Let me take a minute to introduce myself, my company, and what we have to offer. I am Heather Stiles. I have over 15 years working in various school systems as an elementary teacher. I am so so so close to finishing my Ed D in the area of inclusive education- though the revisions appear to go on forever! I just want to be finished- and I will, but the busyness of life always throws me curve balls. You see, I have three little monkeys, ages 7, 5, & 3, that keep me engaged, frustrated, amazed, and on my toes. As well, I work full time as an elementary student service teacher. So, I understand about prioritizing, baby steps, and just trying to stay afloat.
My Inclusive Classroom is a boutique consulting firm located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. However, we love technology and use it so we can connect with people all over the place! I only call it a boutique firm because we are small, specialized, and it sounds fun!
We opened our doors in Spring 2018, rather launched our website, our aim was to provide teachers with authentic, personalized, and effective professional development. However, we quickly learned that education requires so much more than just teachers and grew to include parents and organizations in our personalized approach to growth.
Our support starts with the following there questions:
Are all members of your community achieving?
Are all members given fair opportunity to participate?
Are all members able to be present?
There is no easy answer and every story is unique.
That's why at My Inclusive Classroom we take time to build a relationship with you. We want to understand your story, your organization's culture, your experiences, and your needs. We are supporting you on your journey.
Please join us today on a professional life-enhancing journey!
The ABCs of My Inclusive Classroom
As a group of experienced and professional educators, our mission is to build the capacity of teachers, parents, and organizations so that they strive to ensure all children have the opportunity to be present, to participate fully, and to succeed. Our vision is for communities of all kind to value, celebrate, and provide opportunities for all members. To achieve our vision, we work from a set of core values or our ABCs:
Accountability & Action We believe accountability is essential in the development and growth of any individual and organization. In collaboration with you, we create action plans that will help you realize your professional growth goals.
Best Practices We make it realistic and do-able. We are in the business of helping you succeed and soar!
Collaboration & Connection We work with you! We aim to understand your experiences, your needs, and your goals in order to provide you with an effective action plan.
Diversity We practice cultural competence in the diverse communities, schools and organizations in which we support. We listen to you. We expect you to share your experiences and knowledge to ensure we are effective, supportive, and real.
Effective & Evidence-Based Our action plans are effective and based on evidence. We want you to succeed!
Fun We try to keep it fun! We want you to see our time together as beneficial, not a chore.