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Join us for web-based professional development from the comfort of home, and learn amazing strategies for immediate success while fulfilling continuing education requirements. Click below to find out more.

 Webinar Series for Parents

Join us for one-hour webinars to help parents, grandparents, foster parent, adoptive parents, family members, and caregivers support children struggling with a variety of needs . We will give you important information, tips, handouts, and resources to help an important child in your life. Click below to find out more.

Supporting Grieving Children/Youth

Supporting Youth Who Self-Injure

Supporting Children Diagnosed with ADHD

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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Upcoming Off-Site Workshops

We know how difficult it can be to find high-quality professional development to meet the needs of educators. We help take the guess work out of choosing professional development sessions. Choose from a wide-range of current topics that will promote best practices in leadership, instruction, school-wide systems, and much more. Click below to learn about current PD sessions that are designed to support your work.

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Are you looking for ideas to help you take your practice to the next level? Click below to download our one-page supports to help you get the leading edge.

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Current educational practices are always evolving. There is a lot to keep up with and it can be hard to find professional articles to meet your needs. Our blog is designed to give you information that is easy to fit into your busy schedule. Check out our current blog posts and suggest topics you would like us to address. We would love to write for you!

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Our Mission

At INcompassing Education we strive to support educational leaders by helping to identify needs, build capacity, and promote growth to ensure that all students are able to meet their maximum potential.

Client Testimonials

Brittany Cooper

“Last summer our PBIS team attended your training. You shared with us a video from the Sumner School District, we were so impressed with it that we have spent all year creating our own. I wanted to share it with you and say thank you for helping inspire us to create it.”

Brian Johnson, Principal Green Meadows Intermediate

“In August 2013, I was a first-year principal of a struggling, low-performing school.  Our school began working with Dianne that September, and we saw an immediate positive impact on staff and student performance.  Dianne supported us in building a foundation that changed the culture and climate of the school.  Over the past 2.5 years, Dianne has become a part of us and helped our school grow in so many ways.  Through Dianne’s work and support, I have become a more effective school leader and our staff has become a stronger team with a better understanding of what it looks like to provide a high-quality education to all students.  Dianne McKinley is a difference maker!”

Matthew Miller, Principal Tri-Central Elementary

“I would highly recommend Dianne McKinley as an educational consultant for your school.  Dianne was instrumental in leading our school from a letter grade of “D” to a letter grade of “A” in just over a year’s time.  Her knowledge and professionalism is second to none.  Dianne has a wealth of experience, including her work with the Indiana Department of Education.  Her depth of knowledge will enhance your school’s best practices and leadership practices.”

Amy McCleery, 1st grade teacher

“I am grateful for Mrs. Creager’s influence upon our daily routines at Mt. Comfort Elementary. While she was at Mt. Comfort, she emphasized mindfulness and implemented cool-down zones in our classroom. She also initiated the Character Counts program —  in which students demonstrate strong character attributes rather than simply learn about them. I teach first grade, and the students who came into my room last year already knew how to reach into their “mental toolboxes” and retrieve tools that Mrs. Creager had put in them the year before so they could be successful each day and in every circumstance. I appreciate  Mrs. Creager’s  work in giving our students the building blocks they need for success in life.” 

Ashley Schenck, 5th grade teacher

“Mrs. Creager was an incredible asset to the students and staff within our building.  She had such an amazing way of connecting with students and helping staff members do the same.  I was truly blessed in my time of working with Mrs. Creager to learn so many skills that were helpful in working with students in my classroom.  For example, she taught myself and my class the ability to breathe and relax through times that may have caused anxiety, for example – state testing.  I saw so many students use these skills during testing each day and even after in the general classroom.  Mrs. Creager’s knowledge about mental health would be an asset to any organization or facility.”

From our Blog…

4 Ways How to Inspire Students to Study

Many students may be eager to learn, but not all are able to. That is why it’s important to inspire them to retain their interest. Student engagement is extremely important, and a teacher needs to motivate students to achieve their best. In this article, you will learn how to inspire students to study.

How to Make Class Interesting

Students learn better when they are interested. Engaging them in the teaching experience and making the class interesting is a way to keep their interest and improve retention of what is being taught. The important thing to know is how to make class interesting while still ensuring that the lesson is aligned to the standards.

How to Start the New School Year on a Positive Note

Starting a new school year can be nerve-wracking and exciting at the same time. When looking at how to start the new school year on a positive note, teachers may need to take a step back. There are a few things you can do before the school year starts that will make it easier to start off the year in the right frame of mind and reduce the stress.

The Importance of Knowing Your Students

Teaching children can be a very rewarding job, but when the classes are fairly large, it can be difficult to ensure that all children are receiving information in a way that they’ll be able to learn. This is where the importance of knowing your students comes in. The better you know your students in their capacity as learners, including their interests, weaknesses, and strengths, the easier it will be to help them to be successful in the academic setting.

12 Practical Tips on How Teachers Can Stay Healthy

Teachers can be very busy with giving lessons, preparing lessons, extramural activities, families, and dealing with day-to-day living to the point that they forget to take care of themselves. Just like with any profession, it is easier to put your best foot forward...

How to Create a Comfort Room in Schools

As adults, we have learned how to deal with emotions and feelings in a rational way. This is something that is learned. When it comes to children, they may not yet know how to deal with stressful situations. Stress may be caused by their background and home situations which can include domestic violence, poverty, abuse, drug use, alcoholism, and other challenges. It may also be triggered by situations at school which overwhelm them or cause intense emotions. Children such as these need to learn how to self-regulate themselves, and this is where a comfort room comes into play. How to create a comfort room in schools is a much debated topic, but we will focus on some of the aspects to look at in creating one.