Welcome to Inclusive Classrooms
Our philosophy is that all children can experience success.
An inclusive culture within schools has clear benefits, not only for students with disabilities, but for all students and teachers.
-Victorian State Government 2016
Inclusive Classrooms grew out of discussions with teachers across Melbourne who feel that they need more support for managing aspects of inclusion and differentiation within their classrooms.
Some of their worries include:
- How can I make my Individual Learning Plans effective and useful?
- How can I best support everyone in the class at the same time?
- Is it okay to let this child walk around the room while I am teaching?
- How can I help them be more organised?
- How can I stop them being so negative about their work?
The idea behind Inclusive Classrooms is to support teachers in their work, through training, coaching and professional development. All training is needs-based and the starting point is a consultation with a member of school leadership and a pre-training questionairre for staff to ensure their needs are being met.
The training that is delivered is interactive, evidence-based and practical. It also counts towards compulsory Professional Development hours.
The aim is for teachers to walk away with a sense of confidence and some tools that they can start using immediately.
This is not Professional Development for the sake of ticking a box; this is about changing practice and helping teachers to feel confident, supported and engaged.