Think Inclusive

Conversations about inclusive education and what inclusion looks like in the real world.

Marci Heit | QD Foodie

Do you like to play with your food? Of course you do! Today on the podcast we have Marci Heit, the founder of QD Foodie (, an innovative company that has produced a fantastic set of kitchen tools created with people of all abilities in mind. Learn the origins of this Kickstarter success story. Support […]

Renay Marquez | ParaEducate

Today on the podcast we have paraeducator/blogger Renay Marquez. We talk about the story of her starting ParaEducate and resources to help paraeducators modify curriculum in an inclusive classroom. We also talk about what steps educators can take to help move inclusion forward wherever they are. This episode’s transcript can be found here. Support Think […]

Jen Tennican | Hearts of Glass

Today on the podcast we have filmmaker Jen Tennican. We talk to her about her most recent project, Hearts of Glass, which she sees as an opportunity to raise awareness about local, sustainable food production and the need for inclusive, fair-paying job opportunities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This episode’s transcript can be […]

Annette Jett | Pre-Employment Transition Services

Today we have Annette Jett, the executive director of the non-profit Build Inclusion that provider of employment services in the state of Kentucky. We talk about what Pre-Employment Transition Services are and how you might be able to access them in your state. This interview is full of helpful tips about transition services so you […]

Beckett Haight | Inclusion and Why CompSci Isn’t for Everyone

Today we have special education teacher Beckett Haight. We talk about his experience with differentiation and inclusion as an educator working on three different continents. We also discuss his recent TedX Talk, “Teaching Every Student CompSci or How to Code is Not the Answer.” This episode’s transcript can be found here. Support Think Inclusive by […]

Dan Habib | Intelligent Lives

Today we have acclaimed filmmaker Dan Habib. We talk about his new film Intelligent Lives, a documentary that highlights the lives of people with intellectual disabilities that will make you rethink the very nature of how we measure intelligence Support Think Inclusive by becoming a patron! Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

Nikki Heiman | My Creative Inclusion

Today we have Nikki Heiman from We talk about the biggest barriers to inclusive practices in schools today. We also discuss what has been the most effective strategy for helping change educators’ mindsets about inclusion. This episode’s transcript can be found here. Support Think Inclusive by becoming a patron! Hosted on Acast. See […]

Amanda Morin | NCLD and

Today we have Amanda Morin from the National Center for Learning Disabilities and the amazing online resource We talk about the transition back to school for students with disabilities. We also discuss strategies parents can use during IEP meetings when it is recommended for their child to move to a more restrictive setting. This […]

Paula Kluth | Universal Design Daily

Today we have Paula Kluth, nationally recognized author and speaker on the topic of inclusive education and autism. We talk about her latest book, Universal Design Daily, and how educators can learn to plan for all students by changing their mindset. This episode’s transcript can be found here. Support Think Inclusive by becoming a patron! […]

Kristin Wiens | Northstar Paths

Today we have Kristin Wiens, an educator from British Columbia Canada and creator of Northstar Paths, a resource that has stop-motion animation and other beautiful visuals to help educators understand students with disabilities. We talk about the creation of Northstar Paths and what is next for Kristin and her outstanding illustrations. This episode’s transcript can […]
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