Date
09 December 2019

Match teaching strategies to students' needs, preferences, and strengths

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Creating engaging environments and sustaining motivation’

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Responsive teaching approaches

Responsive teaching approaches

Albany Senior High School staff and students describe their learning environment where students connect to their passions. Students are closely mentored in tutor groups so no-one gets left behind.

Using a keyboard for writing

Using a keyboard for writing

Teva, a year 5 student at Parkvale School reflects with his mum and teacher, Kieren Moriarty, on the impact a netbook and collaborative online environments have made. 

Turn on the captions

Turn on the captions

Build in learning supports at the outset by selecting video that has closed captions (accurate subtitles, not those guessed by YouTube).

By turning on the closed captions you are providing choices for students, so they can:

  • watch the video
  • read the closed captions
  • access the interactive transcript available below the video.

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Useful resources

Useful resources

Website

Everyone's In: An inclusive planning tool

Publisher: Ministry of Education | Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

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UDL Curriculum toolkit

Publisher: CAST

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18 Interesting ways to use a visualiser in the classroom

Publisher: Tom Barrett

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Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Create engaging environments”:

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