Inclusive learning offers all students a sense of belonging, the freedom to risk, the human dignity of making mistakes without censure. For several years, I've been interested in how diverse peoples come to engage language, texts, various media and each other in various in school and community contexts. I've been so honored to share this set of interests with the amazing preservice teachers enrolled in the nation's top-ranked teacher education and certification programs at Michigan State University. Together we've run workshops for middle school students visiting campus, week-long film camps for regional American Indian high school students, and have helped to teach and mentor first year writers together with talented first year writing instructors in preparation for College Writing Courses. Together, these preservice teachers, led by Joshua DeBrander, Cody Harrell, Shaniqua McShan, Anna Stirling, and John Thompson, created a living portoflio of lessons, activities, workshops, and resources for teachers of diverse learners interested in developing communities of belonging in their classrooms. Please visit this website often, contribute to it, and share it with your colleagues. You'll find it at inclusivelearning.org.
Models of change, change agents, teaching, learning, expressive tools, and everyday struggles for dignity, resources, respect, and cultural perseverance.