Category: Inclusion

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The Role of Social Development in an Inclusive Classroom

Are we fostering healthy self-esteem in children and adolescents today? In the previous post, we talked about the effect inclusive environments have on a child’s academic development. Today, I want to look at the impact that an inclusive classroom has on their social development with their peers and their self-esteem. A study in 1999 by Hughes found that teacher-student relationships can have a significant effect on peer perceptions of other students. Therefore, by having kids...

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The 6 Questions to Ask for an Inclusive Classroom

Are we fostering healthy self-esteem in children and adolescents today? Today, I am writing a post about how an inclusive academic environment helps build self-esteem. Now a couple of notes before we begin. This post is meant to be an overview of the topic of academic inclusion. I literally could spend hours talking about inclusion, but I am just going to highlight some of the critical questions that I feel are important when creating an...