Inclusive Teaching

Tanenbaum's Seven Principles of Inclusive EducationTanenbaum's Seven Principles of Inclusive Education 


Inclusive pedagogy is a method of teaching that incorporates dynamic practices and learning styles, multicultural content, and varied means of assessment, with the goal of promoting student academic success, as well as social, cultural, and physical well-being.

General Resources: 

The following resources are for your reference, if you need additional assistance or access to these documents please contact Travis Proffitt.

  • (.doc) - Carnegie Mellon University, Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence. A useful tool to help instructors reflect on the assumptions they hold about their students, which can impact student motivation and learning.
  • Preparing for Cultural Diversity - Courtesy of Edutopia. How can teachers prepare for diverse classrooms? There isn’t a definitive answer, but there is a wealth of resources online. Discover some helpful links for teachers.
  • Universal Design for LearningUniversal design for learning (UDL) is a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn.
  • Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) - The George Washington University, University Teaching and Learning Center. Building off the work of Angelo and Cross (1993), CATs are ungraded activities to provide the instructor feedback on whether or not students understand course material so that adjustments can be made before the end of the term.
  • The Heart of Learning & Teaching: Compassion, Resiliency, and Academic Success (PDF)- This e-book provides educators with a framework to understand and consider practices in trauma-informed care/teaching.  Chapters 1,3,&6 are particularly helpful.  
  • Growth Mindset: A Driving Philosophy, Not Just a Tool - “It’s important to recognize that a growth mindset is an overall paradigm for personal development rather than a pedagogical tool for measuring academic accomplishment.” - David Hocheiser

Resources by Population:

Resources by Discipline:

  • Toward Inclusive STEM Classrooms - National Institutes of Health. Includes strategies for broadening participation and success of diverse populations in STEM classrooms.  
  • Toward a More Inclusive “Theory” - Ithaca College’s Department of Humanities. This post considers ways in which the humanities can be made more inclusive and representative of diverse communities.  
  • Inclusion in the Arts (PDF) - This comprehensive edited volume offers insights into structural barriers and strategies for diversifying participation in art and design programs.