years.  Approximately 1/3 of the students in her class have a disability.  Therefore, the two teachers spend a significant portion of each day co-teaching.  Click the links below to hear tips for each of the topics described.

10 Video Tips from Sarah & Jen