Inclusive Classrooms and Behavior Support
In the West Linn-Wilsonville School District, we believe that all students belong.
The evidence from 30 years of educational research shows that all students do better in inclusive settings - including students with and without disabilities.
We are committed to creating equity and inclusivity throughout our learning communities.
Promoting inclusive and equitable classrooms involves 7 key components:
- Effective Physical Spaces
- Teaching Common Expectations
- Engagement Strategies
- Teaching Social-Emotional Skills
- Relationships with High Expectations
- Routines, Rituals and Recognition
- Restorative Practices
7 Components of Inclusive and Equitable Learning Communities Chart 7 Components Chart (2 pages)
7 Components -- Teacher Self-Reflection - PDF Document
7 Components -- Teacher Self-Reflection (word) - Word Document
Documents generated by teachers during Inclusive Classrooms & Behavior Workshops - 2017-18
Handouts and Readings used during Inclusive Classrooms & Behavior Workshops - 2017-18
Workshop #1 - Effective Physical Spaces and Teaching Common Expectations
Classroom Organization: The Physical Environment - article from Scholastic.com
A Place for Learning: The Physical Environment of Classrooms - article from Edutopia
Workshop #2 - Relationships with High Expectations and Rituals, Routines & Recognition
Warm Demander Article - from Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain by Zaretta Hammond
Warm Demander Chart - from Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain by Zaretta Hammond
Social Stories for Teens - Making Eye Contact and Staying On Topic
Workshop #3 - Restorative Practices and Teaching Social-Emotional Skills
17 Strategies for Responding to Challenging Behavior - from Comprehensive Classroom Management by Vern and Louise Jones
Restorative Practices - full 8 pg packet from Center for Healthy Kids and Schools
Workshop #4 - Trauma Sensitive Classrooms and Strategies for "The Some"
6 Key Human Needs - Chart - use this chart after watching the Parasharp video about 6 Key Human Needs
Focus on Strengths rather than Pity and Low Expectations - from Fostering Resilient Learners by Kristin Souers
Workshop #5 - Strategies for "The Few"
FBA Flow Chart and Action Plan - This document should be completed as part of a team process, not by an individual teacher
Escalation Cycle Worksheet - pre-filled example for discussion during workshop session