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The Think Inclusive Podcast features interviews and commentary with thought leaders in inclusive education and community advocacy. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/think-inclusive/support

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The Think Inclusive Podcast features interviews and commentary with thought leaders in inclusive education and community advocacy. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/think-inclusive/support

    Christina Samuels & Jackie Mader | Unprepared Teachers and the Special Educator Shortage

    Christina Samuels & Jackie Mader | Unprepared Teachers and the Special Educator Shortage

    Today on the podcast, I interview Christina Samuels of Education Week.  We discuss Ed Week's Special Report called Special Education: Practice and Pitfalls. It takes a look at the shortage of special education teachers, how co-teaching strategies enhance the effectiveness of education for all students, and how to encourage parents and students to advocate for their needs.

    In 2017, the Hechinger Report published a story about how some educators feel unprepared to teach in classrooms where students with and without disabilities learn together. I wanted to know more about this story, so I invited Jackie Mader, the journalist who wrote the article to talk to me about why this issue was so important to her.


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    • 30 min
    Mike McHargue & Erin Green | Same-Sex Relationships, Autism, & Inclusion

    Mike McHargue & Erin Green | Same-Sex Relationships, Autism, & Inclusion

    Today on the podcast, my interview with Mike McHargue, speaker and author of Finding God in the Waves, host of the Ask Science Mike podcast and contributor to the Liturgists Podcast. We talk about his recent diagnosis of autism and his thoughts about how disability, sexual identity, and faith intersect.

    Also, Erin Green (Co-Director of Brave Commons) shares with us what she thinks the biggest barrier to inclusion is for LGBTQ students at Christian universities.


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    • 27 min
    Julie Causton | Inclusive Schooling

    Julie Causton | Inclusive Schooling

    Today on the podcast, our guest is Dr. Julie Causton, creator Inclusive Schooling, an engaging community for educators, administrators, and parents who seek to create more inclusive schools.  We discuss six strategies for families who desire for their children to be educated in an inclusive classroom. 

    Follow Julie and Inclusive Schooling on Facebook and Twitter!


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    • 29 min
    Erin Studer | CHIME Institute

    Erin Studer | CHIME Institute

    Today on the podcast, our guest is Dr. Erin Studer, principal of CHIME charter school. We discuss how CHIME has made full inclusion work since the 90s and how they can serve as a model for what is possible for schools in the United States and beyond.

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    • 25 min
    Lou Brown | Progress

    Lou Brown | Progress

    Today on the podcast, our first guest of the new season is Lou Brown, co-founder of TASH (an organization that advocates for human rights and inclusion for people with significant disabilities and support needs) and Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin. We discuss what supports for students with significant disabilities looked like before 1975 and the progress that we have made since then.


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    • 23 min
    Season 7 Podcast Trailer

    Season 7 Podcast Trailer

    On this, our 7th season of the Think Inclusive Podcast, we will explore why, despite three decades of research that inclusive education produces better outcomes for people with and without disabilities, and a rich history of case law that interprets inclusion as a right, not a privilege for a select few, the promise of inclusion continues to be a struggle for students and their families.

    We will hear from school administrators, researchers, editors, and many more voices from disabled advocates, educators, parents and other stakeholders who desire to see a more inclusive world.

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Customer Reviews

msecuador ,

Just what we need! Thank you!

I jsut listened to Les Brown's episode --the first of season 7. It was so good I started taking notes. The sad thing is what he astutely knew was wrong in the 1960s is still often what is practiced. Not only that--but as a parent of a child with Down sydnrome, who is fully included in high school, I see regression behind me. I see great sacrifices necessary on the parent side for inclusion to even be possible. And I see parents actually advocating for seprate schools and biuilding seprate living options. We need to stop the regression--and move forward again. Together! Thanks for all you do!

Mommo's Mommy ,

Just found you!

Looking forward to the new season! We’re fighting for inclusion here in Southern California!

Bhaight ,

Great Find for Educators!

I happened upon the blog by the same name a few months ago and just recently found out that there is this podcast too. I have listened to all of the back episodes and am really enjoying the conversations with thought leaders in the special education realm. Keep 'em coming!

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