2.3 An inclusive teacher is aware of the different needs of pupils

 Activity 5: A class where the teacher’s behaviour enables everyone to feel included

Through this activity, teachers will reflect on their behaviour and how it might impact the inclusion of all pupils.

  • Download the resource Keep your mouth shut! from the section Equal opportunities [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] in the Audio resources on the TESSA website.
  • Listen to the short play. As a teacher, what lessons do you draw from it in regards to your responsibility concerning the handling of instances of disability in your class?

Teachers should observe their pupils to get to know their strengths, weaknesses, learning styles and personalities. This will enable them to notice less apparent deficiencies and take appropriate actions. You will learn about many of these actions in the next chapters of this toolkit. Knowing your pupils well will enable you to treat everyone fairly in the class.

2.2 Using appropriate words when talking about disabled children and their disability

2.4 An inclusive teacher helps pupils to gain self-confidence and self-esteem