33 min

Getting Your Voice Heard with Leah Moore Inclusive Education Project (IEP) Podcast

    • Education

Our guest for this episode is Leah Moore, a high school English teacher and a 2009 recipient of the prestigious, “Teacher of the Year” award, which is presented to ten New York City Teachers annually.
She also teaches adaptive theater to mostly non-verbal students, which gave her an opportunity to learn a whole new way to approach a curriculum that she knows and loves. Leah is passionate about storytelling and getting your voice heard, whether that voice is in a traditional, general education classroom, a non-traditional theater. or a non-traditional, special-education theater class.
We can’t wait to share this interview with you!
Show Highlights:
Leah reveals how her daughter’s diagnosis of Cri Du Chat has shaped her own understanding of what education, access, and inclusion looks like for her.
Leah also has twin sons, one of which has special needs.
Advocacy and connecting to other parents have become very important to Leah.
#explodethenarrative - Leah shares her thoughts on this hashtag and what inspired her to start writing her memoir.
The secrets to a joyful and successful adaptive theater classroom.
A very important lesson that Leah has learned in her adaptive theater classroom that is great outside the classroom, as well, is to just let things take the time they take.
Parents need to give themselves permission to make a mess of things and to leave the shame and the guilt behind.
How being in a classroom with special needs kids has changed Leah’s perspective as a parent of special needs children.

Connect with Leah!
Visit Leah’s website, like her on https://www.facebook.com/lovingyoubig/ (Facebook), and follow her on Twitter and Instagram!
Links/Resources:
Thank you for listening!
Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to the show to receive every new episode delivered straight to your podcast player every Tuesday.
If you enjoyed this episode and believe in our message, then please help us get the word out about this podcast. Rate and Review this show in Apple Podcasts, https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/inclusive-education-project-podcast/inclusive-education-project (Stitcher Radio), or Google Play. It helps other listeners find this show.
Be sure to connect with us and reach out with any questions/concerns:
https://www.facebook.com/IEPcalifornia/ (Facebook)
https://www.instagram.com/iepcalifornia/ (Instagram)
https://twitter.com/iepcalifornia (Twitter)
http://www.inclusiveeducationproject.org/ (IEP website)
This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not to be construed as legal advice specific to your circumstances. If you need help with any legal matters, be sure to consult with an attorney regarding your specific needs.

Our guest for this episode is Leah Moore, a high school English teacher and a 2009 recipient of the prestigious, “Teacher of the Year” award, which is presented to ten New York City Teachers annually.
She also teaches adaptive theater to mostly non-verbal students, which gave her an opportunity to learn a whole new way to approach a curriculum that she knows and loves. Leah is passionate about storytelling and getting your voice heard, whether that voice is in a traditional, general education classroom, a non-traditional theater. or a non-traditional, special-education theater class.
We can’t wait to share this interview with you!
Show Highlights:
Leah reveals how her daughter’s diagnosis of Cri Du Chat has shaped her own understanding of what education, access, and inclusion looks like for her.
Leah also has twin sons, one of which has special needs.
Advocacy and connecting to other parents have become very important to Leah.
#explodethenarrative - Leah shares her thoughts on this hashtag and what inspired her to start writing her memoir.
The secrets to a joyful and successful adaptive theater classroom.
A very important lesson that Leah has learned in her adaptive theater classroom that is great outside the classroom, as well, is to just let things take the time they take.
Parents need to give themselves permission to make a mess of things and to leave the shame and the guilt behind.
How being in a classroom with special needs kids has changed Leah’s perspective as a parent of special needs children.

Connect with Leah!
Visit Leah’s website, like her on https://www.facebook.com/lovingyoubig/ (Facebook), and follow her on Twitter and Instagram!
Links/Resources:
Thank you for listening!
Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to the show to receive every new episode delivered straight to your podcast player every Tuesday.
If you enjoyed this episode and believe in our message, then please help us get the word out about this podcast. Rate and Review this show in Apple Podcasts, https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/inclusive-education-project-podcast/inclusive-education-project (Stitcher Radio), or Google Play. It helps other listeners find this show.
Be sure to connect with us and reach out with any questions/concerns:
https://www.facebook.com/IEPcalifornia/ (Facebook)
https://www.instagram.com/iepcalifornia/ (Instagram)
https://twitter.com/iepcalifornia (Twitter)
http://www.inclusiveeducationproject.org/ (IEP website)
This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not to be construed as legal advice specific to your circumstances. If you need help with any legal matters, be sure to consult with an attorney regarding your specific needs.

33 min

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