Shelley Moore

We are excited to welcome Shelley to the Get That Good Life! conference. Shelley will be presenting on the topic of Inclusive Education.

About Shelley

Portrait of Shelley Moore

Originally from Edmonton, and now based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Shelley Moore is a highly sought-after teacher, researcher, speaker and storyteller and has worked with school districts and community organizations around the world, in supporting and promoting equity for all learners.

Her first book entitled, “One Without the Other” was released in July 2016 to follow up her TEDx talk.

Shelley completed an undergraduate degree in Special Education at the University of Alberta, her masters at Simon Fraser University, and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of British Columbia.

Shelley has a very popular website and YouTube channel, Five Moore Minutes, where she creates and shares videos for educators. These videos aim to empower schools and classrooms to support all learners.

Shelley’s Presentation

Looking Through a Strength-Based Lens

How we understand inclusion is shifting. Educators and families have begun to recognise how unhelpful it is to focus on the labels of disability. That’s because these labels have historically moulded our assumptions about what a student with “X” cannot do.

Much more helpful is our new focus on discovering who each student is. We need to help our students discover their gifts and interests. We can then use our pedagogical knowledge and creativity to design an approach that ensures every student is included and learning.

In this session, Shelley will discuss how and why we need to look at students through a strength-based lens. This critical step can only happen when we assume that every student has competencies in many domains, regardless of the labels they are ascribed.

By understanding each student in this way, educators can respond to, plan and create space for their diverse identities. In doing so, we can set all students on the pathway towards becoming valued and competent employees, neighbours, housemates, friends, and citizens.

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More about Shelley

Five Moore Minutes


TEDx Talk

Under the Table – The Importance of Presuming Competence

Watch Shelley’s TEDx Talk from 2016. Video playing time: 15 minutes



You can contact Shelley via her social media accounts or via email:

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