Imagine you are a 5th grade teacher in a full inclusion
model classroom with 28 students. The class is being co-taught by you and a
special education teacher. Three students are ELL, five have an IEP for various
mild/ moderate disabilities including two students who have been identified as
having an emotional/behavioral disability.
Madison B. is one of your non ELL, non-disabled students. Madison’s mom, Mrs. B
is a concerned parent and indicates that Maddy comes home complaining about
boredom; there are too many other kids in the class and Maddy has to wait a
long time to get help.
Explain in a detailed one- to two-paragraph response how will you address Mrs.
B’s concerns and help her feel that you and your classroom is a good fit for
Maddy? Consider how you will handle this concern to make the class support
Maddy’s needs. What will you tell the mom and what will you do differently in
the classroom for Maddy? How will you continue to support the needs of the
other students at the same time?
Be mindful that most principals expect the teacher(s) to differentiate the
instruction in order for all students to benefit from the instruction.
In a separate paragraph, explain your view of full inclusion in this kind of a
Construct a two-to-four page reflection, not including title and reference
pages, following proper APA 6th edition formatting requirements that describes
your vision for inclusion practices of diverse populations such as in this
example. In an unbiased perspective, explain how you would handle this
situation in your current or future classroom. Use citations from reliable web
pages, journals, and scholarly articles to help you formulate a solid response.
Be sure to use at least two references to support your decision.
Use citations from reliable web pages, journals, and
scholarly articles to help you formulate a solid response. Be sure to use
at least two references to support your decision.
Writing will contain no errors in grammar, spelling, or
Paragraphs will include clear topic sentence and
transition sentences making the writing flow.
Submit the assignment for evaluation not later than the
final due date listed on your course schedule.