The body of research literature on inclusive classroom practice gives insight into possible ways in which inclusive classroom practitioners might think or behave. In this video, Tracy Edwards from Leeds Beckett University (UK) outlines ‘10 Habits of Inclusive Teachers’ are largely based on the writings of Florian and Black Hawkins (Florian and Black-Hawkins 2011)on the principle of Inclusive Pedagogy.
Can you think of a teacher you have encountered that embodied any of the ‘10 Habits’? What did they do and what difference do you think this made to learners?
Are there any of the 10 habits that you would personally remove or change? Are there any additional ones that you would add?
Do any of the 10 habits raise any questions for you that would be valuable to explore in further discussion?
Which of the 10 habits do you feel most strongly about? Which ones do you think feature in your own practice as a teacher? Which ones do you see every day? Are there any that you would like to develop or work on?
How might a teacher be supported to develop in relation to these 10 habits?
FLORIAN, L. and BLACK-HAWKINS, K., 2011. Exploring inclusive pedagogy. British Educational Research Journal, vol. 37, no. 5, pp. 813–828, [Available from: DOI 10.1080/01411926.2010.501096].