The teaching profession is always challenging but oh, so fulfilling. This is especially true when you teach students with special needs. Seeing them experience the joy of learning and empower themselves is indeed one of the best feelings for a teacher.
Today, most classrooms across the world follow an inclusive learning approach based on Universal Design for Learning. This approach suggests that all children, regardless of their abilities, should learn together in age-appropriate classrooms.
This is because all children are equally valued and deserve access to the same opportunities. General educationists and special education teachers work together in such classrooms to provide additional support, boost learning, and foster respect and empathy.
Here are some tips that you can use while teaching children with special needs:
Go for an Individual Education Plan according to the needs of each student.
Employ Assistive Technology to overcome learning and communication hurdles.
Include Augmentative and Alternative communication teaching techniques to express needs, feelings, and ideas.
📰 Educational News Around the World
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh: Facial recognition attendance system initiated in UP schools The Uttar Pradesh government has launched AI-based facial recognition attendance monitoring system to curb proxy teachers and ghost students issues.
Dubai, UAE: UAE government directs private schools to promote and preserve national identity The Ministry of Education in UAE has directed private schools to the clauses of Article of Federal Decree-Law No. 18 of 2020 aimed at preserving the national identity of the country. It also said that schools failing to comply shall be penalised accordingly.
UAE: Private schools announce close for a three-week-long winter holiday The holidays will begin from December 12 until December 30, excluding three extra days off, which are part of the weekend. The new term will commence on Monday, January 2, 2023.
🤩 Quote for the day
“If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.”
Socio-emotional needs of students must be looked after in the classroom to ensure their holistic development. Read this newsletter to find out some ways how teachers can cater to such needs in the classroom.