Inclusive Education IRL

Inclusive Education IRL

Sergio shares his experience in teaching special education K-12th grade as a male, Latinx, Autistic, first generation American educator focused on student empowerment. Sergio shares his experience in order to help educators and parents encourage their students to grow and feel successful by sharing historical insights and first hand experience.Transcripts of this podcast are available here: https://inclusiveeducationirl.buzzsprout.com/ Contact: inclusiveeducationirl@gmail.com Tweet At Me: https://twitter.com//InclusiveEdIRL https://www.instagram.com/inclusiveeducationirl/

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November 7, 2022 12 mins

Is Getting a Masters in Special Education Worth It? My answer is that it depends on your circumstances! In this episode I talk about my own experience going through a masters in special education program. Topics covered are methods, networking, the slight pay bump, and cost.

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As a teacher I have taught in California which is a historical blue state and Arizona which is a historical red state. I want to share my observations as a teacher of color, working in special education in both of these states.  I will be going over differences in  state standards , funding, general vibes, unions, and talking about Critical Race Theory. 


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June 6, 2022 20 mins

In this episode I talk about my current understanding as of June 2022, as identifying as a undiagnosed  Autistic brown adult. I talk a bit about signs of autistic traits in my life. I also talk about how autism is viewed by other society currently. I talk about growing up and building my skills and capacity and self-identify. 

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March 25, 2022 12 mins

"Luchando con Libros" is the episode Art by Luis Genaro Garcia! You can find him at Instagram @barrioprofe and his website  www.luisgenarogarcia.com 

Classics Huckleberry Finn, 1984, Animal Farm. Haven't we been here before in the United States ? With the whole banning of books thing? Parents have figured out how to ban books at a local level in school board meetings but who does this benefit? What is the po...

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February 21, 2022 17 mins

Episode Art by Eliza Kingsley! You can find her at Instagram @epikot.and her website portfolio elizakingsley.com

Critical Race Theory has been a hot topic in education and politically all of 2020 up until present day (March 2022). In this episode I talk about the context of the term " Critical Race Theory" which I refer to as CRT during the episode for short. I speak about different points of views parents might be  conc...

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November 14, 2021 11 mins

The line between English Language Learners (ELL) and Special Education Students (SPED) is blurred at times. It is difficult for parents and staff to keep track of all the changes and make sense of what they mean. I believe that there is much work to be done in the area of helping students that are classified as ELL and SPED and improving the instruction given to them.

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English Language Learner( E.L.L ) programs are supposed to be designed to support students  in learning English. The problem is that many E.L.L students only know English and the "support" they are receiving is low quality and doesn't help them grow in the areas they need support in. All of this can be avoided by marking that English is the only language spoken at home when enrolling your child into school.

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May 23, 2021 35 mins

As a mild/moderate special education teacher, I talk about how the majority of learning disabilities, I work with are not visually apparent.  I also talk about how people with  disabilities, hide their disabilities in order to fit in and not have to justify their disability. I also talk about destigmatize mental health care and how people experiencing a mental health episode are treated with violence by the hands of law enforcement...

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March 22, 2021 38 mins

The stigma of Special Education affects students, parents, teachers negatively in different ways.  Students with Special Education services have to deal with the label, that at times prevents them from receiving support and acceptance from their family, peers, and teachers. Parents have to accept the label of having a child that receive special education in order to receive more support and try different approaches. Special Educati...

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February 19, 2021 25 mins

As a mild/moderate special education teacher, I give my point of view of how disability is viewed in the United States. Spoiler alert!!! We have treated disabled people , like trash and we are barely trying to turn the ship and include people with any type of disability into our society.


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February 1, 2021 9 mins

Sergio elaborates who should not listen to this podcast series and who should! In short people who value building vision with our students despite the current state of the world should listen to this podcast.


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January 29, 2021 24 mins

Hello! I talk about my positionality as a special education educator. I talk about my own educational journey and my current teaching philosophy.

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