The Infrastructure of Inclusion: Presuming Competence with Mabel & Joanne

Welcome back friends! This podcast is the first in a five part series, in partnership with the Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP) and is looking at five guiding principles of inclusive education (the 5 P's).

This month's focus is on presuming competence and I am talking to two incredible individuals. Mabel Thackeray is a Licensed Psychotherapist and a National Certified School Counsellor in Forks, Washington. Mabel is part of a leadership team making efforts in their district to shift to more inclusive practices. We talk to her about what presuming competence means to her from a leadership perspective and what her schools are already doing to address diversity in their students, staff and families.

My second guest is Joanne Picard, a self advocate and second year political science student at the University of Alberta. Joanne talks to us about her lived experience of inclusion, and challenges notions of presuming competence to include an individual's potential. 

This episode is connected to the Five Moore Minutes Video: "Presuming Competence," and can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Mq8sQTEhG8

This 5MM Podcast is made with support from AWSP and a grant from OSPI, which provided the Inclusionary Grant, allowing us to bring continued inclusionary practices professional learning to all educators.

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