This got us thinking about inclusive education and inclusion in languages. Inclusive education means that all students can access and fully participate in learning, alongside their similar-aged peers, supported by reasonable adjustments and teaching strategies tailored to meet their individual needs.
Classroom culture influences our thoughts, perceptions, behaviours and how we treat others. Language classrooms have a unique role in understanding other cultures and perspectives, developing communication skills that promote understanding and empathy for others. We are also in the unique position that our content often requires students to share information about the personal worlds, so it’s even more important we provide safe places for them to do so.
Attached please find our differentiation infographic (updated to include the importance of being responsive, as part of ongoing formative assessment) and an inclusion infographic for your classroom, to remind students about the importance of inclusion.