Inclusive Teaching Tools and Strategies

Principles of Inclusion

Click any of the below inclusive teaching principles to learn more and see specific examples of how to implement various strategies within the classroom. For example strategies for remote settings, download this revised inclusive teaching principles handout.
 

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Transparency


Clearly communicating about norms, expectations, and evaluation criteria.

 

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Academic Belonging


Cultivating students’ sense of connection to the discipline and scholarly/professional communities.
 

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Structured Interactions


Providing or eliciting goals, protocols, and processes that support equitable access and contributions to interactive elements of the learning environment – and disrupt patterns that reinforce or reflect systemic inequities.
 

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Affirmation of Difference


Acknowledging students’ different identities, experiences, strengths, and needs; leveraging student diversity as an asset for learning.