Teachers looking for fresh ways to improve their inclusive classroom situations, particularly those new to special education, will find Surviving Inclusion
enlightening, funny, and helpful. Lehmann emphasizes that her advice is not a universal remedy for all the challenges that emerge in inclusive classrooms, but that her goal is to provide basic support and advice to help teachers survive the test of inclusion. (Harvard Educational Review
About the Author
Dr. Kay Johnson Lehmann
is an independent educational consultant specializing in online education and the integration of technology into the K-12 curriulum. She won the Milken National Educator Award and the Washington Award for Excellence in Education for her abilities to reach every student in the classroom. Her innovative methods utilized hands-on constructivist teaching with technology integration to bring social studies, reading and other subjects alive for her middle school students. Garrison Middle School, Walla Walla, WA, with a free-reduced lunch rate of 50% and a large second-language learner population, provided plenty of opportunities to utilize the methods shared in this book.
Summers spent working with teachers in the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Teacher Leadership Project along with a Master's degree in Education with a specialty in Online Teaching and Learning led to working full-time in teacher professional development. Her online courses and face-to-face workshops feature the same constructivist, technology-enhanced methods that were so successful in the classroom.
Kay has previously authored two articles and is a contributor to the Microsoft Virtual Classroom Teacher Network.