Date
14 October 2019

Support participation and build confidence

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Helpful classroom strategies years 9-13’

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Support self-advocacy

Support self-advocacy

Finding ways to ask for what you need is a valuable skill for all students.

Design equitable learning environments

Design equitable learning environments

This one-minute video highlights how we can unknowingly create barriers to learning.

Remove barriers to participation

Remove barriers to participation

Discuss with students what supports their participation and confidence.
  • Create clear, planned pathways for moving around the classroom. Minimise random obstacles.
  • Familiarise the student with a new classroom layout BEFORE making changes.
  • Encourage all students to position themselves in optimum environments to support their engagement and attention.
  • Discuss with the student the best places for them to sit to access information at a distance.
  • Make support options, such as text-to-speech, available to all students. Model and encourage their use.
  • Welcome and encourage digital technologies selected by students, and design activities so that they can use them productively.
  • Create a culture where students support each other.
  • Use the student’s name when addressing them.

Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Helpful classroom strategies years 9-13”:

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