Date
21 July 2019

Seek student feedback to find out what is working well and what needs modifying

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Planning learning where everyone can participate and achieve’

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What students want

What students want

Students ask not to be separated from peers and request that teachers:
  • get to know them
  • give them opportunities to talk about what school is like for them
  • listen to their views
  • take their views into consideration when they are planning and teaching, so they can learn
  • support them to make school a better place for them
  • allow them to be part of their peer group and to be fully involved.

Source: Extract from Learning better together: Working towards inclusive education in New Zealand schools (opens in a new tab/window)

Support self-advocacy

Support self-advocacy

A student with dyslexia reflects on managing her learning (one section of a longer video). 

Partner with students

Partner with students

Brooke Houghton describes how she uses her knowledge about her students' to design flexible learning environments.

Talk to students

Talk to students

Design for all learners by finding ways to:

  • Include student voice in the design of the learning environment.
  • Create flexible spaces that can be changed, rearranged based on student needs and preferences at the time.
  • Ask students what would help in their learning.

Source: Adapted from CAST UDL curriculum self check (opens in a new tab/window)

Involve students in design

Involve students in design

Anne Keneally describes how in partnership with students, the classroom layout and learning spaces were redesigned. 

Useful resources

Useful resources

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Encouraging student voice

Publisher: Ministry of Education | Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

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Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Plan for everyone to participate and achieve”:

Return to the guide “Developing an inclusive classroom culture ”

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