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: 

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Resources by Population:

  • Class in the Classroom (PDF) - Harvard University, Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning. An examination of how class can affect learning, and suggestions for recognizing and being sensitive to class difference in the classroom.
  • Diversity and Education: Sexual Orientation (PDF) - University of Colorado, Boulder, Faculty Teaching Excellence Program. Discusses potential issues that arise in connection with sexual orientation in the classroom, and offers suggestions for using the topic for pedagogical purposes.
  • ESL Students in the Classroom (PDF) - University of Colorado, Boulder, Faculty Teaching Excellence Program. Explores differences among ESL students and challenges they may face in the classroom, combined with effective and practical techniques for working with ESL students.
  • Recognizing Cultural Variations in the Classroom (PDF) - Carnegie Mellon, Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence. A guide for faculty focused on teaching in an increasingly multicultural setting. Focus is on international students; however, the recommendations beginning on page 18 are good practices in general for addressing the needs of all students.
  • Suggestions on Teaching Students with Disabilities - UC Berkeley, Disabled Students Program. Provides suggestions for making courses “disability friendly,” including syllabus content, then lists tips for working with students with specific disabilities.
  • Teaching in Racially Diverse College Classrooms (PDF) - Harvard University, Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning. A resource designed to assist educators in creating optimal conditions for embracing diversity, including suggestions for preparation, creating the classroom environment, intervening in racially charged situations, and examining bias.
  • Treating Female and Male Students Equitably (PDF) - Dr. Bernice R. Sandler, Women’s Research and Education Institute. Recommendations aimed at helping educators treat male and female students equitably, including tools for self-reflection and best practices for use both inside and outside of the classroom.

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.