Meeting the needs of all students
Kate Friedwald explains how she plans for inclusion of all students in her classroom learning programme. Teaching is based on students' specific needs and learning activities are differentiated and personalised for each learner.
Valuing what students and families bring to learning
Linda Ojala from Silverstream School explains the importance of knowing your learner and building on their interests, strengths, and home experiences in the classroom.
Inclusive education key for Makaraka School
Makaraka School in Gisborne has brought together a set of initiatives to create a culture of inclusive education in their school community. The learning community has grown an awareness and appreciation of how students learn differently and have the potential to reach their individual and collective learning goals in different, and equally valued, ways.
Everyone's included on the Rolly Express
In this Education Gazette story Andrew Morrall explains how his school has managed to employ a dedicated SENCO and how his belief in the Reggio Emilia philosophy of education underpins the school's approach to inclusion.
No exceptions, no problem!
Making a small change to a game can mean a big difference to ensuring all students can participate. Halberg Disability Sport Foundation No Exceptions Training programme has made a difference at Papatoetoe South Primary School by fostering the confidence to include all students in physical education.
Pt Chevalier School
Pt Chevalier School has a well-developed set of policies and programmes to support gifted and talented students to achieve personal excellence. Classroom teachers provide a differentiated programme within the classroom, in an environment where each student individually monitors their progress.
The development of the Gifted and Talented programme at Lindisfarne College is explained in this story. This includes working with students, engaging with parents and whānau, and reviewing practice.
Developing inclusive practice at Onslow College
John Robinson, HoD Learning Support at Onslow College, reflects on how inclusive practice is developing across the school.
Classroom environments for students with ASD
Julie Russell, a teacher’s Aide at Onslow College, describes how the classroom environment can support students with ASD.
Classroom approaches – Dyslexia
Sandra Gillies, literacy Coordinator at Onslow College, explains the classroom approaches that best support students with dyslexia.
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Inclusive education: Guides for schools
This website provides strategies, suggestions, and examples of how to include students with diverse learning needs.