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You can listen to this podcast episode on iTunes or Spotify. This week on the podcast, Sarah Buffie helps me better understand difficult behaviour.   Our conversation covers trauma, what happens in our bodies when we are triggered by someone else’s behaviour and what we can do about it.   It is a fascinating conversation and one …

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  You can listen to this podcast episode on iTunes or Spotify. Han Shan, that great and crazy, wonder-filled Chinese poet of a thousand years ago, said: We’re just like bugs in a bowl. All day going around never leaving their bowl. I say, That’s right! Every day climbing up the steep sides, sliding back. …

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  You can listen to this podcast episode on iTunes or Spotify. For students, the most important part about going to school is being a part of the social environment. To feel like a “part of the group”. To feel like their thoughts, opinions, and contributions matter. To feel like they matter. Inclusion is crucial …

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  You can listen to this podcast episode on iTunes or Spotify. Goals. Dreams. Aspirations. Everyone has them; it’s what makes us human. The system places an expectation on students to strive towards their goals, handing them the tools and support they need to work towards them. There is a wide selection of programs and …

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You can listen to this podcast episode on iTunes or Spotify. If we want to live in a world that truly acknowledges the value of all people as contributors and members of their community, we need to understand the way community functions as part of the world. Grassroots movements that lift up marginalized members of …

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You can listen to this podcast episode on iTunes or Spotify. Special education should not be synonymous with separate education. That’s the position of the MCIE’s Tim Villegas. Tim joined me for this week’s podcast to talk about the MCIE’s mission and their approach to inclusive education advocacy and curriculum support.  The MCIE (which stands …

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You can listen to this podcast episode on iTunes or Spotify. I’d love to live in a world where constant advocacy on behalf of my child with a disability is no longer necessary—where the education system is built with the needs of all kids in mind.  And while there has been some progress on that …

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