Date
12 April 2021

Support participation and build confidence

Suggestion for implementing the strategy 'Helpful classroom strategies years 1-8'

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Ideas to build confidence

Ideas to build confidence

Discuss with students what will support their participation and motivation.

Build these suggestions into your teaching practice.

  • Consider the use of New Zealand Sign Language in class.
  • Ask your student what helps them to learn (for example, text-to-speech or quiet spaces) and build their suggestions into your planning.
  • Use your knowledge of the student’s interests, strengths and culture to create opportunities for them to take the lead.
  • Identify classroom situations (for example, verbal instructions given from a distance) that may exclude some students. Provide alternatives.
  • Recognise avoidance strategies and provide support and encouragement.
  • Give ongoing prompts and positive feedback, and provide strategies that help students when they get stuck.
  • Create a class culture where students support each other.

Give timely feedback

Give timely feedback

Increase opportunities for one-to-one and small group interactions to support personalised conversations about learning.

Reduce noise levels

Reduce noise levels

Minimise unnecessary noise which affects students’ ability to hear.

You can monitor classroom sound levels using a safe sound indicator.

Host inclusive Zoom sessions

Host inclusive Zoom sessions

This video covers some easy, effective tips to help make Zoom meetings or lessons more accessible. These tips are beneficial for all learners.

Useful resources

Useful resources

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iTunes: Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy

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Ruaumoko: The rumbling voice

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Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Helpful classroom strategies years 1-8”:

Return to the guide “Deaf or hard of hearing students and learning”

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