Think Inclusive

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

Spreading the Message of Acceptance Through the Starabella Book Series

Tim Villegas interviews Marvin, Sharon, and Dana Fialco, the authors of the Starbella book series. The series is based on the real-life experiences of Tara Fialco, who showed incredible musical talent from a young age but faced challenges due to her autism. The Fialco family shares their journey of discovering Tara's talent, navigating her social challenges, and advocating for inclusion and acceptance. The Starbella books aim to inspire children to embrace their uniqueness and create a more accepting world. The episode explores the power of music, the bond between siblings, and the importance of empathy and understanding.

Inclusive Education in Canada vs. the US: A Teacher’s Perspective with Nicole Eredics

In this episode of the Think Inclusive Podcast, host Tim Villegas interviews Nicole Eredics, an experienced educator in inclusive education. Nicole shares her insights and experiences from working in the fully inclusive educational system in British Columbia, Canada, and compares it to the US educational system. They discuss the differences in approach to inclusion, the challenges faced by teachers, and the importance of parental involvement. Nicole emphasizes the need for proper training and support for teachers in order to create successful inclusive classrooms. The conversation highlights the benefits of inclusive education for all students and the importance of spreading awareness and understanding of inclusive practices.
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