Being a teacher is not easy. Everyone knows that. One of Project Self’s main goal is making sure everyone feels accepted and loved. Having inclusive classrooms is one important factor of that happening! Some teachers don’t have the resources or know how to make their classroom setting more inclusive. This page is here to help all teachers have their classroom and teaching style become a little more accepting to everyone’s needs.
The best thing to start with is making the classroom setting more inclusive. This is can be simple fixes, like having a break corner in the room. This is where a child would take a break if they are getting overwhelmed. Below are some good ideas for making your classroom more inclusive and accepting.
#1 Break corner
It is very important for any child to have a safe place to go for a break if they are feeling overwhelmed. Picking a little spot in the classroom designated for your student to calm down and taking a break is a perfect addition to any classroom. Make sure to stock the corner with sensory friendly items.
#2 Flexible Seating
Flexible seating has become very popular in the past few years. No student wants to sit in an uncomfortable chair all day it distracts them from learning. Having fun options for your student to sit in not only makes learning more exciting for them it helps them concentrate.
Here is a link that explains the benefits of flexible seating: http://www.themountainteacher.com/2017/08/partially-flexible-seating/