EDUO 9937: Including the Excluded

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Learn to identify excluded and isolated students in the school community. Discover how to effectively involve the entire school in supporting those students, helping them to become connected with their classmates and helping them to become included members of the school’s social community. Share course-provided recommendations with teachers and parents.One of our students shared this testimonial about the course:

“Including the Excluded” was one of the most beneficial courses I have taken.  I have enrolled in numerous courses throughout my 23 years of teaching elementary school and most of the courses were academic focused.  However, this course hits at the heart of teachers.  I have always believed that I teach students, not subjects.  Educating myself on ways to include the excluded has been one of the most impactful things I have done this summer.  Through this course I have learned that empathy is a skill that is learned.   The real-world videos were eye-opening and should be viewed by all teachers as we prepare for the start of another school year.  I also found some videos that I personally liked because they were teaching videos, giving advice on ways to handle exclusion if you are on the receiving end.  These students need to see the videos.  – Sarah Lowe

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Budd Mackenzie


Budd Mackenzie was recognized by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as an "Unsung Hero of Compassion" in 2014.

Trust in Education, founder, a grass roots non-profit helping Afghans rebuild their lives;

Wrote and Published "Off the Couch into the War for Hearts and Minds".

Recognitions for his humanitarian work include Lafayette Citizen of the Year, the Paul Harris Fellow Award from the Lafayette Rotary, the Peace and Justice Award from the Mount Diablo Peace and Justice Center, and the 2018 Choice Humanitarian Award for Contra Costa County.