Inclusive classrooms are a growing trend, intended to be beneficial for students with learning challenges. Have you had any experience with special education with children or children who may benefit from being in inclusive classrooms? Talk about your experience.
Here are some general benefits of inclusive classrooms:
1) Tailored teaching to target students with different learning preferences (i.e., visual aids like cubes or chips, and interactive whiteboards).
2) Allowing students to move around or use fidgets in the classroom.
3) Use of specialized services such as speech therapists or reading specialists.
"Inclusive classrooms are wonderful, so long as everyone involved, regardless of their learning status, feels they are getting what they need from the classroom environment. How do you embrace inclusive classrooms in your school?"
"I feel that inclusive classrooms should be a more widespread idea and embraced whenever possible. It's important for all students to have the opportunity to communicate with other students, at all learning levels."
"For students at a lower learning level, it's important for them to be part of a community of learners who can act as mentors to them and encourage them never to give up. When it comes to my students at higher learning levels, its important that they work with students at lower levels who they can teach, and encourage. Diversity makes the world go round, and it's important that everyone learn from an early age to embrace that."