Podcast Episode: Dare to Truly Lead in Inclusive Education with Dr. Julie Causton & Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak

Dr. Julie Causton and Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak of Inclusive Schooling visit with Charlie Kraig and Dr. Rick Gilson of ARPDC visit about the Summer Leadership Institutes held by Julie and Kristie through their Inclusive Learning organization.


Each August, Inclusive Schooling hosts a three-day Leadership Institute. In our conversation, we share how Alberta Educators can check out the sandbox (anyone is welcome to check it out) https://www.sapdc.ca/program/10888 and consider signing up for the 2023 Summer Leadership Institute.  Alberta System leaders ARPDC is working directly with Julie and Kristie to provide an Alberta access point to the 2023 Summer Leadership Institute for school systems in Alberta.  Alberta schools and school divisions are invited to register in the Sandbox to be part of the conversation and exploration of possibilities for participation in the 2023 Summer Leadership Institute AND to explore access to the materials of 2023 for the entire 2023-2024 school year.  (Contact Rick Gilson or Charlie Kraig for further information in Alberta or if you are a system leader in Canada who would like to know more.)

Julie and Kristie share their definition of Inclusive Schooling; you can access the PDF here. Definition+of+Inclusion

Julie and Kristie invite us to consider how you might better inject the 4’s as we work to ensure all students are Seen, Safe, Soothed and Secure.

The conversation spans a range of inclusive education subjects and stories. Please check out the titles and podcast episodes listed below:

Remarkably Bright Creatures – toggles between an Octopus and the cleaner of the Aquarium – Shelby Van Pelt
Living Beautifully: With Uncertainty and Change by Pema Chödrön
Punished for Dreaming: How School Reform Harms Black Children and How We Heal
by Bettina L. Love, Karen Chilton, et al.
What are Little Girls Made Of? Jeanne Willis and Isabelle Follath
A True History of the United States: Indigenous Genocide, Racialized Slavery, Hyper-Capitalism, Militarist Imperialism and Other Overlooked Aspects of American Exceptionalism by Daniel A Sjursen
The Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez
Scattered Minds: A New Look At The Origins And Healing Of Attention Deficit Disorder – Gabor Mate
The Patriarchs – the Order of Inequality – Angela Saini
Connections over Compliance: Rewiring Our Perceptions of Discipline by Lori L Desautels
American Dirt – Jeanine Cummins

Podcast Episodes:
Dr. Shawn Ginwright on The Four Pivots: Reimagining Justice, Reimagining Ourselves: Unlocking Us with Brené Brown Podcast

Janet Mock – was born Micheal – the simple things –  (Super Soul Sunday with Oprah  https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/oprahs-super-soul/id1264843400?i=1000434393327 and https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/oprahs-super-soul/id1264843400?i=1000401655389

Wretches and Jabberers.- Movie https://www.wretchesandjabberers.org/