- It is important to understand thatinclusive classrooms and schools are complex entities and require much thought and planningto bring to fruition. Looking in an inclusion classroom may look exactly like a regular education classroom, but there are actually some significant differences. Typically the inclusive classroom has two teachers, a regular education teacher and a special education teacher who co-teach. The students consist of regular education students and special education students who are taught together. At times, the classroom will break into groups for small group instruction and other times they are taught together. Students do not know which ones have an IEP and which ones do not. The teachers in the classroom help any student who needs help.
- The key to establishing a successful inclusive classroom is looking beyond the physical and aesthetically pleasing characteristics to consider additional factors, including any sensory limitations that may limit the individual(s) from reaching their maximum academic potential.
- Review Characteristics of Inclusive Schooling
- Discuss aspects of an Inclusive Classroom
- Discuss considerations when creating a Comfortable Classroom
- Discuss diverse Learning Styles