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February 10, 2023

Top 5 Strategies to Support Teachers of Inclusive Classrooms




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Top 5 Strategies to Support Teachers of Inclusive Classrooms

How do you keep your best teachers from leaving?

Did You Know:

  • Only 17% of general education teachers feel very well prepared to teach children with mild to moderate learning disabilities.
  • 51% of teachers who have recently abandoned their teaching careers report that the primary reason for leaving was student behavior.
  • 76%  of schools also reported an increase in staff voicing concerns about their students exhibiting symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and trauma.

Retaining teachers, especially effective teachers, has become even more of a struggle than ever before. Teachers of inclusive classrooms are at increased risk of burnout, as they work with students with disabilities and oftentimes students with challenging behavior.

When teachers have the structures in place to implement best practices and are supported with co-teaching and inclusion, they are more likely to remain in the profession.

This webinar will provide administrators and district-level staff with the necessary tools to reduce obstacles and support your teachers of inclusive classrooms.

Webinar Learning Objectives:

  • Determine critical components that impact the efficacy of inclusive classes in order to establish the necessary structures for teacher and student success.
  • Identify the look-fors in inclusive and co-taught classrooms and how to provide opportunities for teachers to implement best practices.
  • Identify strategies to support and retain your teachers of inclusive classes.


Additional Resources



Nicole Barrion

Special Education Instructional Specialist with Alexandria City Public Schools, and Owner of Teach All, Reach All, LLC

Nicole Barrion has served in the educational field for over 25 years, supporting children, teachers, and administrators through engaging and differentiated techniques. As a specialist in inclusive practices for the past 14 years, Nicole has helped develop and employ strategic plans to propel schools in creating effective inclusive environments. She has always worked in urban, diverse school divisions and understands how to design instruction to address the needs of dually identified students (Special Education and English Learner). She has presented at national conferences to share strategies and tools that support inclusive practices, including several presentations with the leading international consultant on co-teaching, Dr. Marilyn Friend.

Nicole has also authored various online courses for educators, as well as consulted with schools to foster co-teaching. She is the founder of Teach All, Reach All LLC, which provides consulting services and professional development on best practices in co-teaching, planning and delivering specially designed instruction (SDI), and developing well-written IEPs to ensure the instruction meets the student’s needs.

Nicole has consulted with various school divisions across the country, training and advising teachers, administrators, and school division leaders. Nicole’s background as a general education teacher in a co-taught environment allows her to connect with both general education and special education teachers. In addition to co-teaching and SDI, she specializes in building the literacy instructional toolkit of special educators.

She is passionate about working alongside educators and administrators as an instructional coach, ensuring effective implementation of best practices in special education to foster positive outcomes for students with disabilities.