Jayne Pletser, curriculum manager for inclusive education at the IB, shares ways to create a classroom that promotes a sense of belonging, safety, self-worth and whole growth so that every student experiences success as a key component of learning.
This blog is the second of four parts focusing on inclusion and learning diversity in IB programmes, featuring examples from the IB community. The first blog introduced the definition of inclusion at the IB, and why understanding and removing barriers to learning are crucial in creating an inclusive environment.
Community examples of inclusion in the classroom:
Topics surrounding social justice issues can elicit discomfort but a High Meadows school in Roswell, Georgia (USA) are having these conversations. It creates an inclusive learning environment for students of all races, nationalities, and sexualities, and also stimulates critical thinking and perspective sharing.
“If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.” A PYP teacher at Pathways School Noida, India discusses the inclusive pedagogy and strategies to make learning more inclusive.
IB World School coordinators and teachers can read ‘Learning diversity and inclusion in IB programmes: Removing barriers to learning’ and ‘Access and inclusion policy’ to find out more about teaching, learning, and assessment for inclusive education.