Thursday, July 02, 2015

The Water in Which We Swim - Guest blog post on Think Inclusive

As those of us in higher education prepare new teachers, we focus some of that preparation on the cultivation of positive attitudes and beliefs about working with students in inclusive classrooms. Although the environment in which our students experience including students with disabilities is meaningful and robust, it is just one setting from which our new teachers learn. They do well and believe in the ability of all children, but sometimes when they leave the calm waters of their university and enter the unpredictable waters of the ocean of their internships or first jobs, their perspectives shift – and not for the better of our students. It seems we become like the water in which we swim. - See more at: