Thursday, Sep 20 8:00 pm EDT

Creating an environment that encourages inclusion students to feel welcome and confident in a general education classroom.

With Jemelleh Coes


Jemelleh Coes has been in education for 8 years. She specializes in middle grades Language Arts and Reading with a focus in Special Education. In 2014, Jemelleh served as Georgia’s Teacher of the Year. She currently assists with the preparation of... Full Bio

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On September 20th and 27th, I’ll be sharing how I create an inclusive classroom environment for students with disabilities. I feel strongly that teachers should include students with disabilities in the general education classroom. An inclusive classroom environment is critical for building confidence, self-esteem, and a permanent sense of normalcy for students with disabilities. My students get the same attention as other students, don’t feel secluded, and don’t feel uncomfortable when answering questions.

I’ve found there are some essential things every teacher can do to make sure that she creates that inclusive environment. You can ensure that you understand the range and complexity of disability types; understand the unique needs of each student; apply the human elements that students need to feel safe and included; and implement simple routines that help foster a lasting sense of belonging.

On September 20th, I’ll share the strategies I’ve found to be most impactful in a free, one-hour workshop that gives you the information you need to begin to think about how to make your own classroom environment more inclusive. You’ll have a chance to reflect about what I’ve presented and to begin to personalize the resources and practices for your own classroom. Then, our group will meet again on September 27th to share ideas and to help fine-tune everyone’s approach to this new strategy.

Register for this TeachingPartners Live Workshop now, and TeachingPartners will immediately send you an appointment you can drop right in your online calendar. You’ll also get a reminder closer to September 20th to make sure you’re ready.


As part of this Workshop:

Explore Videos of Practice

Learn directly from Jemelleh by first viewing videos of that share his ideas and practice. Then get ready to take part in live online workshops and learn first-hand how to personalize this strategy for your classroom.

Get Support from a Working Group

Learn together with other teachers. Be part of an ongoing working group of engaged colleagues committed to inspiring their own students’ love of reading through engaging read-alouds. Make connections and share what you know.

Attend Live Video Workshops

Get the guidance you need. Take part in two live workshops Michael will host exclusively for working group members. Learn first-hand all you need to begin sharing this strategy with your students.