Week 4: A toolkit for inclusive teaching and learning


3. A teachers’ toolkit

Developing skills in being reflective is part of a teachers’ toolkit – the ‘tools’ that a teacher needs in order to develop as an inclusive practitioner. This is represented by the notebook icon in the diagram – writing or talking about reflections will support deep thinking about practice. Teachers also need support from colleagues, the skills and knowledge to make use of locally available materials, knowledge of different teaching approaches, access to training, the relevant syllabuses and textbooks and access to resources which contain ideas and examples of practice. In the next section you will learn more about how to find resources to support teachers in planning inclusive teaching and learning.

Teacher's toolbox

Figure 2  A ‘teachers’ toolkit’