How to Implement an Inclusive Classroom

The rationale for this project is to create a user-friendly manual for general education teachers on how to create a clear vision as to how a successful inclusive teaching model can be implemented within their classroom. This manual is entitled A Clear Vision for an Inclusive Classroom: How to Ensure All Students are Successful and provides concrete suggestions for classroom designs, behavioral management, and techniques on how to differentiate instruction for all students. The manual addresses six areas of inclusion: learning styles, classroom design, classroom rules, classroom jobs, behavioral management, and differentiation. All of the information provided supports general education teachers to result in full inclusion for special education students, higher student participation, and a decrease in student non-academic behaviors. This manual was purposely designed for elementary school general education teachers and classrooms because of the experience of the researcher as an elementary special educator.