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  • Help Support Audio Production

  • Get Access to Unedited Interviews

  • See Behind-The-Scenes Posts

  • Get Access to our Private Community (TBA)

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Hi there, Advocate! At this level, you:

  • Help Support Audio Production

  • Get Access to Unedited Interviews

  • See Behind-The-Scenes Posts

  • Get Access to our Private Community (TBA)

  • Receive a Patron Shout-Out on the Podcast

(Plus a mini-print when you are an Advocate for three months)

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Hello, Activist! At this level, you:

  • Help Support Audio Production

  • Get Access to Unedited Interviews

  • See Behind-The-Scenes Posts

  • Get Access to our Private Community (TBA)

  • Receive a Patron Shout-Out on the Podcast

  • Have Access to Live "Ask Me Anything" Sessions

(Plus a mini-print when you are an Activist for three months)

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About MCIE

Hello, Inclusionists!

Thank you for checking out the Patreon page for The Think Inclusive Podcast presented by MCIE. I’m Tim Villegas.

Now, Tim, why did you just call us inclusionists? I’m not even sure if I think if I’m on board with this whole “inclusion” thing. 

Well, let me tell you. I’ve been there. In fact, I used to be a skeptic of inclusive education and think - there is no way that putting students with significant intellectual disabilities and behavioral challenges in general education classrooms is a good idea. In fact, it sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. 

Here is the thing folks, and I didn’t understand this until I started to include students with disabilities that were in my self-contained special education classroom into general education.

You must do more than just put kids with and without disabilities in a classroom and hope for the best! That is a recipe for disaster. And it truly isn’t inclusion.

Inclusive education is about creating a shared understanding of what inclusion actually is, planning for the success of all students using evidenced-based instructional practices and interventions, and fostering a culture of belonging in your classroom - school - and district.

On the Think Inclusive Podcast, you’ll hear from thought leaders in inclusive education and community advocacy. Since 2012, I’ve interviewed teachers, school administrators, filmmakers, disabled activists, parents of children with disabilities, and others who have tried to move inclusion forward where they are. I spent 13 years in segregated special education classrooms all the while advocating for my students to be included. Inclusion is happening right now, and when you become a patron you can help make it a reality for families, schools, and districts around the United States and the world.

Here are some of the benefits when you become a patron.

When you pledge at the at the Inclusionist level you will help support audio production, get access to our library of unedited interviews, see behind the scenes posts, and get access to our private community on Telegram. At the Advocate level, you get a patron shout-out on the Podcast as well as an exclusive inclusion mini print when you are with us for three months. And finally, when you join us at the Activist level, you will be invited to live Q&A sessions to strategize about inclusive education.

Thanks again for checking out the Think Inclusive Podcast patreon page and become a patron today.

Have a fantastic day!

Tim
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14 of 20 patrons
When we reach 20 patrons, we will produce one additional podcast episode per month, only for our patrons!

Your contribution helps us with the cost of audio production applications, transcription, and promotion.

Thank you for helping us equip more people to promote and sustain inclusive education.
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