Inclusive Teaching and Learning Tips — Faculty Development Resources

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona, and Poinciana Campuses

Have you thought about what you could do to create more inclusive spaces for students? Inclusive teaching and learning practices involve learning environments that are student-centered with a focus on student experiences, diverse and accessible curriculum, and safe spaces that support all student success.

Here are some quick tips to think about incorporating in your interactions with students:

  • Take time to get to know your students and tailor activities based on this knowledge. Learn students’ names and consider asking questions to see if your students have prior knowledge of the content that you can build from.
  • Explain the outcomes of the lesson/unit at the beginning of the class session so students connect to the bigger picture learning goals.
  • Focus on how you create student engagement with you, other students and course content to deepen connections and investment in learning.
  • Use a wide range of teaching, learning and assessment approaches to allow multiple ways to demonstrate learning.

Please visit any Center for Teaching/Learning Innovation to explore more about these and other inclusive teaching practices.

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