Setting the Tone for Inclusive Classrooms – Equitable Teaching

Setting the Tone for Inclusive Classrooms


This resource guide details five general practices for building inclusivity in the classroom:

  1. Establish clear expectations and goals for classroom interactions
  2. Build rapport and community in your class
  3. Model inclusive language that acknowledges student differences
  4. Help students develop awareness of multiple visible and invisible identities in the classroom
  5. Address tensions or problematic patters of interaction

For each practice, several concrete and specific actions are proposed.

Resource Goals:

  • To identify the best practices for building inclusive classrooms.

  • To provide instructors with clear, concrete steps they can take in their own classrooms.

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