Inclusion Rules blog


Download the Universal Design Daily book study form

FREE DOWNLOAD: “Universal Design Daily” Book Study Form

Are you and your colleagues using Universal Design Daily as a book study or support for your work in inclusive classrooms? If so, you may… Read more

Download conference feedback form

FREE DOWNLOAD: Conference feedback form

We are getting close to our fall conferences here in my Chicago suburb and it got me thinking about some of the questions I liked… Read more

Play Paula Kluth's Inclusion playlist on Spotify

The Sweet Sounds of Inclusion

I love playing music when I present or work in classrooms. I have playlists related to collaboration, movement, reflection, and other activities. Today, I want… Read more

Paula reads her book Coaster

Coaster LIVE!

We may be sheltering in place, but Coaster refuses to “stay”! I have made him available to all of you as of last week via… Read more

Inclusion Planning Form

FREE DOWNLOAD: “Don’t We Already Do Inclusion?” Planning Tool

I have been having so much fun working virtually with book clubs this summer—it has helped me to connect with so many of you in… Read more

"All about me" bag differentiation idea

“about me” alternatives: getting to know you activities for inclusive classrooms

Make sure you give students a few different ways to tell you about themselves. Some learners can easily write a paragraph or talk to the… Read more

Using first-then boards as a support

first-then boards as a support for standards-based learning

A first/then board is a popular visual strategy used to provide structure and support in the classroom and beyond. A first-then board may be used… Read more

Download Paula Kluth's inclusive summer bucket list form

31 Ways to Enjoy an Inclusive Summer

Summer is finally here, and I am looking forward to having time to share content through my site. As an easy way to get started,… Read more

Teach using rubber chickens

Rubber chickens, flying pigs, etc.

If you have ever seen me present, you know I often use props, toys, and unusual learning materials to emphasize key points, elicit responses from… Read more

Sticky note classroom supports

what can you do with a sticky-note?: 7 ways to support diverse learners

You might use a sticky note to mark your page in a book or leave a reminder for a colleague, but these handy little scraps… Read more

Teachers attending a conference

Keeping learning alive after the workshop ends

I have had such a great fall visiting schools, districts, and organizations around the country, but also here in my own backyard of Chicago. It… Read more

Do you have a co-teaching vision?

Have you been using 30 Days to the Co-Taught Classroom to learn about co-teaching or to teach your staff about co-teaching? If so, you may… Read more

Pedro's Whale by Paula Kluth

A plan for Pedro

One of the most exciting parts of writing a book for children is seeing all of the ways it is used by students, families, and… Read more

Coach K

Thanks for the motivation, coach

Some of you may have heard me talk about Kellen Ehrenhardt in the last few years. He is the son of a dear friend and… Read more

Pranoy's story

Basketball science, word problems & inclusive schools: Pranoy’s story

I absolutely love stories as a way to share ideas and illustrate positive practices. This video was sent to me by Indrani Solomon and her… Read more

Personal file folder

Can a “user manual” improve your collaborative relationships?

I recently stumbled on this article by Leah Fessler. I loved her idea for supporting collaborative teams. I won’t steal her thunder by describing too… Read more

Co-teachers dancing

Apple sweater shuffle

Remember the rap video I created with my co-author, Julie Causton, last year? Really…how could you forget? Now that I have refreshed your memory, take… Read more

Success in the classroom

Celebrate your success

I love the first few weeks of school. I like all of the getting-to-know-you activities, the fresh new classrooms and the novelty of starting over.… Read more

Lesson plan using Pedro's Whale

Another perfect Pedro plan

This post needs to begin with a big “thank you” to Nicolette Brata-Coolen. Nicolette wrote to me and sent some great artifacts from a lesson… Read more

Pedro's Whale class project

What is your whale?

I am so excited to post another great teaching idea from a general education teacher who is soooooo very dedicated to supporting all of the… Read more

Inclusion classroom props

More joy in the classroom: 3 ideas

Lately, I have been working with many teams and teachers who are interested in cultivating classrooms that are more responsive, active, and joyful. I have… Read more

"All done" board

“All done” board

There are so many benefits of having a differentiated classroom, but a challenge that may exist is managing the time and activities of your students.… Read more