The Journey Towards Creating Effective Schools for All Learners

HELLO!! We welcome you to the support site for this book. We hope this is a useful resource to you in teaching classes and engaging in professional development using this text.

We are the two authors, Michael Peterson and Mishael Hittie, professor and teacher, father and daughter. Together in this book and accompanying website, we explore how we can create classrooms and schools where all children are welcomed, where students with a wide range of abilities and characteristics successfully, enjoyably learn well together.

We hope you enjoy this challenging trek and find it valuable. We are very interested in your feedback and input regarding this book and its supporting materials. Feel free to contact us on via the email links above.

You can order this book and obtain supplementary resources such as the Powerpoint and Instructor's Manual on Pearson's website for the text.

Website Contents

Faculty Resource Center. A resource center for faculty teaching courses using Inclusive Teaching and related materials.

Student Learning Center. Student learning resources including key links and chapter learning activities and tools for each chapter.

This website is maintained by Michael Peterson. If you have questions or suggestions, contact me via email at

Related resources.

Both authors are involved on a daily basis with helping the ideas involved in Inclusive Teaching become a daily reality. Mishael daily teaches very diverse children at Vandenberg Elementary in Southfield, Michigan, an urban district bordering Detroit. Michael is Director of the Whole Schooling Consortium, a network of schools and individual teachers, parents, university faculty, and administrators, a program of the College of Education at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michgan. We invite you to explore information about the Consortium and its initiatives as a way to expand your learning. Many videos, pictures, articles, publications and other resources linked to this website have been developed by teachers, parents, administrators who have been involved with the Whole Schooling Consortium.