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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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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.”

From our Blog…

Top 10 Education Books to Read in 2018

Every time you open a new book, you’re embarking on a new intellectual and emotional journey. The ideas contained in a book can open your mind, helping you gain a deeper understanding of things that are significant to your personal or professional life. In particular, books about education can expand the knowledge database of educators, increase their awareness on the latest trends, and help them improve practices.

In this article, we are providing the list of the top 10 education books to read in 2018. These books contain helpful and practical ideas on excellent teaching, leadership, improving school culture, boosting student achievement, and so much more. These are all great books; take your pick. https://kit.com/McKinleyDianne/top-10-educational-leadership-books-to-read-in-2018

Online Professional Development for Teachers

Online Professional Development for Teachers

Do you want to upgrade your knowledge and skills as an educator? Online professional development for teachers can help you improve practices, increase student engagement, enhance communication skills, and boost self-confidence. Well-trained teachers can positively impact student performance, as achievement largely depends on the quality of instruction.

How to Increase Student Engagement in the Classroom

How to Increase Student Engagement in the Classroom

Student engagement involves activities that can generate high-quality learning. If students are not engaged, they are not paying attention to the lesson and their minds are wandering off, losing valuable learning time as a result. To address this problem, teachers should adopt innovative ways to promote student engagement.

7 Tips on How to Achieve a Happy Classroom

7 Tips on How to Achieve a Happy Classroom
A happy classroom is every teacher’s dream. This can be achieved without compromising academic results and the personal growth of your students. So how do you balance happiness and learning? Read on to learn tips on how to achieve a happy classroom.

Instructional Practices for English Language Learners

nstructional Practices for English Language Learners

Reviewing instructional practices for English Language Learners can help move the entire school toward a comprehensive and culturally responsive approach. Because of the increasing dropout rates among EL students, educators are putting a larger focus on ELL programs that get students to speak and write English in authentic academic contexts.

Trauma Informed Schools

Trauma Informed Schools

Children with histories of trauma face academic, behavioral, and relational challenges. Often, these students have poor academic performance, drop out of school, or end up in alternative education settings. Students have diverse backgrounds, and some are exposed to traumatic factors.

What is a trauma informed school? It is a setting where trauma is understood, recognized, and responded to in ways that empower those who are affected. The goal of trauma informed schools is to put in place supports that help children cope. Read this article to learn more.