Moving Beyond Disability Labels in the Classroom


Do you have 15 minutes? Join us as we rethink how we treat, teach and talk about students with disabilities.

In this episode of ASCD Learn Teach Lead radio, Moving Beyond Disability Labels in the Classroom, Mike Janatovich, assistant principal of Harmon Middle School in Aurora, Ohio, and ASCD Emerging Leader, interviews Toby Karten, author of Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs: How to Move Beyond Disability Labels in the Classroom. Karten explains the benefits of inclusion, which is a way of life and not a program. If we start in the classroom, that will be reflected as the students ultimately begin lives as adults. Even teachers without a special education background can collaborate with their individual strengths to meet all the needs of their students.