Discipline: Professional Resources

Copyright: 2013

Grade(s): K - 12

Delivery Method: Print

Imprint: Heinemann

Author(s): Patrick Schwarz

From Possibility to Success: Achieving Positive Student Outcomes in Inclusive Classrooms

“It’s easy to feel hopeless in the face of statistics indicating that students with disabilities have fewer educational successes and greater quality-of-life issues than their classmates without disabilities.  Yet every week I meet students, teachers, and families who transcend these statistics and are making exciting educational progress, from disability to possibility.  This book takes this concept a step further, from possibility to success!”

—Patrick Schwarz

In From Disability to Possibility, Patrick Schwarz made a passionate and compelling argument for the inclusive classroom.  From Possibility to Success takes Patrick’s case to the next level by providing teachers with powerful new tools to make inclusive education work, along with guidelines for incorporating them into classroom practice.

With the goal of building lifelong skills, Patrick offers templates and authentic forms that help you plan lessons and units while at the same time embracing students’ interests and passions, working toward students’ dreams, promoting leadership, self-advocacy, self-determination, and membership in both school and the community.  With an explicit overview of each tool, a rationale for using them, and compelling stories of how they have helped real students in real classrooms, Patrick empowers educators to combine the science and art of teaching all learners.  Try them out and discover hope, direction, and inspiration to turn possibility into success.