Lounge & Learn – Webinar Series for Educators

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

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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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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…

How to Help Students Emotionally Through the Holiday Season

The holiday season is filled with expectations of joy, excitement, and happiness. But while it’s a very happy time for many, it can be a difficult time for some, exacerbating feelings of anxiety and depression. Many students, particularly those in poverty and those who have experienced loss or trauma, struggle emotionally during the holiday season. This shows up in their behavior at school, either through outbursts, aggressive behavior, being withdrawn, sad, or angry. In this post, we will give teachers some tips on how to help students emotionally through the holiday season.

Webinar Series for Parents – How to Support Children’s Needs

As a parent, what will you do when your child is faced with tough challenges that can have a profound impact on his or her life? INcompassing Education has recently launched a series of webinars for parents. These webinars will discuss how parents can help children...

What is PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports)?

Many schools across the US are finding it hard to deal with student misbehavior. And usually, students are punished for not knowing how to behave rather than being taught appropriate behavior. The objective of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is teaching positive behavior. You may be asking, “What is PBIS?” This article will answer that question.

4 Tips on How to Improve Students’ Success in Math

Figuring out how to improve students’ success in math can be a bit of a trial and error situation depending on the math level, students, and the teaching methods employed. Students don’t necessarily need to have an aptitude for math; they can improve by putting in the effort and having the right attitude towards learning the subject matter. In this article, we will provide some tips on how to improve students’ success in math.

7 Ways to Get Your Students to Do Their Assignments

One of the main things that frustrate teachers is setting assignments which are ignored or done in a shoddy way. May teachers would love to find ways to get students to do assignments and actually put a little effort into it. It is normal for an average student to miss one or two assignments here and there, but the problem comes in when specific students don’t do the assignments on a regular basis as this interferes with the entire learning experience. So here, we look at 7 ways to get students to do assignments.

6 Tips on How to Reduce Misbehavior in the Classroom

It is extremely important to keep control and manage your class to be able to teach effectively. However, learning how to reduce misbehavior in the classroom can be quite complicated. Consistency is key. You should have a plan of action for those who overstep the boundaries. Build relationships with the students that help them to learn while managing their emotions. Positive relationships help students grow emotionally and allow them to make decisions responsibly when it comes to their interactions in the classroom. More importantly, you should keep students engaged and focused.