An inclusive learning environment demonstrates an intentional consideration for all students and in doing so, can enhance positive well-being.

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Create class guidelines as a group to respect difference and create a safe place for discussion (Ie. “Appreciate perspectives and differences”,” Remember that people are talking from personal experiences - be empathetic”) (see sample)

Use activities and practices in class to help build intercultural competence (learn more).

Make expectations clear; remind students what resources are available to them

Provide visual support (text and/or graphic)

Pause and summarize or ask students to summarize (“I want you to summarize my example and add another” or “take a minute to prepare a question about this”)

Offer a values clarification exercise (see sample)

Publish grading rubric in advance

Break final paper into a series of smaller assignments

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Sheri Fabian
Sheri recognizes inclusivity in creating class guidelines with her students to respect difference and create a safe place for discussion.